Coping After a Cancer Diagnosis
Coping after a Cancer Diagnosis. Seeking counseling when cancer hits close to home is helpful for everyone involved. If you’ve never had a cancer scare or diagnosis, or never lost anyone to cancer – consider yourself extremely lucky.
Considering counseling when cancer hits close to home is a helpful way to cope during your cancer journey. Learning that you have cancer can be distressing and life altering for a person who is just diagnosed and those who love them.
From initial diagnosis to post treatment survivorship, counseling can help to improve your quality-of-life. Family members and caregivers also will benefit from supportive counseling to process the complex feelings that arise when serious illness impacts someone you love.
Comprehensive cancer care is more than treating a disease, but holistic care that focuses on the whole person, body-mind and spirit.
Waters Edge Counseling has therapists on our team who are trained in walking cancer patients and families through these realities.
Why Can Counseling Help When Cancer Hits Close to Home?
Many times, when people are diagnosed with cancer, there is immediate fear, anxiety and trepidation about their futures. There is also a very real worry about their families and friends and how to behave around them.
Reasons to Seek Counseling when Cancer Hits Close to Home:
- Learn to Deal with Your Cancer Diagnosis
This, we realize, is not an easy thing. But coming to grips with what you are facing and having a safe space to express your feelings can unload a lot of that stress.
- Feeling Less Overwhelmed and More in Control
When you lay your concerns out in the open with therapists who are trained in this field, you will feel less overwhelmed and hopefully more in control of your situation.
- Manage Anxiety and Depression
This is our wheelhouse. Our counselors can help you deal with these new feelings of anxiety and depression that are swirling around your diagnosis. And having a place and person to do this outside of your family and friends gives you freedom to really unleash all of those feelings and emotions.
- Dealing with Emotional Concerns about Self-Image, Body-Image and even Intimacy
Our therapists are experts at helping you unpack the feelings you may have during treatment. Loss of hair, fatigue, inability to do a lot of your normal activities – these can be extremely challenging. We can give you the tools to accept this and move in the right direction. Both mentally, emotionally and physically.
- Managing Fears and Worries About the Future
It is completely normal to fear the future when faced with a cancer diagnosis. We can help you talk through your fears and worries regarding the future and give you hope and ways to cope.
Contact Us for More Support
If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with cancer, please give us a call. We would be honored to take this journey with you and be a sounding board for you.
Call us today at 912.319.5552 or email us at [email protected] to find out more. We promise to fight for you and your mental and emotional health during this difficult time.