restoring a sense of normalcy

Designed to address the emotional distress associated with a cancer diagnosis, the Center's Support Services offer participants a milieu in which to develop and strengthen coping strategies, bolster social support, and broaden their social networks. All services provided by the Center's professional clinical staff, which is comprised of psychologists, counselors and social workers.

From initial diagnosis through treatment and beyond, the free counseling services provided at the Center help normalize the emotions and issues raised by a cancer diagnosis. The professional clinical staff, which is comprised of psychologists, counselors and social workers, provides people diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones with coping strategies and practical suggestions to help them better function and improve their overall quality of life. Counseling is available for:
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Young adults
  • Children

Bereavement counseling is also available for people who have lost a loved one to cancer.

Personalized counseling consultations

In the Cancer Wellness Center’s personalized programs, participants meet one-on-one with a counselor for a limited number of sessions to learn tips for successfully navigating a cancer diagnosis, techniques for managing stress and strategies for coping with the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis. Consultations are available for:

  • Newly diagnosed participants
  • Caregivers
  • Couples
  • Post-treatment participants

Nutritional counseling

The Center’s oncology dietitian provides nutrition recommendations, tailored to the unique needs of the individual, that cover a broad range of topics including how best to treat side effects; optimizing nutrient rich food choices; risks versus benefits of dietary supplements; and weight management. Individual appointments are available for those who are currently in treatment or are within two years post-treatment.

To be in enrolled in counseling at the Cancer Wellness Center, please call 847.509.9595 to complete a screening interview. This confidential interview is brief and will allow us to make a referral that best meets your needs.

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