One-on-One

Dealing with cancer is hard. Fortunately, there are many one-on-one counseling options for cancer patients. Be sure to look through these to see the resources available to you.

Local Resources


Baton Rouge Christian Counseling

You can find general counseling for individuals, couples, and families of all ages on a variety of topics at this counseling center. Limited opportunities are available for counseling at a reduced price using a sliding scale based on household income, and some insurance companies may cover sessions with counselors.

http://www.brchristiancounseling.com/

Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge

This non-profit helps clients in a 10 parish area around Baton Rouge with advocacy, referrals and healthcare navigation free of charge. Services include support groups, counseling, exercise programs, a library resource center, direct assistance programs for qualified clients and more.

http://www.cancerservices.org/

Celebration Hope Center

This counseling center offers individual, family and group counseling to those who may be struggling with addictions, mental health, or life issues. Limited opportunities are available for counseling at a reduced price using a sliding scale based on household income, and some insurance companies may cover sessions with counselors.

http://www.celebrationhopecenter.org/

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of New Orleans

This New Orleans therapy center provides specialized cancer counseling for both patients and caregivers.

http://cbtnola.com/

Crisis Intervention Center

This Baton Rouge Center provides free and confidential crisis counseling 24 hours a day by phone, text, and chat services.

http://www.brcic.org/home.aspx

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge

Located in Baton Rouge, this agency provides counseling to children and families at an affordable cost. Fees per session are assessed on sliding scale based on income.

http://www.fsgbr.org/

National Resources


2.1.1

2-1-1 provides free, confidential information and referrals to support services, including food banks, counseling, health care, financial assistance programs and more.

http://www.211.org/

Association of Oncology Social Work

This website provides cancer support information, links to various resources, and a searchable directory of local oncology social workers who can address the emotional needs of survivors.

http://www.aosw.org/

Casting for Recovery

The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The program offers opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR serves breast cancer survivors of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, at no cost to participants.

https://castingforrecovery.org/

Hope Scarves

Hope Scarves was created to capture the stories of courageous women and encourage others by passing along scarves and stories of hope. We hope when each woman wraps a Hope Scarf around her head she feels the strength and determination of the women who wore it before her.

https://hopescarves.org/

Imerman Angels

This non-profit connects you with a survivor who went through a similar type of cancer and experience to help provide emotional support. They will also connect caregivers in similar situations - so cool!

http://www.imermanangels.org/

Pillars4Life

This is a 10-week online coping skills course for individuals with a cancer diagnosis or a caregiver. The best part? It's a free program that takes place in the comfort of your own home to help enhance quality of life and learn effective coping strategies to manage stress.

http://www.pillars4life.com/

SuperBetter

SuperBetter is a tool created by game designers to help people get through mental or physical illness or provide motivation to accomplish a goal. The app is available for iPhones & Android-based devices, as well as on your web browser.

https://www.superbetter.com

The American Psychosocial Oncology Society

This online resource offers cancer patients and their caregivers assistance in finding counseling services in their community through a toll-free helpline. If the helpline staff is unable to locate local support services, the APOS mental health counselor from the Helpline will provide over the phone support until professional help is found in the patient’s or caregiver’s community.

https://apos-society.org/people-affected-by-cancer/helpline/

Louisiana's Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network

Young women with breast cancer face unique issues. And in the South, there are more young women overall facing breast cancer. In Louisiana, young African-American women are significantly more likely to suffer from breast cancer.

That is why SurviveDAT is here. Part of the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, SurviveDAT's mission is to help improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors, as well as their family and friends, by providing continuing resources and support.

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