Couples/Family Therapy


Working with Couples and Families is a specialty offered at Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver and Associates. It is important to find a trained professional that has experience and knowledge in this area, since working with a couple or family requires different skills than working with an individual client. We believe that each person involved in the therapy needs to feel heard, validated, and understood. The “couple” or “family” is the client, not the individual. 

Couples and Families can go through many phases throughout life, but even the most healthy relationships need assistance from time to time. Everyone can benefit from learning better listening and communication skills. We actually see the best results from couples and families who seek help BEFORE problems become unmanageable. So if you are seeing a problem becoming a pattern, DON’T WAIT! Call today and schedule an appointment.


The most common thing we hear from couples and families is “we should be able to solve this problem ourselves.” If only that were true! When we are part of the structural unit, we don’t see impartially, and that’s where a trained professional can help. Remember, we all have individual personalities and some of our personality traits don’t mesh well with someone else’s. That does not mean that one person is right and the other is wrong, it just means that you need to learn to understand each other and find a better way to communicate. 

At Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver and Associates, we can help you:

  • Become a better parent
  • Bring passion back to your relationship
  • Stop fighting
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Feel more connected 
  • Learn to know when it is time to separate and do it in a respectful and healthy way
  • Learn to Co-parent when going through separation and divorce
  • Find balance 
  • Set Boundaries
  • Increase trust 
  • Achieve more intimacy
  • Enjoy being a family

We respect that relationships are one of the most delicate and intimate parts of life and it can feel scary to share this with a stranger. We promise to value your feelings and work with you to establish trust. Our main goal is to help you learn the tools you need to improve your relationship and get you back to enjoying each other again. 

Help is available for Couples and Families in Scranton and Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. Please contact Dr. Cynthia Edwards-Hawver and Associates today to set up an appointment.