Smith Center’s Individual Therapy Program
Cancer impacts people in a variety of ways, including their mental health. There is also a lack of mental health services in our area that specialize in therapy for cancer patients. Seeing this gap in services, Smith Center is excited to launch our new free, short-term individual therapy program for those impacted by cancer (patients, survivors, or caregivers).
This is a short-term (8-12 sessions) program aimed at creating space for cancer patients to process life with and after cancer. In consideration of patient health and safety, currently, sessions are only offered via teletherapy.
What is therapy? Therapy can be used as a safe, nonjudgmental space to process and gain tools in dealing with overwhelming and challenging aspects of life with cancer. Clinicians use a variety of modalities in healing including but not limited to, mindfulness, narrative therapy, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and integrative therapy.
This program is most appropriate for someone who:
- is age 18+ and is currently either in treatment for cancer, post-cancer treatment, or is a caregiver or loved one of a cancer patient/survivor.
- is looking for therapy related to issues stemming from their cancer diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and/or caregiving.
- is not currently in therapy with another mental health provider (previous therapy experience is okay).
- is available to commit to the therapeutic process.
- does not have significant co-occurring mental health issues that need active management for which long-term therapy might be more appropriate.
- is not looking for medication management or prescribing services (it is okay if you are currently on medications managed by other providers).
If you are interested in hearing more about the program and if it is a good fit for you or a loved one, please reach out to the Psychosocial Support Program Director, Erin Price, LICSW, OSW-C, firstname.lastname@example.org.