Cancer Support

Adjusting to Illness

If you or someone in your family is having trouble coming to terms with/adjusting or is affected by cancer, you may want to seek help. The diagnosis of cancer can cause major strain on your way of life, forcing you to readjust many things. You do not have to feel like you need to do it on your own. Allowing someone to support and be on your side can have many positive effects on your treatment. Often times, major depression and anxiety will occur. We are here to help you develop and strengthen your coping skills.

 

We can Help with:

  • Grief
  • Families of cancer patients
  • Issues with caregivers
  • Isolation issues
  • End of life
  • Adjustment to illness
  • Feeling neglected
  • Help making decisions for care
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse

 

 

About our Cancer Support Counselor Annmarie Antenucci

Anmarie Antenucci, MSW, LSW, OSW-C is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio with a specialty certification in Oncology. She graduated from Cleveland State University with a Masters degree in Social Work Administration as well as double undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Social Work. She has over 24 years of experience in working with mothers and children, at risk youth, geriatrics and the adult population in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
The last 14 years Anmarie Antenucci has been working in Oncology. Cancer patients face the challenges of chronic illness, pain, and the fears surrounding end of life on a daily basis. Anmarie Antenucci works to instill hope and healing in both body and mind by using individual, couples, and family counseling and reiki. Cancer, illness and change doesn’t affect only the diagnosed. It also affects the entire family and supportive network. Counseling and support have to be offered to all affected by the change or illness. Emotional healing is integral in moving forward to a new normal and getting back to one’s life. Supportive group work also allows clients to feel they are not alone in their journey. Anmarie is interested in starting groups which focus on caring for the caregiver, how cancer can become a communication barrier, loss of self, the next step after becoming a survivor.