Counseling & Support

Counseling & Support

Pictured: Carrie Panzer Our psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers such as Carrie Panzer specialize in helping people negotiate the challenges of cancer and its treatment.

At Memorial Sloan Kettering, we are committed to helping people negotiate the emotional and social challenges of cancer and its treatments.

We recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for dealing with a serious illness. Our professional counselors — psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers — can help you and your family cope with many types of cancer-related stress.

Counselors are available for you to speak with while you are being cared for in the hospital, as well as when you are back at home. For support as a cancer survivor, visit our Survivorship Center.

Learn more about our professional counseling services.

  • Individual & Family Counseling

    Many patients and their families find that speaking with a psychiatrist, psychologist, or social worker can help them manage and cope with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

  • Support Groups

    Patients can attend in-person support groups led by social workers and nurses throughout the year. We also have online options as well as a patient-to-patient support program.

  • When a Parent has Cancer

    Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Kids Express program is designed to help adults with cancer communicate with their children about their illness.

  • Help for Older Patients

    Memorial Sloan Kettering offers programs and care specifically focused on the needs of elderly cancer patients.

  • Spiritual & Religious Care

    Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Chaplaincy Services welcomes anyone requesting spiritual support, regardless of your formal religious affiliation or background.