Paul Darnell, D.Min., L.M.H.C.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Pastoral Counselor
315 S. Crouse Ave., Ste. 302, Syracuse, New York 13210
Losing a loved one, a person, a pet is like losing a part of ones self. Coping with loss is not a simple, cookbook process. No one can tell you how to manage and while some people talk about "stages of grief" it will never be that simple. Some people can find solace in their religious faith, their faith's scriptures, their faith's rituals, their faith communities. For others these resources sound and feel hollow. They need a person or people to walk with them and talk with them on the journey after death, separation or loss. I am willing to work with you throughout that process.
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.