Jill Weldum, MA, LMFT, CCPT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Play
528 Oak St., Syracuse, New York 13203
Sexual addiction can consume your life...whether you are the addicted person or the person who loves them. I have worked with people struggling with sex addiction for many years, and know the steps needed to begin the path of healing, or move further on that path. Sexual feelings are inescapable for most people, which is why it requires a different approach than standard addiction treatment based on AA. We will work together to heal the wound underneath your addiction and create a healthy relationship for you with your sexuality. If you are the partner of a sexually addicted person, we will work towards healthy boundaries that will help you handle your loved one's addiction.
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.
Patricia Petrone, M.S., LMHC
NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist
98 North Avenue, Webster, New York 14580
Are you wondering if your behavior is an Addiction? Clients often seek out therapy because they feel unsure about whether or not they're addicted. Sometimes, they are sure and have realized that they can't kick the illness alone. From chemical dependency addiction, to gambling, food, sex, pornography, or relationship addiction, the disease is truly debilitating. Addictions tear families apart, causing legal and monetary issues, divorce, as well as thousands of physical fatalities every year as a side effect. Despite the prominence of addiction today, there is hope and help waiting for you! I have years of experience treating addicts and helping them regain their lives successfully.
Cindy McCormack, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
2290 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14610
Shopping, alcohol, marijuana, eating, and video games are all ways of coping with feelings. I first assess clients to determine what level of care they need. For those appropriate for individual therapy, I help them develop positive coping skills and self-care as a foundation to let go of addictions. I also focus on helping clients build self-esteem, positive relationships, and positive work environments. When appropriate I help clients heal from past trauma to help facilitate change.