Douglas Goldschmidt, LCSWR
Clinical Social Worker
50 Presidential Plaza, LL5, Syracuse, New York 13057
We grieve the loss of family and friends, pets, and parts of our lives that we believe were lost through trauma, divorce, job loss, and the like. I work with each client to identify what the loss means, how it fits it into their life narrative, and how to adapt coping behaviors that reestablish meaning and a sense of wholeness. There is a critical difference between missing what is lost, and becoming emotionally entwined in a negative way with the object of loss. My approach is to emphasize being able to integrate the loss into ongoing life, and not becoming entwined in it.