​Heal your mind as well as your body.

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Cancer diagnosis, treatment, and follow up take a toll on both your mind and body.

Cancer is a complex disease that has psychological, social, financial, and behavioral impacts that can interfere with treatment and effect outcomes. Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center extends its cancer care beyond the medical and surgical realms to involve lifestyle, social, and emotional aspects of our patients, caregivers, and families.

Our Behavioral Oncology Clinic serves patients diagnosed with cancer in need of psychological care due to adjustment difficulties, depression, anxiety, or other psychosocial stressors. The clinic has a medical branch and a psychological branch to offer the full range of pharmacological and behavioral treatments for emotional stress.

Learn more about the different offerings:

Group therapy for cancer patients

We offer group therapy for people of all ages who have a cancer diagnosis. The therapy sessions provide a safe environment for supportive interactions, education, and sharing of experiences. The groups practice mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion. Wherever you are in your cancer journey—recently diagnosed, in active treatment, or finished with therapy—please join us.

Group therapy for cancer caregivers

Caregivers looking after cancer patients face unique challenges. Caring for yourself while caring for a loved one with cancer is important. The therapy sessions are a safe environment for you to meet others going through similar experiences.

Individual therapy

Holden therapists offer supporting counseling, problem-solving, as well as coping strategies. Our licensed therapists offer:

  • Strength-based therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)