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At Moncrief Cancer Institute, we offer therapy sessions that allow patients, family members, caregivers, and survivors to talk through important issues in a safe and supportive setting. Clinical Psychologists are available to provide guidance about topics including:

  • Coping with cancer diagnosis
  • Coping with caregiver stress and burnout
  • Fear of recurrence
  • Grief and loss
  • Relaxation skills for pain management
  • Relationship issues concerning spouse/partner, children, family

Meet Moncrief's Clinical Psychologists

Moncrief's two Clinical Psychologists are Martin Deschner, PhD, and Laura How-Martin, PhD.  Dr. Deschner has spent 25 years helping men and women cope with behavioral and emotional difficulties that arise from facing challenging medical problems and treatment.  Dr. Howe-Martin has extensive experience helping medical patients cope with the difficulties of their illnesses, especially treating women affected by cancer. 

To make an appointment with Dr. Deschner, please call 817-288-9808. For an appointment with Dr. Howe-Martin, please call 817-288-9807. Counseling sessions are held at Moncrief Cancer Institute, 400 Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas.

Cost of Services

We accept most insurance plans.  For those who don't have insurance coverage, other payment options are available.  Moncrief offers a community clinic for the underserved, providing limited financial assistance. 

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