Mary Mathew is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT# 102549) and a cancer survivor. During the initial stages of receiving a cancer diagnosis, so much energy goes into receiving scans, biopsies, surgeries and treatment planning while so little time is dedicated to the mental health struggles that newly diagnosed individuals are facing.
As an individual begins their cancer journey, new routines become established (blood work to check counts, chemo, manage effects of chemo, rest and repeat). Often time’s patients have no choice but to “hit the ground running” as they begin treatment with very little to no time spent in processing what is happening to them or how their lives were changed by a single sentence that no one is prepared to hear “You have cancer.”
As a result of cancer treatments and the nature of having to make life and death decisions in a matter of days (and sometimes minutes), often times people going through the process develop mild to severe forms of depression, anxiety, scanxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
While some of these issues may creep up during treatment, for many people it isn’t until after treatment ends and they are in full remission before they start to become symptomatic. Beyond Cancer LA was developed to treat people who are currently navigating the cancer process, survivors who are trying to figure out their “new normal,” individuals who have been in remission for years but are still processing the events that once happened and warriors that have metastasized cancers.
Along with treating those who have personally been affected by cancer, Mary Mathew also treats caregivers who fight right alongside cancer warriors, and people who have lost loved ones to cancer. If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer, don’t wait to get the help that you need.
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PO Box 81 Culver City, CA 90232 US
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Beyond Cancer LA is committed to protecting the health of our clients during the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are currently closed for face-to-face counseling sessions as a safety measure to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We will continue offering counseling services remotely at this time. We recognize that the COVID outbreak and the arising emotional, social, financial and public health impacts may be stressful and confusing. In the midst of these rapidly evolving changes, we will continue to provide you with the mental health support you need.