Counseling & Support Groups

Counseling

Cancer CAREpoint offers one-on-one, couples and family counseling sessions with a licensed and professionally trained social worker to provide cancer patients, family members and caregivers with the personalized support they need.  Clients can ask questions, learn coping skills, express emotions and obtain referrals to services and resources appropriate for their situation. 

Amy Goldsbury, MSW, Laura Crutchlow, LCSW, and Debbie Chinchiolo, MSW  are available to speak with patients, caregivers and families.

Counseling appointments can be scheduled by filling out the inquiry form. A Cancer CAREpoint staff member will be in touch as soon as possible to find a time that fits your needs.

April Support Group Schedule:

All support groups meet at Cancer CAREpoint's Resource Center unless otherwise noted.  More details about specific support groups can be found below.

  • General (all cancer types): 5th at 10:00 am  For residents of The Villages in San Jose

  • Caregiver: 4th and 18th at 6:00 pm

  • Healing Through Art: 5th and 19th at 10:45 am

  • Breast: 6th at 1:00 pm, 18th at 3:30 pm

  • General: 10th at 11:30 am

  • Living & Thriving: 12th and 26th at 12:00 pm

  • Collage Art: 13th and 27th at 10:00 am

  • Ovarian: 20th at 12 pm

  • GI-Colorectal:  24th at 6:00 pm

May Support Group Schedule:

All support groups meet at Cancer CAREpoint's Resource Center unless otherwise noted.  More details about specific support groups can be found below.

  • Caregiver: 2nd and 16th at 6:00 pm

  • General (all cancer types): 3rd at 10:00 am  For residents of The Villages in San Jose

  • Healing Through Art: 3rd and 17th at 10:45 am

  • Breast: 4th at 1:00 pm, 16th at 3:30 pm

  • General: 8th at 11:30 am

  • Living & Thriving: 10th and 24th at 12:00 pm

  • Collage Art: 11th and 25th at 10:00 am

  • Ovarian: 18th at 12 pm

  • GI-Colorectal:  22nd at 6:00 pm

Cancer CAREpoint provides a wide variety of support groups for both cancer patients and their caregivers. Support groups may focus on an individual cancer or different stages of cancer but all provide a warm, supportive environment to explore the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Support groups are offered both during the day and in the evening.

Breast Support Groups: Open for breast cancer patients/survivors at any point of the journey from diagnosis through survivorship.

General Support Group: This group is open to people diagnosed with all kinds of cancers. It is for those who are newly diagnosed, through long-term survivors.

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GI-Colo-Rectal Group: A group led by Sheila Brennan, RN to share experiences and information about the GI-Colo-Rectal cancer journey. Open to newly diagnosed through post treatment survivors.

Ovarian Support Group: Come and share experiences and insights about the ovarian cancer journey. Open to newly diagnosed through post treatment survivors.

Caregivers Group: An opportunity for adult loved ones (relatives or friends) of cancer patients to share their experiences in a supportive environment.

Living & Thriving with Grace: Join this support and education group for those dealing recurrence or metastatic disease.

 

Family CARE

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This program is designed to facilitate healthy communication within families when a parent is diagnosed with cancer. Our hope is to ensure that every child whose parent is diagnosed with cancer is given the early tools and emotional support to cope. The program will build upon the child’s strengths and enhance his/her ability to cope with and communicate about their parents’ illness. 

The Family CARE program is dedicated to the emotional support of children who have parents with cancer.  Parents and children meet together for a meal at the onset of the 1.5 hour session.  Then, we split up the parents and children in separate groups by age (5-8, 9-12, teens), facilitated by Cancer CAREpoint social workers and staff. Parents have the opportunity to learn tools to communicate with their children in a supportive environment.  Children feel comfortable talking about cancer utilizing expressive art and play exercises.