Kathleen Thomas, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
4559 Old William Penn Hwy., Murrysville, Pennsylvania 15668
When working with couples, I find that people get into bad habits and use short hand communication that gets them into trouble. We also at times develop expectations of one another, that sometimes using a counselor can help clarify communication and reinforce what has been going right. Some of the biggest, but often not the hardest to remedy are problems with childraising, money and long term goals.
Lisa Reed, MA, NCC, LPC, CAADC
Licensed Professional Counselor
900 6th Street and 342 South Richards Street, Saxton and Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522
I enjoy helping couples learn to communicate their wants and needs to one another affectionately and assertively. I use and give many relationship questionnaries and role play situations together to help couples communicate. I help couples learn to love themselves and one another. Using I feel statements rather than the demeaning You statements is a big key. Sometimes we need to look at past hurts and present feelings to help understand why couples do and say things innappropriately and ineffectively. Reducing stress in a relationhip and balancing work, duties and pleasure are also goals to work on.
Steven Hand, MA, CAC
Psychologist, Certified Addictions Counselor
304 Frankstown Rd., Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602
As a couples therapist, I see the couple as my client. I believe that my role is to help the couple function more effectively together, and to increase their happiness with each other. I pay special attention to the matters of honesty, trust, and respect. I care about what each individual wants from the relationship, and I help them to communicate this in an effective manner.