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Psychosocial and Family Support

The Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine Center provides professional counseling for the psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of our cancer patients, families and caregivers. 

Each patient seen in the Integrative Medicine Center 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 Integrative Medicine 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.

Make an appointment for counseling and other services at the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine Center.