Cancer Patient Counseling in Greeley and Fort Collins, Colorado
A Cancer diagnosis is frightening and life-altering no matter how severe the prognosis. A person who is diagnosed with an agressive form of Cancer may begin to have thoughts and fears about the future and their own mortality. During this difficult and unimaginable time, a therapist can provide support for the individuals as well as their family and friends as everyone attempts to get a handle on the diagnosis and come to terms with the future.
Upon first learning of a Cancer diagnosis, many patients will be encouraged to seek out counseling to talk about how they are feeling and help them to cope with their thoughts. Through counseling, many people are able to learn ways to handle their feelings and manage their emotions including fear, anxiety, and depression. During counseling it is also important to discuss ways to plan for and cope with any life changes that may occur during the treatment process. Many people who have been diagnosed with Cancer feel anxiety and stress over whether or not they will be able to work and how they will afford all of the costly medical expenses.
For family members, they may have questions about how they can best support their loved one and what life would be like if they were to pass away. Additionally, Those with families may experience distress over sharing the news with a partner or spouse and their children. During these difficult times, it is important to talk with a professional who can help to maintain perspective and ensure that your mind stays positive during this difficult time.
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I served as a board member for Seymour Pink for six years. Seymour Pink is a non profit organization that helps fund medical and other expenses for breast cancer patients and their families. My fund raising efforts and affiliation with this organization allowed me to work closely with women who were challenged with this disease and help them rediscover themselves through their healing process. After the treatment and medical healing many women struggle with questions such as "Who am I now?", "How can I be sexual?", "How do I remain healthy?", "How do I begin dating again?", "How do I relate to my spouse and family?". My work helps survivors find answers to these questions and acclimate themselves back into life.