Behavioral Health

How can we help?

Our oncology social workers offer patients and caregivers a respectful, supportive and judgment free place to explore facing cancer together. No one should have to walk alone.

Some of the topics faced when coping and adjusting to a cancer diagnosis or cancer treatment include:

  • Managing limitations of cancer
  • Changing life roles
  • Communication (with loved ones, employers, your treatment team)
  • Cancer-related stress, anxiety or depression
  • Insomnia
  • Fear of cancer recurrence
  • Adjusting to survivorship
  • Advanced care planning
  • End-of-life concerns
  • Grief and loss

Individual Counseling

Brief counseling with an oncology social worker can help with adjustment and coping from a cancer diagnosis, and understanding treatment choices.

Caregiver Support

We understand that caregivers are an essential part of the treatment team. The Oncology social workers offer brief counseling to caregivers with a focus on Caregiver stress, the impact of cancer on family relationships, care at end-of-life, and grief and loss.

Cancer Support Groups

There are a variety of groups offered here at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and in the community. Contact us to find the right group for you.

Call us today!

Please call 916-734-5959 and ask to speak with an oncology social worker or talk with your doctor or nurse about a referral.

For more resources, please visit the Patient and Family Learning Center