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Psychotherapy and Family Support

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Cancer Counseling Center provides professional counseling to our patients, families and caregivers with psychological, emotional and spiritual needs. 

Each patient seen here receives a psychological assessment. Using interviews and observation, the health care team identifies patients and family members in need of urgent supportive interventions by a social worker or counselor. There is a monthly formal support group for breast cancer patients and a weekly special support group for women with metastatic disease. Additionally, the Cancer Counseling Center has one-on-one professional counseling for individual patients or their family members.

Sometimes patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer are already taking other medications, including anti-depressants. Some anti-depressant medications can interfere with breast-related treatment, like hormone therapy. For this reason and for general support, Johns Hopkins Medicine psychiatrists who specialize in helping breast cancer patients are available to help patients and their families with a variety of issues.

Call 410-955-1010 for an appointment downtown or 410-583-2970 for an appointment at Green Spring Station.


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