Counseling & Social Work

We understand that the diagnosis and treatment of cancer can be a difficult time for patients and their families. Lovelace Women’s Hospital has a licensed social worker who is able to help our patients and their families cope with during cancer treatment.

Services for Patients

  • Provide acute interventions and assessments
  • Provide additional emotional support
  • Assist the Patient Navigator in identifying and obtaining resources
  • Provide on-site counseling
  • Help with stress reduction techniques, including:
    • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
    • Guided imagery
    • Meditation sessions

Services for Families

  • Provide a family assessment to identify internal supports and resources
  • Provide ongoing information about patient symptoms and how these may affect the family dynamic
  • Assist the Patient Navigator in the identification of community support networks for your spouse, children and parents
  • Provide ongoing education, referrals and handouts
  • Provide other supports as identified throughout the process

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 727.6930.