PATIENT & COUNSELOR This is the most common format, especially during the initial sessions at Fighting Chance. Meetings typically are in the counselor’s private office and last 45 minutes. The service is free of charge.
PATIENT & COUNSELOR & CAREGIVER The main caregiver – usually a patient’s spouse or adult child – can be subjected to enormous stress during a cancer journey and may have contentious moments with the patient as well. Consequently, we often ask the caregiver to join the counseling progress, or sometimes, they receive their own one-on-one sessions with a counselor.
FAMILY COUNSELING At Fighting Chance, we view every cancer as a “family disease” BECAUSE IT CAN DISRUPT every key family relationship – husband and wife, parents and children and even conflict among children. Consequently we often have an entire family come into our office and have a large” family counseling room for that purpose.
SUPPORT GROUPS We often find there are times when a cluster of patients we are seeing face similar challenges and would benefit from discussing them among one another. In that case, our staff will organize a “support group” that usually meets once a month and has five to seven members.
BENEFIT OF COUNSELING
Our counseling sessions provide patients with rapid relief from the crippling conditions that come with most cancer – insecurity, hyper anxiety, and depression. Before long, the patients have regained their poise and positive attitude – which will serve them well on their cancer journey.