Life with cancer can feel isolating and debilitating. You can get support. Below you’ll find a description of all of our cancer diagnosis counseling that we offer at Sheltering Oaks Counseling. When you’re ready to schedule your session, please click the ‘Schedule Today’ button to connect with us and get the process started. We’d be honored to walk with you through your journey of healing and restoration.
Who do we support with cancer counseling?
Our cancer counseling services offer cancer patients, caregivers, and families guidance. All to help them sort through the emotional, relational, and spiritual sides of their illness and treatment.
In our world today, it’s rare to meet someone who doesn’t know a cancer patient or survivor. And yet, when one enters “the cancer world,” it is very common to feel lonely. A disconnect from people outside that world, even the ones who want to help.
A Benefit of Cancer Counseling: Learning to cope.
Treatment can be isolating and exhausting. Caregivers can run on fumes. Suddenly, you’re juggling work, home, extended family, and the practical care needs of their loved one.
Sometimes, conflicts that have been simmering for years may erupt in the strain of cancer treatment. It’s hard to pay attention to relationships or academics or holidays or hobbies when a person or a family is in the survival mode that cancer often brings.
Cancer treatment can itself be traumatic to the body and mind. Often, triggering a wrestling match with ultimate questions about life, suffering, and what one really believes.
How cancer counseling heals you and your loved ones.
Counseling offers time and space to take a closer look at all of those things, one by one. You have a safe space to process all of the complex emotions surrounding the cancer diagnosis with someone who understands the impact a cancer diagnosis can have on your life.
In fact, our Tampa therapists have served pediatric cancer families for 8 years through our partnership with the Children’s Cancer Center in Tampa, as well as many adult cancer patients and their family members.
We “speak the language” of the cancer world. Thus, allowing clients to process their experiences without having to tell their story for the thousandth time. Or, explain all the vocabulary of treatment and side effects again and again.
Many cancer patients stay home as a safety precaution to avoid exposure to various illnesses during times of low blood cell counts. Telehealth sessions have offered mental health treatment to many families that are quarantined at home.
- are a cancer patient, our cancer counseling services can help you pay attention to your mind and soul. Even as so much is happening with your body.
- are a caregiver, counseling can be a safe place to vent some of the pressure that comes with caregiving. To take care of yourself so you can take care of your loved one.
- have finished treatment, counseling can help you navigate the transition from the cancer world and process what you have experienced.
- have lost someone to cancer, counseling can help you begin or continue to grieve the loss of someone you loved. Someone whose importance to your life continues.
If you have an inclination that you might need to talk with someone, do it. Counseling is a perfectly normal and valuable experience that benefits many people. Is it time for you to get help and feel more connected in your relationships?
Ready to Schedule an Appointment for testing or therapy?
We know how difficult it can be to take the first step to ask for help. You also may have questions! Our team of mental health professionals are available to help you through this process. Call today and we will get you scheduled with one of our therapists or testing psychologists. If you have questions before you begin, we're here to answer questions about therapy, testing, our counselors, or anything else. Please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch with you soon!
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Other Mental Health Services at Sheltering Oaks Counseling
Your family may need help in more than one way. At Sheltering Oaks Counseling, we want to meet the mental health needs of every member of your family. Therefore, we offer a number of mental health services at our Wesley Chapel, FL based therapy clinic. For example, our therapists offer Christian counseling, counseling for young adults, therapy for cancer survivors and trauma therapy. We also have marriage counseling, family therapy, play therapy, and counseling for ministers. Not only can we help you in our Tampa area counseling offices, but we can also work with you anywhere in the state with online therapy in Florida.
Additionally, we offer several types of testing services, including neuropsychological testing, ADHD testing, psychoeducational evaluation, Gifted testing, and more. Finally, our specialty services for veterans and parents as IEP advocates can help you too! We would love to connect when you are ready to reach out.