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.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Buffalo, New York 14202
What are the most common couples' issues? If you are thinking "communication, conflict, sex, money, child rearing" you are correct. However, most therapists will go after the symptom on each side of the couple fence thinking that the way to effective change is by getting each party to "work" on their respective "issue". Many times the parties don’t agree but comply. Imagine if you could align the unconscious brains of a couple and stop the "working on your issues" part that has become so popular in therapy settings? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how! Or call 877-606-6161. DR. FLEMING'S NEW RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES INTENSIVES. www.kevinflemingphd.com/marriage-couples-retreats.php
Philip Kolba, MA
Buffalo, New York 14223
There are countless models of healthy romantic relationships, from monogamous to polyamorous, and unique variations between partners. The scripts for dating and longterm relationships of our parents’ generations may not be applicable to your relationship, and there is no formal education in how to be a good partner or how to identify unhealthy relationships. But there is psychological research that shows that effective communication, emotional openness, intimacy, and other factors contribute to healthy relationships. Creating these conditions are skills that can be learned. I practice brief humanistic and emotion-focused therapy (EFT) to help my LGBTQ and hetero clients learn these skills.
Carol Munschauer, Ph.D
Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst
605 Le Brun Road, Amherst, New York 14226
I do a unique form of Couples Therapy and so far have had no failures ( knock on wood!). I do not do behavioral interventions such as communication training with homework, although communication skills are involved, but I work by seeing each partner both individually and as a couple. My approach is based on the belief that "two people can see things in two different ways and both be "right." This is unlike other approaches where couples vie to convince the therapist of WHO IS RIGHT OR WHO IS THE GOOD ONE. No one is born for another person: either in a marital couple or a business partner: the couples that survive are the ones who can respect how they have come to see things differently
Wendy Pegan, MS, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor & DivorceMediator
4242 RIDGE LEA RD. SUITE 6, AMHERST, New York 14226
Our intimate relationships are among the most important relationships we will ever have. Their significance to our sense of safety and emotional security is critical. And the right skills are as important as the right partner. At Creative Relationship Center, caring licensed counselors with help you learn to address your priorities and expectations of each other by having a solid understanding of the issues that can get in your way. Let us help you find the happiness you deserve.
Lesley Martin, MA, LMHC, NCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
4242 Ridge Lea Road, Suite 11B, Amherst, New York 14226
Relationships can be complicated. You may be struggling with a particular issue and not know how to approach it with your partner. Or you may feel like you're repeating the same patterns over and over. Perhaps your partner experienced a traumatic event and you want to be supportive, but aren't sure what to do to help. Maybe you are just having a hard time talking to each other and getting along. Couples therapy can help! I provide a comfortable and open place to discuss your concerns, feelings and goals. I help couples gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their issues, and work collaboratively with them to build effective communication skills, reduce conflict and promote growth.