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Support Groups

Support groups offer participants the opportunity to connect with others who are going through similar experiences. Group members offer each other a sense of community. They come together to problem solve and share ideas and resources, helping establish and enhance a sense of wellbeing.

We invite you to join one of our upcoming online facilitated support groups. We offer various support groups, so you can meet with others who share a similar diagnosis.

The 3Q 2024 support group dates and times are:

  • Early-stage breast cancer (stage 1-3), Tuesdays 6:00 Eastern with Cassandra
    • 7/2
    • 7/16
    • 7/30
    • 8/13
    • 8/27
    • 9/10
  • Early-stage (stage 1-3), Wednesdays 1:00 Eastern with Sarah
    • 7/3
    • 7/17
    • 7/31
    • 8/14
    • 8/28
    • 9/11
  • Early-stage (stage 1-3) for 40ish and under, Tuesdays 1:00 Eastern with Jenny
    • 7/2
    • 7/16
    • 7/30
    • 8/13
    • 8/27
    • 9/10
  • Women of color with early-stage breast cancer (stage 1-3), Wednesdays 1:00 Eastern with Cassandra
    • 7/3
    • 7/17
    • 7/31
    • 8/14
    • 8/28
    • 9/11
  • Grupo español por los que tienen el cáncer del pecho (etapa 1-3) Miércoles a las 12:00 p.m. EST con Jenny
    • 7/3
    • 7/17
    • 7/31
    • 8/14
    • 8/28
    • 9/11
  • MBC 1 (stage 4), Tuesdays 1:00 Eastern with Sarah
    • 6/25
    • 7/9
    • 7/23
    • 8/6
    • 8/20
    • 9/3
  • MBC 2 (stage 4), Tuesdays 5:30 Eastern with Shawn
    • 6/25
    • 7/9
    • 7/23
    • 8/6
    • 8/20
    • 9/3
  • Recurrent/advanced ovarian cancer (stage 3B+), Wednesdays 1:00 Eastern with Sarah
    • 6/26
    • 7/10
    • 7/24
    • 8/7
    • 8/21
    • 9/4

 

Sign Up

Each group is a six-session series, running every other week for 12 weeks.

They are worth one passport square.

Honestly, there is nothing I would suggest changing.  It’s the first support group I have been a part of, and you made it comfortable and actually enjoyable!” 

The connections I have made in this group are really important to me. I look forward to every meeting. This group means so much to me and I am so grateful for it!”

I’ve been really benefiting from our group. Thank you!” 

Meet Our Facilitators

Support groups are led by Unite for HER Counseling providers.To learn more, sign up using the above form or contact Melissa Christie at MChristie@uniteforher.org.

 

Sarah Murphy LPC

Sarah Murphy, LPC

Sarah Murphy, LPC, has been facilitating Unite for HER’s peer support groups since 2021. She has fifteen years of clinical experience and has been a Unite for HER provider since 2013. Sarah is passionate about mind-body techniques and specializes in working with people who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Sarah Murphy LPC

Dr. Shawn Blue, PsyD

Dr. Shawn Blue is a culturally competent psychologist with a profound commitment to holistic well-being, specializing in supporting individuals navigating the complexities of cancer. Her empathetic approach is rooted in diverse experiences, having worked in various mental health settings, including community mental health, VA, hospitals, jails, and private practice. Dr. Blue’s expertise extends to cognitive, psychological, and neuropsychological testing, providing a comprehensive understanding of her clients’ needs. Embracing a psychodynamic foundation, she seamlessly integrates cognitive-behavioral techniques and energy psychology interventions to rebalance individuals’ energy systems. A member of esteemed professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, Dr. Blue is dedicated to fostering a culturally sensitive and holistic healing environment.

Sarah Murphy LPC

Jenny Kirn, LPC

Jenny Kirn, a bilingual therapist fluent in English and Spanish, is a compassionate advocate for individuals and couples facing the challenges of cancer. Specializing in holistic healing, she intertwines traditional psychotherapy with mindfulness and complementary approaches. With a deep understanding of the emotional impact of illness, Jenny provides a safe space for cancer patients to navigate their journey. Beyond oncology-focused therapy, she extends her expertise to couples and individuals seeking support for various life challenges. Her holistic approach fosters emotional well-being, promoting resilience and strengthening relationships. Jenny’s warm demeanor and comprehensive approach empower her clients to embrace healing and find balance in the face of adversity.

Sarah Murphy LPC

Cassandra Bolding, LPC

Cassandra Bolding, LPC, is the compassionate Founder and Psychotherapist at Diaspora Educational Services, specializing in empowering individuals through psychotherapy. With a profound commitment to cultural competence, Cassandra creates a safe and inclusive space for personal growth. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, she dedicates herself to supporting individuals navigating the complexities of cancer, fostering emotional well-being, and guiding clients towards positive transformation. Embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment with Cassandra Bolding, a dedicated professional working closely with those facing the challenges of cancer. As a nature-based therapist and Founder of Black Lotus Holistic Health Collective, she offers a unique blend of therapeutic approaches for holistic well-being.