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

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.
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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A Second Door

Since 1977, I’ve have three different office locations, my current one now for seven and a half years. And in each location my own office has a single door - through which folks enter, and then depart. Then another client or couple may enter from my waiting room, and at the end of their session, also depart. A simple and common pattern. Hardly noteworthy. I do it myself every day.

Years ago I heard of a therapist who had two doors in his office - one by which a client or patient entered, and a second by which they departed. The idea was that the person (or couple) would leave therapy for a different life rather than just return to the previous one. I never quite understood the logistics of it, but the theory continued to intrigue me.

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