Cindy Kightlinger, CADC, LPC, LCSW
Christian Counseling-Mercy House of Meadville, Inc.
13180 Leslie Road, Ste. 2, Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335
Couples in conflict need to understand that we are pro-marriage and pro-family. However, we understand that often one of the partners may not want the marriage. Though we will help work toward resolve and solution, we can't guarantee outcome. But when we get couples who want the marriage to thrive, therapy can be exciting and at the same time challenging. Communication is a top treatment focus for couples. If you can communicate there is a possibility of resolve. That is where we will put efforts.
Lawrence Cross, MA, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist/Clinical Social Worker
211 West Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington, Pennsylvania 16142
Sometimes relationship conflicts and individual differences seem insurmountable. This can be especially so when we lack insight and compassion into not only ourselves and our own childhoods, but the developmental/family origins of our partner's behavior. When we understand the deeper meanings residing in the maladaptive behavior of our partner, we are less likely to personalize/internalize their struggles and accept their blaming projections. Moreover, we can begin relating in a compassionate manner as opposed to anger or rage. Our approach to helping couples will invigorate a new spirit of "partnership" where "keeping score" or "needing to be right" will be a dynamic of the past.