Dealing with cancer is hard. Fortunately, there are many one-on-one counseling options for cancer patients. Be sure to look through these to see the resources available to you.
Located in Birmingham, Forge serves breast cancer survivors from the day of their day of diagnosis throughout the balance of life. Forge also serves co-survivors, described as anyone who walks alongside a survivor. A co-survivor can be an adult or child, caregiver, family member, or friend.
Forge services include: Individualized Plans, Advocate Match, Peer Mentor Match, After-Hours Telephone Support, Professional Counseling, Legal and Financial Counseling, Forge Share and Support Groups, Monthly Gardening Classes, and Additional Supportive Services.
Located in Birmingham, if you are looking for compassionate counseling, you have come to the right place. Our women’s counseling center resources include a well-trained, professional staff with more than 80 collective years of experience. Skilled providers of many therapy techniques, our counselors provide mental health treatment for depression, grief, trauma, anxiety, anger, and stress, resulting from divorce, single-parenting, sexual assault, domestic abuse, substance abuse, loss of a loved one, loss of a job, physical disabilities and many other life challenges or transitions.
Located throughout AL, Reach to Recovery is a program that helps individuals cope with breast cancer through one-on-one peer support. A BC survivor is paired with newly diagnosed patient.
Located in Birmingham, St. Vincent’s Bruno Cancer Center provides comprehensive support services to help patients focus their energy on combating their disease. Designed to improve long-term outcomes and survivorship, these services address a complex range of medical, social, and emotional needs. Resources are available to patients and their families and include ongoing cancer support groups, access to social workers, and counseling in nutrition, diet and lifestyle changes.
2-1-1 provides free, confidential information and referrals to support services, including food banks, counseling, health care, financial assistance programs and more.
This website provides cancer support information, links to various resources, and a searchable directory of local oncology social workers who can address the emotional needs of survivors.
The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The program offers opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR serves breast cancer survivors of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, at no cost to participants.
Hope Scarves was created to capture the stories of courageous women and encourage others by passing along scarves and stories of hope. Free head scarves for breast cancer patients. Each scarf is sent along with a survivor’s story and words of encouragement. To request a Hope Scarf, call 502-264-3215.
This non-profit connects you with a survivor who went through a similar type of cancer and experience to help provide emotional support. They will also connect caregivers in similar situations - so cool!
This is a 10-week online coping skills course for individuals with a cancer diagnosis or a caregiver. The best part? It's a free program that takes place in the comfort of your own home to help enhance quality of life and learn effective coping strategies to manage stress.
SuperBetter is a tool created by game designers to help people get through mental or physical illness or provide motivation to accomplish a goal. The app is available for iPhones & Android-based devices, as well as on your web browser.
This online resource offers cancer patients and their caregivers assistance in finding counseling services in their community through a toll-free helpline. If the helpline staff is unable to locate local support services, the APOS mental health counselor from the Helpline will provide over the phone support until professional help is found in the patient’s or caregiver’s community.
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