A cancer diagnosis can turn your world upside down. It is often profoundly disorienting on multiple levels—physically, emotionally, cognitively, and interpersonally. I am passionate about helping individuals and their loved ones who are facing cancer. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to address needs across the cancer experience, including initial diagnosis, treatment, and cancer survivorship. I focus on empowering people with tools they can use to navigate the challenges of cancer, which may include:
- Experiencing emotional distress (e.g., feeling overwhelmed, scared, sad)
- Managing physical symptoms and side effects of treatment (e.g., fatigue, pain, nausea)
- Having difficulty sleeping
- Coping with relationship concerns (e.g., loss of independence, changes in roles, conflicts, caregiver needs)
- Managing stress
- Making decisions regarding treatment
I consider it an honor and privilege to help people find effective ways of coping, and create meaning even in the most challenging situations.