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Caring for Your Body and Mind

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 by a compassionate clinical psychology team, so you can talk through difficult issues in a supportive setting. We also extend that high-quality, personal care to cancer survivors, family members, and caregivers. We  see anyone impacted by cancer, including those who are actively in treatment (for example, undergoing diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation) or within one year of the last active cancer treatment.

Psychologists have specialized knowledge that can help you:

  • Cope with a cancer diagnosis and fear of recurrence
  • Learn how to handle stress
  • Deal with fears and depression
  • Understand sexual issues and body image
  • Work through grief and loss
  • Learn healthy lifestyle habits

Face-to-face therapy sessions with our psychologists are held at Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth. Teletherapy sessions are also available. To make an appointment with a member of our team, call 817.288.9800.

Meet the Clinical Psychologists at Moncrief Cancer Institute

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.