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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Gratitude - an Antidote to Despair

For some time now I’ve been noticing folks who speak of maintaining a specific practice of gratitude. And recently I found an article naming an “attitude of gratitude” as a counter to many of the world’s ills.

This year it was quite late on Thanksgiving Day that it occurred to me as an “oh yes” that this was a day for conscious thankfulness. Then one day later the ubiquitous name “Black Friday” assaulted me from all directions, until again, late in the day, the irony hit me with a thud to the chest. Thanksgiving Thursday and Black Friday are eternally sandwiched in our culture like sugar and mud. And since Black Friday now seems to begin on the day before Thanksgiving, and ends on Cyber Monday, it seems poor Thanksgiving Day hardly stands a chance in the midst of the larger annual holiday shopping orgy.

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