Cancer Oncology Psychologist Atlanta
So, you or someone you know and love have been diagnosed with cancer. Maybe you have lost someone to cancer. Maybe you are surviving cancer, maybe many years out, or maybe just months and finally have a minute to breathe and review what has happened. Dr. Feit is one of the few health psychologists in the area that has completed a fellowship and her thesis in oncology, specializing her practice to psycho-oncology. Dr. Feit has been passionate about the world of oncology since high school when she began asking questions of a family friend who is still a practicing oncologist. Then it became volunteering for Gilda’s Club through graduate school, where individuals and families could come find support and fun throughout this life altering moment. In internship she treated oncology patients and in residency she worked with bone marrow transplant patients. It has always been at the core of why she sought out health psychology. Psycho-oncology, cancer psychology, oncology psychology, however we term it means the same thing; the psychological care and support of individuals and families experiencing cancer. The diagnosis of cancer can change your center point, in one moment the world is moving just as planned and then reality completely shifts. As specialists in the psychology of oncology, we approach your care using a bio-psycho-social approach, meaning we take the entire persons biological, psychological, and social experiences into account when providing therapy. We understand that change, the shattering reality, the hurt, and the ongoing grief and loss of what was and what could be. Perhaps you are a survivor, and has been changed by this experience, specifically how you relate to others and the world around you, and you don’t know exactly why and what this experience has accomplished but you want to continue to move forward. Many people seek out care after treatment because its finally time to think about what happened and where to go from here. Grief and trauma processing is a large aspect of psycho-oncology, because its about the loss of what was and moving forward in developing our new normal. Providing coping skills, mindfulness techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, and existential therapy are all a part of this integrative approach. Our practice understands and specializes in this unique and wonderful community. Please reach out for support.
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Evolve Behavioral is an Atlanta-based health psychology practice with a focus on medical psychology and the connection between physical and mental health. We offer personalized, integrative care designed to help individuals gain deeper insight into themselves and their physical well-being.