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.
Jill Weldum, MA, LMFT, CCPT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Play
214 N.Washington St., Rome, NY 13440
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.