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Counseling Services

The Siteman Cancer Center provides state-of-the-art medical care, offering patients the best possible physical outcomes. Because we believe in treating the whole patient, we also provide state-of-the-art counseling support to help patients and families through the cancer journey.

Our psychologists:

  • Provide education, counseling and referrals to specific resources
  • Teach coping skills, help with problem solving and provide an outlet for talking about difficulties
  • Offer counseling services to address grief or concerns for couples or families
  • Help connect patients with support groups, peer support and community resources

To fully meet patient and family needs, we collaborate with specialists in case management, financial counseling, genetic counseling and spiritual care. We also work with the Oncologic Psychiatry Service, which provides treatment for Siteman patients who need psychiatric medication.

Counseling services are also available on a limited basis at our satellite facilities in west and south St. Louis County and in St. Peters.

Cancer patients and their family members can schedule an appointment to talk about their situation and discuss which services might suit their needs best. One appointment may be all that is needed to receive the necessary support.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 314-747-5587 or visit the Barnard Health and Cancer Information Center on Siteman’s main campus in the Central West End area of St. Louis.

Click on the links below for more information about emotional concerns associated with cancer treatment.


Fellowship Opportunity

For those seeking fellowship training in medical psychology, particularly in the area of cancer, we offer a postdoctoral fellowship in psycho-oncology. Click here for more information.