MPA provides psychotherapy and counseling services for a wide variety of emotional issues and psychological difficulties.

  • Individual child, adolescent, and adult 
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group
  • Supervision and training for therapists
  • Consultation for therapists and their clients
  • Professional education and workshops


  • Depression and anxiety
  • Trauma/abuse/neglect
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Addiction and recovery
  • Sexual addiction
  • Relationship and intimacy concerns
  • Family systems
  • Open and polyamorous relationships
  • Women’s issues
  • Men’s issues
  • GLBTQ concerns
  • Fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum support
  • Sexual health
  • Loss and grief
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality
  • Creativity/performance anxiety
  • Chronic illness and adjustment
  • Career guidance
  • Aging
  • Attachment issues
  • Caregiver support
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Life transitions
  • Managing emotions
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Personal growth
  • Psychotherapy for therapists
  • Workplace concerns
  • Blended families
  • Diversity
  • Divorced or separated parents
  • Non-profit organization support
  • Women and finances

About Counseling and Psychotherapy

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

There are differences between counseling and psychotherapy. Counseling is generally short-term, focused on a specific problem in the present, and is a time during which you will receive support, advice and guidance, and learn new skills. The focus is on behavioral change rather than on underlying causes of the behavior.

Psychotherapy is often more long term and focuses on understanding and changing problematic and fundamental patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving, and the ways in which you relate to your self and others. Many people wish to change, but cannot seem to do so. Psychotherapy helps you overcome obstacles to change by examining and changing the root causes of your problems.

Both counseling and psychotherapy require a strong commitment to change, the willingness to tolerate some discomfort to get where you want to be, compassion for self and others, and a curiosity about how your mind works. Therapy is most effective when you put consistent effort toward self-reflection and change.