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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Innocence and Wisdom

Here is an anecdote from a recorded interview with the late Joseph Campbell, that great student of world mythology. He was lecturing at a New England university, when a young coed approached him with this comment: “Isn’t it wonderful, Dr. Campbell, that now we can go directly from innocence to wisdom.”  

Long a large influence on my own life, he responded to the young woman with some shock, “But… what you miss in between is Life.”  

That was many years ago (he died in 1987). But for some reason, it has stayed in my memory, ever near the surface, ever since.  

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Thoughts for Living More Fully

‎"Anxiety is love's greatest killer.  It creates the failures.  It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you.  You know you want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic." Anaïs Nin (February, 1947).  Writer & journalist 1903-1977.