William (Bill)  Macaux

William (Bill) Macaux

Psychologist, PhD

Masters of Business Administration, MBA

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated November 04, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Couples therapy & relationships
  • Career coaching & development
  • Bereavement & life transitions
  • Group dynamics
  • In-depth assessment
  • Adult identity development

Professional statement

Dr. Macaux is a private practice psychologist in Providence, RI, where he specializes in helping clients learn to adaptively respond to life’s problems, first, by facing them and exploring them deeply enough to hear what they’re telling us. This enables clients to decipher the “messages” that are embedded in experiences of distressed mood, relationship issues, and problems at work. From there, fresh insights and strategies for growth emerge.

In his practice, Dr. Macaux starts with an intensive, up-front assessment process that helps his clients get to the bottom of their presenting issues, challenges, and needs for growth. He uses an integrative existential approach to development. His style encourages but also challenges his clients to learn from their experience and take authentic action in their lives.

Before receiving his PhD in Counseling Psychology, Bill studied philosophy for several years, earned a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy, and worked in the corporate world (IBM & Cisco) while completing an MBA. He brings a combination of compassion and pragmatism to his work with clients. He believes in the power of joint discovery.

Message to clients

Adaptive adult identity development is a lifelong journey. We all have a personal history that's shaped us. Our patterns of thought, feeling, and relating to others from early life may help or hinder our growth as we take on new challenges or enter new roles and relationships. Troubled feelings may arise in the process (anxiety, depression, or a loss of confidence), causing us to feel stuck. However, beneath such unwelcome troubles often lies an invitation to learn more about our lives. And it's easiest to welcome these troubles and learn from them in the context of an authentic, supportive, and stimulating helping relationship.

My role is to join you in that exploration and learning experience. Together we will identify what you need to learn, what you need to do differently, and what you need to change in order to further evolve as a person. With that insight and understanding, we can then get about the business of making change and moving forward.


ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Couples therapy & relationships - Forming, deepening, and building trust in relationships, and working through conflict with assertiveness and confidence

Career coaching & development - Making the most of a promotion, recovering from disappointments, and learning how to navigate the social-organizational aspects of company life

Bereavement & life transitions - Navigating changes, challenges, and crises at home and at work (career transitions, relationships, stress & burnout, and personal losses)

Group dynamics - Assessment and development of the dynamics of interaction in a team, or in a group of peers or colleagues, and the individual's role as a leader or as a group member

In-depth assessment - A deep and thorough assessment of personality, temperament, interpersonal tendencies, and how they interact with one's role and social environment

Adult identity development - How our role-taking in life (personal or professional) presents challenges and new demands for development, and how this can lead to self-actualization

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $195 (60min)
  • Initial session: $250 (75min)
  • Couples sessions: $215 (75min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Macaux can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Providence practice

194 Waterman Street

Providence, RI 02906

  • Mon 8:30am-7:00pm
  • Tue 8:30am-7:00pm
  • Wed 8:30am-7:00pm
  • Thu 8:30am-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:30am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, Clinical & consulting psychology, 2008 - Present

RHR International, Consulting psychology practice, 1997 - 2008

Right Management, Career transition coaching, 1993 - 1997

Indiana State University, PhD – Counseling Psychology

Butler University, MS – Marriage & Family Therapy

Indiana Wesleyan University, MBA – Management & Leadership

UWGB, BA – Philosophy


  • English

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