Support Groups & Counseling

New participants will be connected with support groups and counseling during orientation. Existing participants interested in joining a group or counseling may contact info@cancersupportla.org

Support Groups

A support group can become a lifeline to information, support and encouragement through good times and bad. Support groups at CSCLA are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals in a caring and uplifting environment.

Counseling

Short-term therapy is available for individuals, couples, or families to address cancer-related concerns. Private therapy sessions can promote a sense of control through problem-solving and empowerment, decrease feelings of isolation, help navigate the numerous transitions that are faced by people impacted by a diagnosis of cancer, and improve a person’s quality of life.

**All support groups & counseling sessions are currently being held online via Zoom due to Covid-19**

Diagnosis & Population Specific Groups

Join a Networking Group to gain valuable support from others, reduce distress associated with cancer diagnosis, share treatment and side-effect information, learn ways to improve quality of life, and enhance communication with family, friends, and medical team.

Bereavement Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 PM
Blood Cancer* 1st & 3rd Wednesday of Each Month, 1:00-3:00 PM
Brain Tumor* 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month, 6:00-8:00 PM
Breast Cancer Mondays, 6:00-8:00 PM
Metastatic Breast Cancer Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00 PM
Gynecologic Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 PM
Post-Treatment Support Group Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 PM
Prostate Cancer 2nd Monday of each month 6:00-8:00 PM
Writing Group** Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 PM
Young Adults Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 PM

* Patients & Caregivers welcome
** Patients, Caregivers, and Bereaved welcome

People Living with Cancer

Our People Living with Cancer Groups are for individuals in current treatment to gain valuable support from others, reduce distress associated with a cancer diagnosis, share treatment and side-effect information, learn ways to improve quality of life, and enhance communication with family, friends, and medical team. People with any type or stage of cancer are welcome. Group members are encouraged to attend regularly. 

Monday 11:00am – 1:00pm
Monday 2:30pm-4:30pm
Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00pm
Thursday
11:00am – 1:00pm 

Caregiver Groups
Caregiver groups are for care-partners, friends, spouses and family members of someone with cancer. Join similarly situated individuals to gain valuable support from others, reduce distress associated with caring for a loved one with cancer, learn ways to improve quality of life, and enhance communication with family, friends, and medical team. Group members are encouraged to attend regularly.

Monday (Young Adults) 6:00 8:00pm
Wednesday  6:00 – 8:00pm
Thursday (Metastatic-Only) 
4:00 – 6:00pm
Thursday 
6:00 – 8:00pm
1st & 3rd Thursday of every month from 7:00-9:00pm

Child, Teen & Family Groups

  • Creating Connections for Kids 1 & 3rd Tuesday, 4-5pm
  • Creating Connections for Parents 1st & 3rd Thursday, 6-7pm
  • Creating Connections for Teens 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4-5pm

Satellite Groups

CSCLA is proud to partner with healthcare champions in our HEART* initiative across Los Angeles County.  Join a support group at one of CSCLA’s satellite locations or online. 

Gay Men’s Prostate Cancer Support Group with Los Angeles LGBT Center 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of Each Month, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

LGBTQ+ People Living with Cancer Support Group with Los Angeles LGBT Center Fridays, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Patient & Caregiver Support Group with Providence Saint John’s Health Center Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Spanish-Speaking Post-Treatment Support Group, 3rd Tuesday of every month, 6-7:00 PM 

Spanish-Speaking People Living with Cancer Support Group Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

People Living with Cancer Support Group at SISTAHFRIENDS, Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00pm (1st Wednesday of the month is in-person, remainder are online)

F*Cancer Caregiver Support Group, 1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month, 7:00-9:00 PM Co-sponsored by F*Cancer

*HEART: Healing Equitably (through) Action, Resilience, & Teamwork represents a conscious change in our culture to reorient ourselves and our services towards under-resourced populations in Los Angeles so we can learn how to best serve patients and families in these communities.  CSCLA has been working on outreach to these communities for many years, but we recognize that there is still a lot of work to be done; the HEART initiative is our strategy to be more purposeful in our outreach and collaborations.  

For a full list of our HEART initiative partners and to learn more about HEART click here.