Cancer Psychologists

Psychologist Services

When cancer is involved in your life, even joy can be overshadowed by anxiety. Moncrief has specialists who have helped many patients and families deal with the emotions of cancer.

We offer therapy sessions with compassionate clinical psychologists so you can talk through difficult issues in a supportive setting. And we extend that high-quality, personal care to cancer survivors, family members and caregivers.

Psychologists have specialized knowledge that can help you:

  • Cope with a cancer diagnosis & fear of recurrence
  • Learn how to handle stress
  • Deal with fears and depression
  • Understand sexual issues & body image
  • Work through grief and loss
  • Learn healthy lifestyle habits including our Hard to Break smoking cessation (stop smoking) support group
 
Meet the Clinical Psychologists at Moncrief Cancer Institute

Martin Deschner, Ph.D.
Dr. Deschner has spent nearly 30 years helping people cope with a cancer diagnosis. With specialty training in pain management and smoking cessation, Dr. Deschner conducts private therapy sessions and leads support groups at Moncrief. As a member of the faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center, he is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

Laura Howe-Martin, Ph.D.
Dr. Howe-Martin has extensive experience helping medical patients cope with the difficulties of their illnesses, especially women affected by cancer. Joining UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2009, she is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

Brittany Hall, Ph.D.
Dr. Hall’s interests include treatments that have been proven effective in research studies. Since joining UT Southwestern Medical Center as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry in 2015, she has led a survivor therapy group at Moncrief.

Connect in person or through telemedicine

Face-to-face therapy sessions with our psychologists are held at Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth.

You also have the option to speak with our clinical psychologists through a special video link on our Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic . The clinic visits eight North Texas counties, where you can climb aboard and discuss important issues, safely and securely.

To make an appointment with a psychologist, call 817-288-9801.

Cost of Services

We accept most insurance plans. For those who are uninsured or face high co-pays, financial assistance is available.