Cancer Counselors and Social Workers

When a person is diagnosed with cancer, it seems everyone is focused, and rightly so, on that person's physical well-being: treatments, side effects, doctor's visits, tests. But we know there are other parts of your life affected by cancer: self-image, work, family, friendships, and your approach to living. Oncology social workers and our mental health professionals know that finding ways to cope with these concerns brings an enormous relief to both the person with cancer and their loved ones.

Oncology Social Workers and our Mental Health Professionals can provide:

  • Education
  • Community resource referrals
  • Support groups
  • Financial counseling
  • Patient and family supportive counseling
  • Coping strategies
  • Advocacy
  • Help with decision making
  • Help with Social Security/Disability/Insurance questions
  • Help with work concerns
  • Communication skills (children, friends, family, co-workers)
  • Relaxation Skills
  • Complementary Therapies information
  • Cancer Survivorship Strategies
  • Advance Directives
  • Transportation

Patient and Family Counseling Services

Counseling and support services are provided to our cancer patients at no charge by a Licensed Professional Counselor on staff.  The counselor is  trained to help patients and their family members find the support they need to manage the daily challenge of living through cancer.  Supportive care may include learning how to cope with feelings such as sadness, anger, anxiety or worry, and grief.  Other reasons to visit with a counselor may be to find suggestions or resources for managing added stress, handling changes in energy and sleep, or other concerns such as “brain fog.” 

Omaha Metro Oncology Social Workers

Holly Adams, LCSW, OSW-C

Oncology Social Worker

Marchell Benes, MSW, CSW, LMSW, OSW-C

Oncology Social Worker

Linda Dempsey, BSPA, RN-BC, CT RN

Lori Simpson, MSW, CSW, OSW-C

Oncology Social Worker

Rissy Smith, LCSW, ACSW, OSW-C

Oncology Social Worker

Good Samaritan Oncology Social Workers

Kimberley Burr, MSed, LIMHP

St. Elizabeth Oncology Social Workers

Carly J. Hunt, CMSW

Oncology Social Worker