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 41 years now.  My skills best represent the human side of the therapist’s art - 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.
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Why Feed What Isn’t You?

A simple way to lose weight

One day, some long time ago, I came up with what I considered a simple and yet novel idea about losing weight. I would begin with drawing or somehow picturing the current state (size) of one’s body. Then draw or picture the ideal state or vision of your body. When you superimpose one over the other, usually there will be some extra places - the stuff you want to reduce or get rid of. The trick would be that whenever we eat, we find a way to feed only the parts of ourselves we want to keep. The parts we want to get rid of would simple starve away.

There’s a sign in my dentist’s office that reminds us we need only take care of the teeth we want to keep.

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