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Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health vs. Psychiatric Treatment

The mental health professionals of Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center help adult patients and family members build upon individual strengths to face the emotional challenges of their illnesses.

If a medication is needed to help a patient deal with the anxiety and depression that can sometimes accompany medication or treatments, a psychiatrist is available to help.

Counseling may include:

  • Education
  • Empowerment skills 
  • Eye movement desensitization and retraining
  • Hypnosis
  • Individual, couple or family therapy
  • Informational materials for self-help
  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Referrals to appropriate providers, agencies or support groups
  • Relaxation training 
  • Spiritual exploration skills
  • Strategies for compliance with medical treatment
  • Stress management
  • Telephone follow-up
  • Visualization/imagery techniques

Common Topics Addressed In Counseling Sessions Include:

  • Building hope
  • Challenges of medical treatment
  • Chronic pain management
  • Coping with cancer and other major illnesses
  • Depression
  • Emotional responses 
  • Employment issues
  • Family role changes
  • Fears
  • Grief
  • Health changes
  • Mortality
  • Quality of life
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (402) 354-5890.

Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center
Behavioral Health/Psycho-Oncology Program
8303 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 354-5890

The Behavioral Health program is made possible by Harper's Hope

    Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center
    Behavioral Health/Psycho-Oncology Program
    8303 Dodge St.
    Omaha, NE 68114
    (402) 354-5890