About the Author


William Hambleton Bishop lives with his lovely wife, life-loving toddler, and energetically magnificent dog in Longmont, Colorado. Will is the Executive Director of the Denver Family Institute, which is a non-profit in Denver which has the mission of nurturing wellness into our shared community through services and trainings in promoting healthy relationships. Additionally Will offers individual, couples and family therapy out of his private practice. He holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado with an emphasis in Couples and Family Therapy along with a  two year, AAMFT approved, post graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Denver Family Institute.

Will’s professional passion is to help people and their loved ones to find wellness through a meaningful, intelligent and empathetic therapeutic encounter; his personal passion is to offer love to his friends and family from a place of loyalty, to free himself to the joy found recreating in the mountains, to play music to poetically motivate and to heal, and to continually search out new and exciting forms of health, humor, hope and happiness.

In his journey to become a more fully authentic person Will has decided to create this blog to offer a fusion of his professional and personal self. Therefore the ‘thoughts from a therapist’ will include lessons learned from both his path in becoming a therapist and from his journey of learning a degree of selflessness through the love of his wonderful wife, of learning humility while overcoming difficult teenage years, of the importance of unconditional love as his family held him through his years of attachment issues related to his adoption, of finding the gift of the present moment through the mind quieting beauty of the Rocky Mountains, of learning to find wellness by nurturing the body with proper exercise, and of the infinite freedom that can be found when he surrenders himself to music and creativity. Will’s life and the lives of those close to him have had their share of bliss and suffering… For now Will has found balance and peace and his goal is to share with you some thoughts on how to increase wellness while cultivating both personal and relational strength to better manage the inevitable ups and downs of this delicate and precious thing we call life.

For information about Will’s Front Range therapy service please visit his website at

www.whbtherapy.com and for more about Will’s creative side please visit him at www.williamhambletonbishop.com . Will’s wife is a practicing nutritionist in the Front Range of Colorado she has a very excellent nutrition blog at www.justalittlechocolate.com – as the name suggests she is a proponent of a balanced view on nutrition, and as such her ideas and recipes are very doable and accessible.

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