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 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
 

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

Getting a cancer diagnosis is life-changing. Whether you are currently undergoing treatment, in remission and dealing with the unknown of cancer returning, or nearing the end of your life, I can help. My expertise is in health psychology, meaning that I’ve practiced alongside doctors and nurses, understand medical diagnoses and treatment, and worked with many clients who have been in your shoes. Let’s navigate cancer together.

— Lisa Belvy, Clinical Psychologist in Orinda, 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

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
 

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
 

I am a certified oncology social worker. I work with adults living with or that have completed cancer treatment as well as their caregivers. Additionally, I work with many people who are at high-risk of cancer due to family history/gene mutations.

— Kristy Case, LCSW, OSWC, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Morristown, NJ

I have worked with individuals, couples, and families who were navigating a cancer diagnosis or care giving responsibilities. The medical system and the experience of a serious illness can be overwhelming and create or worsen mental health and relationship issues, and I am trained in supporting people as they navigate these life changing events.

— Caitlin Minniear, Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

Cancer and all the medical interventions that go into diagnosing, monitoring, and treating it impart a heavy toll on our mental and emotional health. Having a counselor supporting your spiritual and emotional well-being when you have cancer can help you feel more empowered, hopeful, connected, stable, and at peace. Working together, we’ll name and address your biggest fears and concerns.

— Cheryl Calderon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Vancouver, WA

I am a cancer survivor and understand the emotional and physical challenges.

— Susan Radzilowski, Clinical Social Worker in Farmington Hills, MI
 

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

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
 

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

YOU GOT THIS! Lets fight this together!

— Erin Howe MA, BC-DMT, CRM, Therapist in Oceanside, 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

Suffering as a result of loss or unexpected trauma like cancer is quite undesirable, but these shocks in life can be the catapult toward growth and transformation. I know this to be true from first hand experience. I am a cancer survivor. I can help you process and navigate the anxiety, depression, exhaustion, isolation, and hopelessness you may feel after a cancer diagnosis so that you will not only experience joy again, but live life to the fullest.

— Deanne Meeks Brown, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Newport Beach, CA
 

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