How Can a Psychologist or Psychiatrist Help Me and My Loved Ones Deal with Cancer?

How I am feeling …

How we can help …

I'm wondering how to talk to family members about my cancer.

We provide help and support in planning strategies for dealing with changes in family relationships. We can meet with lone family members, couples, and entire families.

I'm worried about my future.

We offer a range of methods to help you and your loved ones deal with the challenges of life with cancer.

I'm having pain, trouble sleeping, or anxiety because of my cancer diagnosis.

We offer relaxation training to reduce:

  • The side effects of cancer treatment
  • Pain
  • Sleeping problems
  • Anxiety

I'm wondering if medication can help me deal with worries, depression, or trouble sleeping.

Our psychiatrists can assess you to see if medication could be helpful. If so, they can work with you to find the drugs that best fit your life and health situation.

I'm struggling with fatigue and it's making it hard to get things done at home or work.

We can help you improve the quality of your daily life through tactics for managing the physical effects of cancer and the side effects of treatment.

I'm having trouble with daily life because of my emotional reaction to cancer treatment.

We can work with you to create a stress management plan that fits your own style and preferences.

I'm concerned about my body image or sexual changes because of my cancer treatment.

We offer counseling for treatment-related changes to:

  • Physical function
  • Body image
  • Sexuality

I'm surprised to find myself feeling worried or sad since finishing cancer treatment.

We know that the end of treatment can cause unexpected feelings. We'll work with you to rebuild your life after cancer treatment is over.

I'm dealing with end-of-life issues.

We can help you and your loved ones deal with the thoughts about death and dying.

If you have questions about how our psychological services can help, call the Center for Counseling and Cancer Support at 412-623-5888.

How the Center for Counseling and Cancer Support Can Help