Counseling Services


Coping with the diagnosis and treatment of a chronic illness elicits a multitude of emotions that can at times be overwhelming for both patient and family. How a person reacts to a diagnosis in large degree is based on his or her previous experience with cancer and the meaning that society attaches to the illness.

Emotional assistance may take many forms. Talking with friends or family members can be helpful. Often, they can give comfort or reassurance that no one else can. However, if family members cannot help, other emotional support systems are available. Counseling has long been recognized as a very important aspect of treatment. Jackson Oncology Associates maintains relationships with licensed psychologists and social workers who are committed to providing compassionate services. Depending on your preference and needs, you might want to talk with a social worker, a psychologist, or a member of the clergy. Our goal is to help you and your family manage the difficulties that may come with illness and treatment. Strategies may include helping family members learn how to support the cancer patient, and helping patients learn how to effectively communicate their needs.