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 spent a decade at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer so I am very experienced in helping people with all stages of cancer including the transition to survivorship and understanding prognosis. One in three of us will get cancer and the majority of cases are cured but it ain't an easy road. My help can make a huge difference at this time of vulnerability.

— TOMER Levin, Psychiatrist in New York, NY

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
 

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

A diagnosis of cancer can be shocking & overwhelming. My clients have told me that it feels like they have been transported to another planet or a foreign land. So much of the narrative in our culture is about “being strong” & “beating” cancer, that it does not leave much room for expressing fear, anger, or anxiety. I'd love to talk with you about how you're coping with the diagnosis, family dynamics, shoring up your support system, managing side effects & communicating with your team.

— Sara Kerai, Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC

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 Intern in Allen, TX
 

As an Oncology Social Worker/Counselor at a Cancer Center, I worked with adult populations and understand the emotional battles that go with diagnosis and long treatments. I worked with patients and family members of cancer patients and survivors. Using a trauma and mindfulness informed perspectives, I can help navigate the emotional path that comes with a cancer diagnosis.

— Niki Saigeon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado Springs, CO

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 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

I have previous experience working with cancer patients and their caregivers. I understand the challenges with the adjustment of diagnosis, treatment, and social and economic difficulties.

— Priscilla Anzaldua, Therapist in Chicago, IL