Cancer Support: Burbank Psychology
…….. (818) 446-2522 ……..
We know that being diagnosed with cancer changes your life in many ways. The stress and anxiety that accompanies the diagnosis and treatment of cancer can be difficult to manage and many people find that they need different kinds of support to navigate the journey that they have found themselves on.
We are here to help you regardless of where you are in treatment. We assist individuals and families from diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond. While you may not be able to change your diagnosis, we can work with you to help you better understand and reduce the emotional impact of cancer. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will find new ways to help you achieve a greater sense of wellness as you find a “new normal”. Our focus is on helping you improve and maintain the quality of your life.
How We Can Help You:
• Reduce stress and adjust to diagnosis
• Develop better coping methods
• Implement lifestyle changes in order to achieve a greater sense of stability and peace in the face of cancer
• Obtain professional psychosocial support
• Transition back to work and family responsibilities after treatment
• Manage acute and chronic pain
• Treat sleep difficulties
• Navigate often complicated health care systems
• Address end-of-life concerns including anticipatory grief, anxiety, guilt, and difficulties in communicating with loved ones
How We Can Help Family & Caregivers:
• Receive high quality, professional support during treatment and beyond
• Improve communication
• Process grief and loss
• Learn to handle conflict in the face of illness
• Achieve greater balance and self-care
Dr. Stephanie Davidson is a licensed, clinical health psychologist specializing in the use of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and existential approaches to treat patients with cancer. She has a strong interest in mindfulness-based interventions and a passion for helping cancer survivors. Dr. Davidson practiced at City of Hope, one of only 41 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation and a leader in patient-center care. There, Dr. Davidson specialized in the treatment of oncology and hematology patients and their families while addressing challenges related to diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and grief and loss. Learn more about Dr. Davidson
Dr. Narineh Hartoonian is a clinical health and rehabilitation psychologist who has several years of interdisciplinary clinical and research experience in health and rehabilitation psychology and has served the needs of many individuals with cancer. She specializes in the treatment of patients with brain and spinal tumors as well as cancer-related pain. Dr. Hartoonian’s strong desire to support patients with cancer has led her to spend most of her graduate training researching psychosocial support for oncology patients. Learn more about Dr. Hartoonian
Dr. Angela Williams is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in cognitive-behavioral and humanistic/existential approaches to therapy. She has had extensive training in Brief Crisis Intervention, which allows her to help patients in the face of a cancer diagnosis. Her therapeutic style blends strength-based acceptance with practical skill development. Dr. Williams also has a strong interest in helping patients who are facing infertility as a result of cancer treatment. Learn more about Dr. Williams
We are here for you every step of the way.
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