Prioritizing your emotional well-being throughout your cancer journey
We provide specialized care and support for cancer patients, their families and caregivers
Forge Health offers integrated and coordinated mental health support to individuals, families, and caregivers throughout your experience with cancer.
Mental health issues are often overlooked when it comes to cancer care. By taking the time to address the variety of psychological, behavioral, emotional, and social issues that arise for you and your loved ones, we can help improve your quality of life and make the experience of cancer more manageable.
How we help
We’re here to help you navigate the emotional roller coaster of cancer no matter where you are in your experience, starting with a diagnosis. Everyone copes differently, and our experienced clinicians will help you find the path that’s right for you.
Understanding your feelings and experiences is essential to managing your physical and emotional well-being. Forge Health providers deliver care in a welcoming and safe environment, offering a range of services to support your needs.
Everyone’s journey is unique, especially with the ever-changing nature of cancer treatment. That’s why we’re dedicated to offering flexible care that accommodates your evolving schedule. Our clinicians are available both in-person and virtually, so you can engage with them at one of our office locations or virtually from your own home – whichever works best for you.
No matter where you are, our commitment to you remains the same – we will be there for you when and where you need us.
One-on-one support and counseling to help you cope with depression, anxiety, stress, and other emotional responses associated with cancer and its treatment. Additional topics may include:
- Managing fear, anger, and grief
- Exploring strategies for relaxation and stress reduction
- Working through the decision-making process
- Adapting to the physical symptoms of cancer and the side effects of treatment, such as pain, insomnia, and cancer-related cognitive impairment (“chemobrain”)
- Developing strategies for dealing with fatigue
- Coping with changes in body image
- Examining ways to improve communication with family, friends, and health care providers
- Identifying positive lifestyle changes
- Medication treatment, as appropriate, for psychiatric symptoms and/or co-occurring mental health conditions such as adjustment disorder, anxiety disorders, and major depression
Individual counseling to help address the unique challenges faced by caregivers
- Supportive therapy for the development of coping skills and stress management
- Guidance in developing new communication strategies to better manage difficult conversations
- Education about the caregiving role and how to manage its emotional and physical demands
- Grief counseling to help process any changes in family dynamics
- Referrals to other community resources such as support groups and financial assistance