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William Macaux

Masters of Business Administration, MBA
MassachusettsRhode Island
Couples therapy & relationships-Career issues & development-Personal growth & development-Premarital counseling-

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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 (e.g., 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.

Work and Education

Private practice, Clinical & consulting psychology
RHR International, Consulting psychology practice
Right Management, Career transition coaching

Indiana State University, PhD – Counseling Psychology
Butler University, MS – Marriage & Family Therapy
Indiana Wesleyan University, MBA – Management & Leadership
UWGB, BA – Philosophy


Rhode Island: PS00876 - Massachusetts: 8116




Couples therapy & relationships - Forming, deepening, and building trust; learning about your differences; recovering from episodes of infidelity or separation; and cultivating skills for working through conflict with assertiveness and mutual respect

Career issues & development - Coping with work-related stress, clarifying your career direction; making the most of a promotion; recovering from setbacks; and learning how to lead and navigate the political aspects of organizational life

Personal growth & development - How role-taking in life (personal and professional) challenges us with new demands for development; how overcome the adverse impacts from early life that limit our growth; and, how to find your path of self-actualization

Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Satisfaction in career and relationships depends largely on what we bring to them - attitude, presence, things we can control and self-manage!


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$195 (60min)
  • Sliding scale:$175 - $195
  • Couples sessions:$250 (60min)
  • Personal & Developmental Coaching$250 (60min)
  • Career Counseling$250 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"He seemed open to discussion and was very calm and collected, which made the process very easy."
- Zencare client August 2021
"Dr. Macaux was a good listener and asked pertinent questions."
- Zencare client July 2021
"We discussed the main issues and he listened and made good suggestions."
- Zencare client July 2021
"I got a good feeling about Bill and think he will be a caring and perceptive partner for me in therapy."
- Zencare client July 2021
"Dr. Macaux is insightful, professional, and understanding."
- Zencare client June 2021
"Mr. Macaux quickly put my partner at ease and answered all of our questions thoughtfully and earnestly."
- Zencare April 2021
"Dr. Macaux had a nice demeanor."
- Zencare client April 2021
"He provided a detailed plan on what his approach is and explained how he would guide us."
- Zencare client January 2021
"He was very kind, attentive to questions, and did not rush me off the phone despite the quick timeline."
- Zencare client December 2020
"Dr. Macaux had a calming effect. He listened well and laid out clearly what the next sessions would be like. I think he’s going to be a great addition to strengthen me and my partner's relationship."
- Zencare client July 2020
"Bill was able to accurately assess my situation and give insightful suggestions for moving forward. I found his advice helpful and calming."
- Zencare client March 2022
"Dr. Macaux was very kind and a great facilitator of conversation. I'm looking forward to working with him."
- Zencare client April 2022
"My initial consultation with Bill was great! He was honest about his practice's philosophy and his own experience. Even though I decided to proceed with another therapist, Bill would have been a great therapist and coach."
- Zencare client April 2022
"Great call."
- Zencare client April 2022
"Dr. Marcaux was very empathetic and insightful. He was a pleasure to work with."
- Zencare client April 2022
- Zencare client May 2022
"Very helpful and responsive and setup appointments"
- Zencare client May 2022
"Our initial phone consultation with Bill was really wonderful, and we were so glad to connect with a therapist that is so confident and clear in his approach. We hope to start couples therapy with Bill soon!"
- Zencare client July 2022
"Bill responded quickly to my questions and answered them to my satisfaction."
- Zencare client September 2023

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