Welcome to MKL Counseling & Coaching Associates!

Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people need a little help to work through life’s problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or other issues, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.

Many people will spend a lot of years doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. Over time this takes a toll on you emotionally and physically. But, if you are reading this chances are you may be ready to try something another way. You may be ready to improve your relationships with your family, your friends, your children.


If you have tried therapy before, and bought all kinds of self-help books, or been to marriage therapy, groups, seminars, or tried other ways of relationship improvement with little success; that does not mean you can’t be helped. You have come to the right place. Our approach focuses on clearly defining the problem and how your life will be different in 6-10 sessions. We help you make the changes you need to live better, feel more fulfilled, and feel more at peace. Not only do we figure out these things, but we rank them in order of your personal priority.

We want to help you unload, disentangle, and find your confidence.

Many high functioning successful people struggle to find their balance in relationships and life. When work is going well, life is good, right?  Well, the answer is, maybe.

We all work hard and look forward to good things in life but the truth is life can be harder than we think. If you are feeling overwhelmed with life, not sure what to do next, then we may be a good fit for you. We specialize in crisis control, non life threatening that is! Guiding you through a difficult time to help regain your focus and take that next step, whether in a relationship or for you personally.

 So what exactly is “crisis” control? Well, it has to do with life getting too complicated, relationships going sour, and all of this affecting your outlook on life making it difficult to make small decisions or to interact with others. 

What most people do when things get emotionally complicated and too much to take in, is pretend things are “under control,” that they are happy with their marriage, their job, their kids. Those people are living in denial that things are OK, and these thoughts are just fueling the problem. It kicks the can, so to speak, down the pathway.

How will counseling help me feel better?  Isn’t talking to my friend or family member the same thing?

Putting off facing things that are difficult is not an easy thing but it is a decision that many people make.  Procrastinating can lead to (1.) An increase in stress level; (2.) Depleted energy; (3.) Forces you to live in silence about the things that are important to you; (4.) Sets an unhealthy tone for your family; (5.) Causes you to say “yes” to things when you really don’t want to; (6.) Leads to regret and resentment; and, (7.) Leads to the establishment of unhealthy coping skills.

Can you guarantee that I will feel better?

No counselor can make that claim. However, there are many benefits to having an unbiased, non family member who is trained to listen, assist you in talking things through.  Imagine if you could hit the reset button—if you could feel safe, settled, assured. If you hired a guide to inspire you in new ways, a person to listen, and help you set priorities for you life.

Setting goals and designating priorities is something many of our clients find rewarding in so many ways including:   (1.) Give you more energy; (2.) Teach you how to put yourself first; (3.) Reduce feelings of resentment; (4.) Help you feel more in control of family matters and relationships; (5.) Find the language to easily say what you mean; and (6.) Give you the skills to ask for what you need from those around you, and get it.

Here at MLK Counseling & Coaching Associates, LLC of Amesbury, we use the very best of these strategies to provide you with a healthy respect for individual history, melded with the “how to” get unstuck, alleviate unpleasant feelings, and take control of your life back. We want to give you strategies and help you to set a pathway forward.

If you’re ready to talk about how we can help you get on a healthier path please contact us today!