Support Services: Counseling and Groups

Designed to address the emotional distress associated with a cancer diagnosis.

Counseling

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, 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
  • Adolescents

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

Groups

Support groups provide patients, survivors and their loved ones with peer support to help cope with the emotional and life changes following a cancer diagnosis. The Center’s professional clinical team facilitates these therapeutic groups:

For Patients:

  • Men’s Group
  • Women’s Group
  • Young Women’s Group 
  • Spirituality Group
  • Co-Ed Group (Grayslake)
  • The Lisa Klitzky Young Adult Group (Co-Ed ages 20-40)
  • Weight Loss For Wellness

For Caregivers:

  • Significant Other Group
  • Courageous Caregiver

For Bereaved:

  • Spousal Bereavement Group 
  • Family Loss Bereavement Group