Cancer

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 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

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’ve had the privilege to have worked at one of the leading local cancer centers. I've helped many clients through their journey of diagnosis and treatment. This can be an emotionally challenging time with difficult treatments, fears about the future, and anxiety around your family, your finances and your career. I aim to provide you the psychological support you need.

— Sarajane Cazares, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , FL

I have been blessed with the opportunity to help many of my clients through their journey with cancer diagnosis and treatment. I have worked with a variety of people with various diagnoses, and I have a relationship with a local nonprofit that provides services to women with breast and GYN cancers. I have learned so much from these clients and it is my privilege to work with them every day.

— Sarah Murphy, Counselor in Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Working with cancer survivors has taught me a great deal about the strength of the human spirit. There are so many emotional challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis: fears about the future, going through grueling treatments, and worries about your family members, your career, and finances. Working with an experienced therapist can help you learn new skills to cope with your illness and help you get back to being yourself, even while going through treatments.

— Beth Perlmutter, Clinical Social Worker in Atlanta, GA

Since 2005, I have provided support for those suffering from cancer and their loved ones. I know how people so often do not understand, say the wrong thing, or cannot talk about it at all. I know the physical symptoms of treatment are awful, the anxiety surrounding every scan is unbearable, and cancer can invade every aspect of your life. Each person in the challenging journey of facing cancer has an individual experience, one which I hope to make more manageable.

— Audra Eisin-Banazek, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Chicago, IL
 

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

When you receive a cancer diagnosis, everything changes in an instant. Your ideas about what the future holds are suddenly called into question & you’re forced to reprioritize every aspect of your life. If you’re feeling lost in the midst of all of this, wondering who you are & what life is supposed to look like now, you don’t have to navigate this on your own. As a cancer survivor, I am sensitive to the challenges associated with a crisis of illness.

— Christine Chinni, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX
 

Dr. Salomon's clinical experience in residential and in-home services has included working with cancer patients in active treatment and in remission. Her doctoral dissertation work was on the treatment and support for chemotherapy related cognitive impairment.

— Angela Salomon, Psychotherapist in Phoenix, AZ