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Psychosocial Counseling & Support Groups

For more information or to register for these and other oncology groups at Saint Clare's, please call 973-625-6176 or email Brandy Johnson, MSW.

Specially trained oncology social workers are available to address individual patient, caregiver and family needs. In addition to one-on-one sessions, they also coordinate a number of group activities. Cancer Care offers an extensive list of support groups, designed to offer moral, emotional, and informational support. Below is a sampling services and support groups.

Psychosocial Counseling
Psychosocial counseling is available for patients and families undergoing treatment for at Cancer Care at Saint Clare’s. Call for more information.


Women Helping Women: Tackling Cancer Together
A psychoeducational group for women effected by cancer.
The 3rd Wednesday of each month
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Saint Clare’s Hospital/Denville
25 Pocono Rd., Denville
1st Floor, Executive Dining Room


Living with Cancer
A support group to provide emotional and social support to anyone touched by cancer. Call for more information.
The last Wednesday of the month
1 - 2 p.m.
Cancer Care at Saint Clare’s
23 Pocono Rd., Denville


The Bereavement Group
A support group program for those who have lost friends or relatives to cancer. The group meets four times a year for eight weekly sessions. A Children’s Bereavement Group is also available. Call for start dates and to register.
Wednesdays
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Saint Clare’s Hospital/Denville, 25 Pocono Rd., Denville
2nd Floor, Urban 2 Conference Room


Look Good…Feel Better

Sponsored by the Morris County Unit of the American Cancer Society; this group teaches women how to look and feel their best while undergoing cancer treatment. Call for further information, dates, times and locations.


Fighting Back With Fitness
Saint Clare’s and the Randolph YMCA have partnered to offer Saint Clare’s cancer patients a supportive environment while you exercise your way back to health. Three classes offered include:

1. Water Wellness Program
An eight week exercise and education program offered to women cancer patients who are 6 - 24 months post-surgery. One hour in a therapeutic warm water pool followed by an hour of support and education. No swimming ability is required. Pre-registration required, 973-625-6176.
Tuesdays, 11 am
Randolph YMCA
14 Dover Chester Road, Randolph, NJ

2. Cancer Conqueror
A comprehensive fitness program. For more information, please call Kathy Fisher at the Randolph YMCA, 973-366-1120.

3. Getting Back To Healthy
Pilates classes. For more information, please call Kathy Fisher at the Randolph YMCA, 973-366-1120.


Children’s Groups
Saint Clare’s offers several support group programs for children, including a unique group that allows children, ages 6 - 12, to learn coping skills through expressive therapies. This group meets as needed for eight weekly sessions. Call for more information.

 
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