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.