MAPS’ Adult Services assists all clients who are age 18 or older. We offer individual, couples, family, or group therapy, depending on the problem. Some of the most common problems we help with are:
- Depression, including mood disorders, prolonged grief, thoughts of self-harm, low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness.
- Anxiety disorders including panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders, chronic worrying, sleep difficulties and other problems associated with stress.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders including dissociation, flashbacks, intrusive memories, feelings of guilt, or persistent fear or avoidance.
- Marital Problems with counseling directed either toward helping couples resolve differences and strengthen their marriage, helping couples overcome betrayal or loss of trust, or helping couples find a peaceful and equitable manner of ending their marriage.
- Grief associated with loss, including deaths, divorce, “empty-nest” experiences, unemployment, relocation or other causes.
- Problems of aging such as retirement, health problems, loss of independence, caring for an aging parent, memory difficulties, and other challenges that we often experience in later years.
- Domestic violence or problems associated with abusive or exploitive relationships that cause us to feel controlled, devalued, threatened or trapped.
- Recovery from childhood sexual or physical abuse.
- Challenges of sexual identity issues.
Limitations: MAPS Counseling Services does not provide psychiatric care (the ability to prescribe medication), but we are available to work with our clients’ primary care physicians to explore medication options when appropriate. MAPS is limited in our capacity to work with individuals with severe and chronic mental illness in need of long-term counseling and where the community mental health center is usually the better resource. In some cases we may provide ancillary counseling to individuals who receive care from the community mental health center. Other than our substance abuse services and some child services, MAPS does not provide court-ordered treatment for individuals who are violent or abusive. MAPS also does not provide court ordered testing or assessments for parents rights, custody decisions, capacity to stand trial or other questions mandated by legal proceedings.