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Counseling Services

Our Cancer Support team is committed to healing the whole person, including body, mind and spirit. We have licensed mental health providers who specialize in oncology and understand the physical and emotional challenges of cancer treatment. Cancer diagnosis and treatment can trigger stress, anxiety, depression, as well as other mental, physical and spiritual concerns. Our Cancer Support Team is focused on enhancing quality of life during cancer treatment by building coping skills to adjust to the challenges of cancer. Benefits of counseling can include reductions in stress, anxiety, depression, and pain, as well as increased energy, resilience, and hope. Our services are available as both outpatient and inpatient services.

  • Individual, couples, and family counseling
  • Support Groups
  • End of Life and Bereavement Counseling
  • Stress Management
  • Play Therapy

Meet our Team

Leslie Cooper, PhD, ABPP, (301) 452-7327
Christina Wagner, PhD, HSPP, (301) 295-4501

Clinical Social Work
Elena Nazario, LICSW, (301) 319-4332
Ellen Bowers, LCSW, (301) 319-2893

Pediatric and Adolescent:
Stacee Springer LCSW, ACSW, OSW-C (301) 319-7943

Contact Us


Monday thru Friday 0730 - 1600

Telephone Number(s)

Main:(301) 400-2766


Cancer Center at WRB Bldg 19 (America)
8901 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20889-5600

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