Children / Adolescents
Counseling Children and Adolescents is a distinct therapeutic art in itself.
Up until a few years ago, my professional partner was Jane Kimball. We have known each other now for over I have known Jane Kimball for over 40 years. We have children about the same age, and I have long enjoyed being a member of her extended family.
Our professional relationship began in those early years when I started asking her advice about young clients of mine. It developed to the point where she would ask “would you like me to see (the client)?” I became more aware of her extraordinary skills in relating therapeutically to kids; and most of my own skills in working with youth I have learned from Mrs. Kimball. She’s a natural.
She returned to school, graduating from the University of Michigan - Flint with two degrees in social work, and a straight-A academic record. In 1997 we formed our professional partnership – McDonald and Kimball PLC Counseling Services.
Unfortunately we had to dissolve the partnership in 2013, due to increasing health constraints on her part.
However, I will still accept young people as clients, as my time allows - and she is always there in the background, advising and teaching me how to do it well.
Also JoAnne Ingram, MSW ACSW, my office-mate since May 2013, has an extensive background which includes in working with children and adolescents. So I generally will defer to her with this population.