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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“Until Life’s Work is Done”

These final words from a Christian hymn, caught my attention a few Sundays ago - and even separate from their specific context, they seemed to stand out for me.[1]

There was a time when the idea of one’s ‘life work’ was synonymous with one’s vocation or job - if only for the purpose of supporting a marriage or family, and perhaps then feeding a retirement.   

I’ll often ask adolescents what goes through their minds when ‘grown-ups’ ask in some form “what do you want to do when you grow up?”  Often their response is to have no idea. It’s commonly known these days that a high percentage of the jobs that are available today won’t even exist in five years.  

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No man should judge unless he asks himself in absolute honesty whether in a similar situation he might not have done the same. -Viktor Frankl, author, neurologist, and psychiatrist (1905-1997)