Counseling for Patients and Family


Paula A. Seidman Psychosocial Counseling Program

A diagnosis of cancer and its ensuing treatment causes a great deal of stress for both patients and their families. The Paula A. Seidman Psychosocial Counseling Program at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center assists patients and families by providing support, coping techniques and interventions that help patients regain a sense of well-being and address personal and relationship issues resulting from the cancer experience.

The service includes:

  • Psychiatric evaluation and management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychopharmacologic treatment
  • Individual and family counseling
Services are provided by:
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers

All counseling is available and individually tailored to meet the needs of patients and family members being treated at the Abramson Cancer Center.

In addition to individual and family counseling, a variety of support groups provide information on topics of interest in a supportive environment where you and your family can share experiences, gain insights and learn ways of coping with the uncertainty and changes that occur during the cancer experience.