Whether your search for a therapist stems from

  •   a specific crisis,

  •   a chronic long-term problem,

  •   a deep desire to live life more fully,

  •   or all three  -  take a look here.

Here is the kind of therapy you want, when therapy is what you need.  I love my work, and have been doing it well for 38 years now.  My skills best represent the human side of the therapist’s art - being caring, flexible and open, yet competent and professional.

Take a look inside this website.  There’s a lot of information here to help you get to know me better and for your own use to enrich your life.

It represents help for you to accomplish that creative combination of

   (a)  what your heart desires, and

   (b)  what is right for you.

Bill McDonald


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Types of Counseling

You may be going through a specific crisis or difficult life transition. Maybe you're suffering from a chronic long-term dysfunction and want to finally make some healthy and/or necessary changes in your life.
Couples / Marriage
Only within the last half century has couples or marital therapy become a distinct discipline of its own. (Notwithstanding, some of the secrets of good marital counseling have been around for hundreds or thousands of years.
Children / Adolescents
Counseling Children and Adolescents is a distinct therapeutic art in itself.
I have known Jane Kimball for over 30 years. We have children about the same age, and I have long enjoyed being a member of her extended family.
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An Anatomy of Hope for 2017 (Part One)

In recent months I’ve been searching for a congruent “anatomy” (or at least a useful skeleton) to organize my thinking about what’s happening in our world, as well as what it and I can offer as a meaningful future for our people.

Many of my clients are in distress. Many of my friends and neighbors are in distress. My country and the world are in distress. I sometimes feel as if I’m standing in the middle, struggling to hold some small parts of it together. No, this is not a messianic fantasy, but rather a gift of necessity for those specific folks who do look to me for hope. 

The poet Yeats famously wrote in 1919, in the immediate aftermath of WW1, 

“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;  Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” (“The Second Coming”) 

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