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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Sorry to Interrupt, but I’m not Listening

Many of my readers and clients know I attribute almost magical powers to the phenomenon of human communication. It is a near universal healer for couples, families, enemies and friends. It is called the art of dialogue - two people talking to each other. The primary structure of such communication involves speaking and listening, and in such a manner assumes and increases respect for each other.

The Dialogue of the Deaf

However, what I often hear is a ‘discussion’ in which one or both parties are unresponsive to what the other is saying. It can be that each is so anxious to tell their story, or to counter the story of their partner, that they don’t listen. Don’t want to, or are incapable.

And one sure clue is that one or both will constantly interrupt each other.  It’s as if he who speaks most, wins.

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Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel prize in literature (1872-1970)