NACES - Resources - Counseling
Getting Help with Counseling

The services of a counselor can be of great help to people with cancer and their loved ones. Professional counselors include licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. Pastors, family members, teachers and elders can also be very helpful. If you are feeling sad, depressed, angry, frustrated, alone, frightened or need information about coping with cancer, try contacting one of the organizations below. Services are often provided right over the phone. All services listed are confidential and free of charge.

Cancer Information and Counseling Line
Professional counselors provide emotional support and information related to diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Web site:
Telephone: (800) 525-3777

Cancer Care, Inc.
A nonprofit social service agency helping patients and families cope with emotional, financial, and psychological consequences of cancer. Financial assistance, counseling, and transportation for home care.,
275 7th Avenue
New York, New York 10001
Web site:
Telephone: 800-813-4673
Fax: 212-712-8495

(800) 813-HOPE (800-813-4673)
Provides free professional help to people with all types of cancer through counseling, education, information, referral and direct financial assistance.
Web site:

Mary-Helen Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer
Provides transportation to and from treatment, legal assistance, support groups, bereavement counseling, education and a smoking cessation program.
1707 L St. NW, Ste. 230
Washington, DC 20036
Web site:
Telephone: 1-866-628-8637 or 202-332-5536
Fax: 202-332-0662

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