Douglas Goldschmidt, LCSWR
Clinical Social Worker
50 Presidential Plaza, LL5, Syracuse, New York 13057
I believe that chemical addictions generally require specialized treatment first to end the chemical addiction. I then can work with the addictive behaviors and thoughts. Chemical and behavioral addictions, such as sexual and Internet addictions, require that the therapist offer a compassionate space where the client can face the addiction's origins, its meanings, and its effects on their lives. As therapist, I help the client sit with their pain and often shame, working to see the addictions for what they are, and then moving towards new emotional and behavioral coping behaviors that offer the possibility of a healthy future.