• Seeing a counselor

    Asked by Blackmama on Sunday, June 9, 2013

    Seeing a counselor

    Hi all,
    Was just wondering if perhaps a counselor that deals with this sort of thing would help me? Are there others here that may have seen or are seeing a counselor to help through the feelings of having cancer? Or talking on this chat line may be plenty. Not sure. Blackmama

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • Tracy's Avatar

      YES - I have talked with counselors about this. This is how I was first diagnosed with PTSD. I struggled with for many years with depression and Anxiety before I finally saw someone who was able to figure out what was going on with me. The wonderful thing about one on one counseling is that you can let go of the things that in my case I cover up. The anger, pain and worry that I don't want to share with my family I can let out there. But I do have big shoulders if you ever need someone else, I have been there :-) Ask Greg for my email, Tracy

      over 4 years ago
    • Debbie's Avatar

      Please check with your local American Cancer Society. They have oncology counseling service free of charge. I did not find out about it until after treatment.

      over 4 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      I am a firm believer that an objective voice is always a good thing. You can be as open, weird, unPC, free, vulnerable, sad and angry as you want......and then walk out the door without a worry. Do it. It has worked for me.

      over 4 years ago
    • jdcarolina's Avatar

      Yes by all means seek a counselor. My work has a program that offers counseling for many issues. I enrolled my husband and he saw a therapist a few times. He was able to say anything to her he wanted without fear of hurting someones feelings. He has felt to bad to go for awhile but will see her a few more times as soon as he is feeling better. He said it really helped him with the depression and hopeless feeling.

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Yes. I see one on a regularly, I'm now down to once a month, but I started out weekly, and found her very very very helpful, in helping deal with my emotions and the day to day issues of being in treatment.

      over 4 years ago
    • GrammaLeslie's Avatar

      I had a lot of support from my family and community, although my oncologist office had a lot of flyers and brochures on different Feel Good, Look Good classes. It was very helpful for me to interact with other cancer patients. I remember getting into slumps and not wanting to put my makeup on, get out of my sweats and do nothing but think about the big C. I had enough support from my husband, 2 daughters and 4 grandkids that I never stayed in a slump for long, by God I wanted to live, I had to much to do and to much to see! I kept a positive attitude through out. I did see a lot of other patients that were mad, had negative attitudes that were miserable. Everyone is different and they react to chemo and radiation differently too but maintaining a positive attitude is essential to your recovery. If you think a counselor would help you, by all means see one. Good luck in your journey, Leslie

      over 4 years ago

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