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

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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Getting Over or Getting Through

Waiting for the Messiah

In the Christian liturgical calendar this time of year the standard lessons celebrate both the ending of things (the “final days”) and anticipates the beginning of things (“new beginnings”). It’s an annual cycle primarily attuned to the seasonal progression of the our earth’s relationship to the sun. And whether it’s infinitely large or infinitely small, for good or ill, it’s ours.

And in our own national four-year cycle of chief presidential office-holding, it comes around, perhaps more nuanced this time, to a contest between the democratic ideal of the will of the people, and a monolithic grandiosity that can ‘trump’ anything in its way.

At the time of this writing, we are just a few days from Election Day 2020. More than usual is the apparent number of those who want to vote. And more than usual are those who want to diminish access to voting. Time seems to be of the essence - the sooner the safer. As if time can co-opt chaos.

And the dragon that emerged from the bowels of the earth, and now hovering over every horizon is the COVID. This particular emergent beast has a new trick. (Remember folks, it’s “Trick or Treat” time in this corner of the world.)

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Now is the time to understand / That all your ideas of right and wrong / Were just a child's training wheels / To be laid aside / When you finally live / With veracity / And love. -Hafez, poet (1315-1390)