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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New Year 2018 - A Better Year? Yes, at least Some

The Pilot Light

New Years Eve Day morning - the pilot light had gone out. I found my hot water heater full of cold water. But I had other matters to attend, including a Newsletter to polish - I didn’t make any connection. And yes, I had dishes to wash, laundry to do, and needed a shower at least by evening (the latter being most important).

Besides up here we’re in a deep deep freeze of Winter weather; and my Michigan basement is a cold place. My water heater “isn’t that old” and this has never happened before with this one - much fancier and ‘electronic’.  (Truth be told, in my lifetime, I’ve relit many gas appliances, with pliers and wire and farmers matches - but it’s been a long time.)

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