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.
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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Dividing the World in order to Save It

I’ve heard preachers do it. They’ll define an enemy and then work to ‘save’ the people from it. I see so many of our politicians do it (as well as our divider-in-chief in the White House).

They say it’s the devil’s favorite tactic. Divide people from each other - and they will feel much better, ‘safer’, superior (or inferior).  

Take, for example, the debates about gun control. Personally I believe the statistics that demonstrate I’m much safer where I live in that I don’t own a gun. But I can appreciate some of those who argue otherwise. I don’t like the way the argument is dividing the world around the issue of saving it.

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Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt. -Clarence Darrow, lawyer and author (1857-1938)