Aviva Bock, Ed.M CCMHC LMHC
181 Gibbs Street
Newton, MA 02459
I too was given a diagnosis very many years ago and was blessed and lucky to find wonderful people who supported the decisions I made along the way.  My path was non-medical, obviously not for everyone, but what I am most grateful for are those who allayed my fears, saw me as a whole human being and not a set of symptoms.  This opened the way for healing to take place in body, mind and soul.  Having lost several of my dearest friends to cancer and supporting clients in their cancer journeys, I am convinced that emotional support and wise guides are vital to healing.

Christine Bavaro, LMHC, NCC, NBCDCH
7 Kimball Lane
Lynnfield, MA 01940

Susan Chamberlin, LMHC
28 Green Street
Newbury, MA 01951
I am always honored to be a partner in and witness to those willing to meet their life and its demands full on. My experience of witnessing and supporting a close friend in her journey of living with cancer inspires me to support others living with cancer.

Jonathan Davis, EdD
19 Central Street, Suite D
Byfield, MA 01922

Lisa Dorval, MSW, LICSW
Sommers Trust Psychological Associates
873 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA
978-688-8004 ext. 9
I feel particularly honored to share my practice with people affected by cancer.  My commitment to this work has been cultivated from caring for my mother and friends whose lives have been touched by cancer, as well as my desire to share mindfulness for the purpose of alleviating suffering and enhancing comfort.

Carrie H. Kelley, LICSW
110 Haverhill Road
Building A, Suite 512
Amesbury, MA 01913
As the daughter of a cancer survivor who has witnessed the lifelong impact that the illness can have on a life, on a family and on one's outlook, I appreciate the need for mental health services as a prescription for healing. In my social work practice, I help to nurture the spirit so that the body and the afflicted individuals have the energy required to heal.

Sheryl Knopf, LICSW
51 Pleasant Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
I am a licensed independent Social Worker.  I have been a therapist for over 30 years and have worked with many people affected by cancer. I am trained in EMDR which is a very effective and efficient treatment for processing traumas big and small as well as anxiety and a sense of being “stuck” in life.

Deborah G. Lewis, LICSW
23 Middle Street
Newburyport, MA 01952

Cary Meyer, PsyD
Lahey Health Cancer Institute
41 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01805
and 1 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA 01960
I feel it is a privilege to work with people to maintain and enhance their well-being through everything that cancer entails, from diagnosis through treatment and survivorship.

Susan Smith, MSW, LICSW
76 Turkey Hill Road
Newburyport, MA 01950


Holly Shay, LICSW 
27 Green Street, Suite 105
Newburyport, MA 01950
As a bereaved parent, it is an honor and a privilege to
provide care and support to those who have experienced loss. 



Distress is common in people with cancer and in their family members and loved ones resulting in a variety of symptoms including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and a sense of hopelessness and powerlessness. Mental Health counseling with a professional who has specific experience working with people with cancer can help one manage distress by communicating and coping with the range of feelings associated with a cancer diagnosis and treatment.