There is no doubt that life is a journey. For many of us, that journey is an exciting adventure. Yet there are times when our journey can take some unexpected detours. Being diagnosed with cancer is definitely one of those times. It is not about avoiding the detours of life, as much as it is about how we respond to these unexpected deflections in our journey. Counseling, therapy, personal growth—it has been called many things—can be a great way to better understand the journey of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and most of all survivorship.
“I’m not saying that every family needs counseling. But, what I can tell you is that having a mental health professional who understands the emotional needs of our family has been extremely valuable. Dr. Kurt spent as much time as we needed to help guide and direct us through a very difficult time in our life and our son’s life. We are extremely grateful.”
—Parent of a child with Leukemia
Friends of Kids with Cancer supports the following types of counseling for our patients:
Know a child or family who could benefit from our services? Contact the patient's hospital social worker or care team for a referral to Friends.