Jodie Wilson, LCSW-R
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
407 Tulip Street, Liverpool, New York 13088
Love and intimacy are not guaranteed once you commit yourself to a partner. These relational qualities need to be developed and nurtured. The stress of work, finances, family and life can negatively impact your relationship. Therapy can help explore how you and your partner communicate and express emotions such as anger, sadness, love and joy toward each other. Through therapy, you both learn to identify the barriers to intimacy. Together we can work to develop good strategies for developing and maintaining a healthy, loving, and intimate relationship between you and your partner.
Douglas Goldschmidt, LCSWR
Clinical Social Worker
50 Presidential Plaza, LL5, Syracuse, New York 13057
Couples counseling is often like being a good dance director -- it is helping two people establish (or re-establish) an emotional and physical intimacy that carries them through different tunes and dances. Unlike individual therapy, couples therapy is about the relationship of two people, not just "fixing" one of the couple's members. This requires the therapist and couple to explore how the couple's initial intimacy was damaged and then, focusing mindfully on the present and not on the past, seeing possible positive changes that can reestablish the couple's intimacy and trust, or ending their relationship in a couple.