Counseling services are offered at Wellness House to help cancer patients, families and caregivers navigate through the functional, emotional, and spiritual adjustment necessary to maintain their quality of life during their cancer journey.
A cancer diagnosis can mean distress for both patients and their families. The goal of our counseling services is to provide professional guidance around the many challenges posed by a cancer diagnosis. We provide assistance, information, and support to patients and families during all phases of the cancer continuum. The services include adjustment to diagnosis and treatment, emotional support, coping techniques, crisis intervention and referral, and grief and loss.
To receive counseling services at Wellness House you must be a member. Please click here for details on how to become a member.
COUNSELING INTAKE FORM
If you are interested in participating in our counseling services, please contact Wellness House of Annapolis at 410-990-0941 to receive a counseling intake form. Please note that you must complete our member application (linked above) in order to participate in our counseling services.
INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY COUNSELING
Short-term counseling is available to members by appointment, for the purpose of helping to identify and implement coping strategies during the cancer journey. Up to six individual sessions are available for each member. All counselors are licensed mental health professionals. Counseling is provided by appointment, please call 410-990-0941 or email us.
Support groups provide a time for participants to discuss their issues with others who have experienced similar events in an environment of support and assimilation. Members often report a sense of “belonging” and gain encouragement from other participants. Additionally, members are often able to provide support and direction for others in the group.
Caregivers Support Group
Meets on the first Monday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Being a caregiver can be both an honor and a challenge. This monthly support group provides caregivers the opportunity to share their journey with other caregivers.
Living With Metastatic Cancer
Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. Have you just been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer? Or are experiencing progression from your original diagnosis? You may have more questions than your doctors have time to answer. Not questions about anything medical but how to deal with this metastatic cancer. Wellness House has just the group for you. This group is a safe place to share your emotions, non-medical questions, learn about others coping skills and things that the doctors don't tell you. You may feel reluctant to ask the medical professionals because they may think you're being silly. The Living with Metastatic Cancer Group really understands and shares their similar experiences with you.
Survivors Support Group
Meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. One becomes a survivor the day of diagnosis. This group helps put the concept and reality of survivorship into perspective and offers tools for coping with the emotional and practical challenges of life with cancer and living cancer-free.
Men's Cancer Support Group
Meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Offers men who are experiencing cancer to connect with each other, normalize the challenges they face, and share strategies that work in meeting those challenges.
Living With Cancer Support Group
Meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. This evening support group is for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer at any point in their cancer experience. This group is designed for individuals with cancer to connect with one another by sharing of information, challenges, celebrations, and feelings surrounding day to day life with cancer.
Multiple Myeloma Support Group
Meets on the second Thursday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This monthly support group for Myeloma survivors and caregivers provides an opportunity to get together for mutual support, education, sharing and friendship.
Where Young Adults (YA) Meet Support Group
Meets on the first Monday of the month from 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. This monthly support group, run by the Ulman Foundation, is for young adult oncology patients (ages 18 – 45). Participants will find connection, support, and information on a variety of issues faced by young adults diagnosed with cancer. If you have questions or are interested in attending, please contact Megan Cannone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Loss Bereavement Support Group
Meets on the first and third Monday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. For individuals who have lost a loved one to cancer within the last 2 years.
Healing in Color Support Group
Meets monthly on the first Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Peer-led support group for women of color who are impacted by breast cancer. This is for any stage of breast cancer, survivorship, metastatic, newly diagnosed, or active treatment. The goal is to empower, educate, and support one another through a safe space where women of color are able to process and express themselves. Please bring a journal and a pen.