Cancer Support Group


Facilitated by Jennifer Bires, LICSW & Joanne Assarsson, LICSW OSW-C

- Weekly on Mondays, 6-7:30pm

Cancer Patient Support GroupNo group September 7 or September 21

Being diagnosed with cancer is difficult, and sometimes it is hard for family and friends to understand exactly what you’re going through. We hope this support group will help you feel less isolated and allow you to make connections with others facing a similar challenge. This group is designed so that you can share common concerns, fears and coping strategies with other people who have been in similar shoes. Participants will explore their experience with cancer and other matters of importance in their lives in a group setting, with a trained social worker, and work towards improving their lives.

Please RSVP to Kiersten at 202.483.8600 or

About Joanne Assarsson

Joanne Assarsson has extensive experience working with individuals, families, and groups whose lives are impacted by a cancer diagnosis. She graduated with a Masters degree from The Catholic University of America and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Joanne also maintains certification as an Oncology Social Worker and is a member of the Association of Oncology Social Workers. Joanne works with people throughout the continuum of care from diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, advanced illness, and end of life care.  In partnership with patients and families, her practice is focused on thoughtfully assessing and maximizing quality of life.