Welcome to the Arlington Helping Professionals Alliance website!

Mission Statement

The Arlington Helping Professionals Alliance (AHPA) serves as a network of connection, information and referral for helping professionals in the Arlington, Massachusetts area. We offer a variety of resources, supportive services and information so that the community can easily and effectively find the type of help they are seeking.


The Arlington Helping Professionals Alliance was founded in January, 2002 by two Arlington-based psychotherapists, Lore Peters and Laury Rappaport, in response to the September 11, 2001 tragedy. Their idea, to provide easy access to services in times of need and to connect local professionals with one another, has blossomed into a network of practitioners treating the mind, body, and spirit.

At The First Health & Wellness Fair
sponsored by AHPA, April 2005

First Health & Wellness Fair

Find the list of our practitioners and their information on the Practioners page.

Check out our Calendar section for exciting, upcoming events.

If you know about a ‘helping’ event in Arlington do not hesitate to contact us so we can put it in our calendar section.

Thank you for visiting our website!