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

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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Anonymous Benevolence

There have been five days since the incident itself and my first sitting down here to write about it. Five days to spend processing what happened to me, and more importantly, what it continues to mean to me, and what it can mean for others.

Here’s what happened

One evening, I was working late in the ‘back room’ of my office suite, having seen my last client and sitting with the ever-present paperwork that’s a necessity part of my work. Then realizing I hadn’t eaten since mid-day I decided to go across the street to a bakery-restaurant that graces my professional neighborhood. It’s an up-scale and friendly place - where sometimes I can’t pronounce what’s on the menu, but it’s always satisfying to the palate. The soup of the day was a (very) Spicy Indian tomato, to be followed by a sweet dessert and a cappuccino.  

The room was only about a third occupied, it being later in the evening. Ahead of me and to my left was a table which looked to be a family of four, two parents and two young adult children. There was no specific interaction between myself and them. In time they finished and left. A short time later, my waitress came to me and said “Your meal has been paid for” - pointing out the empty table I’ve just mentioned.  

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