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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Betrayal

It wasn’t that many years ago, maybe four or five, that a particular thought showed up, and has since stayed close to me. Maybe it was an original thought, or perhaps somebody shared it with me. But this was it:

Every Story Must have a Betrayal

It seems that every story in all of the world’s literature is based on a betrayal of some sort. Every classic novel. Every grand opera. Every movie, TV show, every Harlequin romance, every comic book - there’s a central betrayal. Without it, there would be no interest in reading or viewing it. The Bible is organized around two of them - one at the beginning, and one in the middle.  Both in gardens. Without either betrayal, the one in The Garden of Eden and the kiss of Judas in Gesthemane, there would be very little reason to even read it. The Old Testament has lots of other betrayals as well, as does the New Testament.

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Thoughts for Living More Fully

Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest. The maple and the pine may whisper to each other with their leaves ... But the trees also commingle their roots in the darkness underground, and the islands also hang together through the ocean's bottom. -William James, psychologist and philosopher (1842-1910)