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Supportive Counseling

Supportive counseling, also referred to as psychotherapy or “talk therapy,” is offered to all patients and their families who are experiencing difficulty coping with the psychological and emotional impact of cancer and cancer treatment. Individual, couple, and family counseling sessions are free to Touro patients and their family members. The one-hour sessions—conducted by a licensed professional counselor (LPC)—are held in a private setting where confidentiality can be maintained.

Common reasons people ask for and receive counseling are:
  • Learning how to cope with cancer
  • Adjusting to cancer treatment
  • Recognizing thoughts and emotions
  • Understanding psychosocial distress
  • Overcoming depression and anxiety
  • Expressing feelings
  • Communicating with family and friends
  • Questioning spiritual faith
  • Coping with physical changes
  • Adjusting to life following cancer treatment
If at any time you feel the need to talk directly to a mental health professional, please contact Robert Gardner, Ph.D., Clinical Mental Health Counselor at Touro Supportive Cancer Care Center, to schedule an appointment.

Robert Gardner, Ph.DRobert Gardner, Ph.D, LPC 
Clinical Mental Health Counselor
1401 Foucher Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
phone: (504) 897-8209
email: robert.gardner@touro.com  

Click here for information on Understanding the Counseling Process.

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