Are you living with cancer? As a psychotherapist working in West Los Angeles and a cancer survivor myself, it has been my mission to help my clients, once diagnosed with cancer, to help navigate this emotional journey, help you back to wellness and not only survive, but thrive!
In the Wall Street Journal on Aug. 27 To Treat The Cancer, Treat the Distress, has long been studied and not surprising how important it is for the survival of cancer patients to acknowledge the emotional and psychological distress. Outcomes are measured by who lives and who dies. However, would it not be important to measure HOW one lives, especially with cancer? The article indicates that "more than half of cancer patients may suffer from distress..." From panic to sadness, coping with feelings and worrying about the future, ranks high on the concern chart and this is where my expertise for my clients prevail. Cancer impacts one's coping mechanisms and therefore one's potential progress toward renewed health. I know when I first was told "you have cancer" by my surgeon it was like a deer in the headlights, I was stunned and I don't think I was breathing! Having someone to share my fears and concerns with was most helpful for me, in so many ways.
Please contact me to schedule your appointment 310-207-9829. I am a provider with some insurance carriers and have a sliding scale. Office located at 11110 Ohio Ave. #202 @ Sepulveda, LA 90025; Individuals, Couples, Families & Groups; Parenting Support, Cancer Recovery Support & Grief Counseling. Member affiliations: Past President, Los Angeles chapter, California Assoc. Marriage Family Therapists (LA-CAMFT); Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA); Cancer Support Community/Benjamin Center formerly The Wellness Community; Red Cross Mental Health Volunteer; Friends of the Semel Institute (NPI/UCLA); Tower Cancer Research Foundation; www.lyndaAlevy-MFT.com