Jill Weldum, MA, LMFT, CCPT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Play
214 N.Washington St., Rome, NY 13440
When we are struggling in our love relationship and decide to seek help, there are a few things to consider. Is your therapist a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist? Choosing someone with the right training is critical, because couples therapy is very different from individual therapy. Secondly, is the therapist a good fit for both of you? Therapy will not succeed if you or your partner doesn't like the therapist. I have worked with couples for 20 years, and believe that every relationship has the potential for improvement and health. I enjoy working with straight, gay, lesbian, married, pre-marital,and committed couples. You will feel accepted and welcome.
David Palmiter, Ph.D., ABPP
Waverly, Pennsylvania 18471
Too often we tend to our relationships after life's obligations have been met. However, that extra time is as mythical as a unicorn. Thus, our relationships get treated like a cactus, instead of the orchids that they are. And, like any orchid treated like a cactus, they wilt and their survival becomes threatened. But, if we treat an orchid like a cactus we don't blame the flower, unlike how we tend to blame our relationships. My approach to couple's counseling is mechanical. First, I help a couple to diagnose the problem(s). Then we do exercises to enhance intimacy, followed by exercises for solving problems and improving communication. I help couples to flourish as they used to.