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.

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.

Virtual Support Groups
Bereavement Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 PM
Bereavement Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM
Bereavement (Young Adults) Mondays, 6:00-8:00 PM
Blood Cancer* 1st & 3rd Wednesday of Each Month, 1:00-3:00 PM
Brain Tumor* 2nd & 4th 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
Gay Men’s Prostate Cancer 2nd & 4th Tuesday of Each Month, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
LGBTQ+ People Living with Cancer Fridays, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
People of Color Living with Cancer Group, Mondays, 6:00-8:00pm
Post-Treatment Support Group Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00 PM
Post-Treatment Women’s Health 1st & 3rd Wednesday of Each Month, 6:00-8:00 PM
Prostate Cancer 1st Monday of each month 6:00-8:00 PM
Spanish-Speaking Post-Treatment Support Group, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6-7:00 PM 
Spanish-Speaking People Living with Cancer Support Group Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Spanish-Speaking Patient and Caregiver Support Group Mondays, 4:00-6:00 PM
Writing Group** Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 PM
Young Adults 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 PM
Young Adults Survivors of Pediatric Cancer 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00-8:00 PM

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

People Living with Cancer Groups

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. 

Virtual Support Groups
*Each group meets weekly on the following day/time
Mondays 11:00am – 1:00pm
Mondays 2:30pm 4:30pm
Wednesdays 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00pm
Thursday
s 11:00am – 1:00pm 

In-person Groups
People Living with Cancer Thursdays 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

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.

Virtual Support Groups
*Each group meets weekly on the following day/time
Monday (Young Adults) 6:00 – 8:00pm
Wednesday  6:00 – 8:00pm
Thursday (Metastatic-Only)  4:00 – 6:00pm
Thursday  6:00 – 8:00pm

Child, Teen & Family Groups

Virtual Support Groups
*Each group meets on the following day/time
Creating Connections for Kids 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 4-5pm
Creating Connections for Parents 1st & 3rd Thursday, 12:30-1:30pm
Creating Connections for Teens 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 4-5pm

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*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.  

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