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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Oh No! Not Again!

Every night and every morning

It seems lately that every night just before getting into bed, and every morning, before I get out of bed, I check the world news on my cellphone - it doesn’t help my sleep, but I think it’s just to check that the world is still out there. And these lasts few weeks have been horrid. Again and again there’s a shooting, a terrorist attack, a non-terrorist attack, or something that involves the taking of lives, the hospitalization of dozens, and the terrorizing of innocents. Remember when it was just armies and military folks that suffered casualties? I’ve just read that (in the US) guns are used in 100,000 shootings, causing more than 30,000 (!) deaths. Now no place seems exempt, or any particular class of people - women and children, old and young, vacationers, dancing people, people from all parts of the globe, innocents. For a couple years now, it seems police have been more publicly killing civilians, and civilians are now killing police. Once we get caught on this wheel (O Fortuna!), it seems we can’t get off.

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