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 41 years now.  My skills best represent the human side of the therapist’s art - 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

Individuals
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.
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The Art of “Flipping.”

Living in a Binary World

I don’t know if it’s true in the rest of the world of sentient beings, but it seems characteristic of the human world that we are binary thinkers. My training has been to consider there are always more options available to us than we think. But, and especially when under stress, we easily get stuck in or revert to a dual mindset.

We like to think in terms of right vs wrong, black vs white, my side vs your side.  Once we’ve chunked it down to a binary phenomenon, then we can vote, or debate, or even flip a coin toward a decision. Let’s hear it for sports rivalries (think of March Madness).

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The real index of civilization is when people are kinder than they need to be. -Louis de Berniere, novelist (b. 1954