Oncology Social Workers

Serving patients with cancer and their families

Empower yourself—we can help.

Social workers at Northern Light Cancer Care provide counseling and other services which can help reduce stress for you and your family through all phases of your care.

We can help you:

  • Access information to understand your diagnosis and treatments and participate in clinical trials
  • Cope with your diagnosis of cancer and the many emotions you may be experiencing
  • Consider decisions about treatment options as you think about your work, family and other things in your life
  • Connect with our advocates to better understand social security benefits, disability benefits, insurance coverage, and apply for programs that offer financial assistance

We offer:

  • Counseling for you and your family members
  • Support groups and educational programs
  • Referrals to behavioral health providers at Northern Light and in our community
  • Workplace and school education and consultation

We can provide information about:

  • Talking with your healthcare team members
  • How to talk about your cancer journey with your children, family, friends, or co-workers
  • Coping with your emotions — sadness, anger, worry, and fear
  • Reducing stress and using relaxation skills
  • How cancer affects intimacy, fertility, sex, and feeling good about your body
  • Community resources to help maintain wellness – yoga, Reiki, exercise, and more…
  • Practical concerns – in coordination with Cancer Care Advocate Staff – temporary lodging, help with transportation, housing, help with meals, in home supports, and extended care needs
  • Planning for your care with the use of an advance directive
  • Living with cancer, issues commonly experienced and resources to help you long term
  • Life as a cancer survivor!

For more information, please ask your doctor, nurse, or other provider, or call our social worker team at Northern Light Cancer Care in Brewer, Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm, (207) 973-7486.