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.
Pascual Chen, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
6200 Brooktree Rd. Suite 110, Wexford, Pennsylvania 15090
I am passionate about helping couples have successful and enjoyable relationships. When working with couples, I use a combination of emotionally focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and Imago Dialogue. When couples experience conflict, they tend to be caught in a vicious cycle where the very tools they use to improve the relationship is the very thing that is making it worse. For example, a husband may get quiet when his wife brings on a complaint. The reason he is quiet is to not make things worse, but this happens to trigger the wife to get more upset. My goal is to help you identify your cycle, get unstuck, and learn effective communicative skills.