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.

Meet the specialists

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 get it. I was diagnosed with stage zero breast cancer in Nov 2015 and went through lumpectomy and radiation. While my cancer experience is not your experience, I do know what it's like to go through cancer and in some ways, continue to go through it. Yes it's true. Cancer sucks! Until we can find ways to eradicate the darn thing, we'll know someone in our lifetime, if not ourselves, who will be affected by cancer. The thing is, just because cancer will affect us does not mean we give into it. Life with and after cancer is possible and I want to help you live into that possibility.

— Ada Pang, Counselor in Redmond, WA
 

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 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
 

As a cancer support group leader and facilitator at a local hospital for individuals, I can help you find the courage to work through what you're experiencing, with support and guidance and provide you with tools to manage your toughest days.

— Julia Ayraud, Counselor in The Woodlands, TX

I have worked in oncology since 2012. I have been a lead therapist at a cancer center and in private practice since then and am highly specialized in emotional concerns surrounding individuals and families dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

— Caitlin Glenn, Clinical Social Worker in Las Vegas, NV
 

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 McKinney, TX

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can turn the world upside down. Often, people experience significant stress, anxiety, and even depression, and this distress can last through treatment and into survivorship. I specialize in treating individuals diagnosed with cancer. I have worked in psycho-oncology and integrative medicine at numerous highly-ranked cancer centers. While dealing with cancer is exceptionally hard, psychotherapy can help make it easier.

— Kerry Cannity, Psychologist in New York, NY
 

Certified oncology social worker. No one needs to face cancer alone & good medicine is not enough! 25+ years in integrated cancer care using a person-centered, mindfulness-based approach. Honed expertise supporting those facing all phases of cancer - in treatment, survivorship, end of life. Other serious & chronic illnesses include but not limited to cystic fibrosis, HIV, autoimmune diseases, dialysis, cardiac conditions, and those thriving after organ transplantation.

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

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
 

The Lord has brought me through cancer twice! I know how challenging this diagnosis is to navigate. I'll walk with you as your advocate.

— Katherine French-Ewing, Counselor in Northglenn, CO

I have lost my Mother from cancer over 15 years ago. That took me on a journey of wanting to give back and support others on their journey. I have run cancer support groups for many years now, as well as worked with individuals in a holistic way helping them gain support and strength.

— Lacey Morris, Counselor