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HOW WE HELP

Cancer Patients, Survivors and Caregivers

Cancer Patients, Survivors and Caregivers

If you are a current or former cancer patient or caregiver, we’d like to support you as you navigate the unique issues that come with diagnosis, adapting, and managing life around illness. You can expect therapy to provide you a safe place to process challenges and fears. We’ll work with you to set reachable and actionable goals. We understand the connection between mental and physical health, so you can expect therapy to involve healthy options for continuing to build skills and support outside of our

office. We know every stage of the process of life with cancer has issues. Let us help you address those so you feel stronger and more prepared as you face this head-on with support and understanding. We’ll listen, provide care and insight, and offer achievable healthy challenges to help you really grow and thrive. Whether you are a caregiver, a patient, or a survivor; we’ll guide you through good self-care, healthy processing of real experiences as well as feared or anticipated experiences, and work with you to rebuild identity outside of illness.

We Can Help

The majority of cancer patients may face some level of depression, anxiety, distress, adjustment issues, loss of identity, and fear of recurrence. Much of this shows up during and after treatment. Together, we will develop a course of therapy that is flexible and can adjust to handle anything that arises while continuing to assist with long-term goals. For caregivers, family, and friends of cancer patients – you live in your own sort of separate nightmare where you are often trying to cope with negative thoughts, fears, and lack of ability to express your feelings. We understand this and how it can change over time. If you’re struggling to manage, or if you’re looking for help in feeling more in control of your emotions and actions, please reach out.

Therapy can benefit you in the following ways:

For current patients:

  • Feeling emotionally supported

  • Developing healthy coping strategies

  • Improving body image and self-esteem

  • Managing thoughts and feelings around the unknown

For current and former caregivers:

  • Manage stress in healthy ways

  • Set and maintain boundaries

  • Practice guilt-free self-care

  • Enhance communication
     

For survivors:

  • Decrease and manage fear of recurrence

  • Enhance post-traumatic growth

  • Create and nurture a new identity

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