A cancer diagnosis can be devastating and often brings up feelings of depression, grief, fear, sadness or anger. Navigating treatment options can be overwhelming and exhausting. Even in remission, cancer can cause lingering trauma, anxiety and depression. According to the NCBI, cancer survivors are twice as likely to suffer from mental health issues as adults who have never had cancer. Whether you are struggling to accept a recent diagnosis or trying to figure out what your life looks like post-cancer, a mental health expert can help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s cancer specialists today.

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I have worked through cancer and other health concerns.

— Allan Mouw, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA

Most family members I have lost have been to Cancer- including my teenage son in 2005. I have extensive experience as a loved one as well as a continued fascination with the evolution of treatment. The idea- as with other medical dilemmas, is to get to the point that Cancer is a chronic disease when not curable. And we are getting there! Still, this diagnosis provides ample opportunity for existential exploration as well as some good grief work.

— christine loeb, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA

I have journeyed through cancer and other health issues.

— Allan Mouw, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA

I worked for 3 years at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an inpatient social work counselor. As a social worker at MD Anderson, I specialized in providing supportive individual/group counseling to hematology patients. At MD Anderson I facilitated the Blood Cancer/Stem Cell Transplant Support Group, where I worked extensively with patients and caregivers whose lives were affected by cancer and treatment.

— Melodie Cabitac, Clinical Social Worker in Houston, TX

As a cancer survivor I offer insight into navigating significant life changes, and options for growth.

— Gayle Seely, Therapist in Hillsdale, MI

Cancer is the reason I became a counselor. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, and in 2016 decided to go to graduate school to become a counselor so that I can serve fellow cancer survivors and terminally ill clients. I am not afraid to talk about pain, death, religion, sexuality, or whatever other issues come up as a result of a cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment, and survivorship.

— Brandie Sellers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Timnath, CO

Certified oncology social worker. No one needs to face cancer alone & good medicine is not enough! 28 years in integrated cancer care using a person-centered, mindfulness-based approach. Honed expertise in supporting people in all phases of cancer - in treatment, post-treatment survivorship, end of life. Other serious & chronic illnesses, eg. cystic fibrosis, HIV, autoimmune diseases, dialysis, cardiac conditions, and those thriving after organ transplantation.

— Thomas J. Pier, Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I am a two time cancer survivor. I have experience as an oncology social worker (both inpatient and outpatient).

— Tara Tooley, Clinical Social Worker in Overland Park, KS

I completed my entire counseling training working within the cancer/chronic illness field and continue to do so. I am passionate about helping clients discover ways to regain control and feel "patient active" after a serious diagnosis.

— Jill Gray, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in St. Petersburg, FL

I have been working with bay area cancer connections, a cancer support nonprofit since 2009 . After going through my own cancer journey, I started up the young women cancer group for BACC and have been with the agency since then. I also provide individual therapy to those in need. One of my past clients called me her cancer sherpa. Which I love. Like a skilled sherpa if I can help you navigate through this difficult journey as one who has traveled it regularly with others I would be honored.

— Ann Rivello, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Belmont, CA

I have been working in oncology for the past 5 years, first in a hospital setting at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and then in a non-profit, CancerCare. I have worked with people with all different types of cancer and at all stages of their disease, including post-treatment/survivorship. I have also worked with family members/caregiver and those who have lost a loved one to cancer.

— Lauren Bronstein, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY

I work with cancer patients in treatment and after to process the trauma of diagnosis and treatment. This work often includes helping clients explore the existential concerns of death, freedom, isolation, and meaning, which often come as a result of having cancer. Other aspects of treatment might include: body image, sexual concerns, family dynamics, and trauma. I also work with couples and families, as cancer is a family disease.

— Brandie Sellers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Timnath, CO

I have personal experience with cancer and enjoy being able to help cancer patients, survivors, and loved ones. Specifically, working with survivors with transitioning back to life after cancer and/or dealing with issues during post-cancer life.

— Mat Barbosa, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Swansea, MA