In addition to my private practice in Norcross,  I work with women affected by breast cancer at TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation in Roswell.  Here I provide short-term individual counseling services; educational events such as Mindfulness and Breast Cancer, Body Image and Sexuality, Self-Care After Breast Cancer, and Parenting with Cancer; as well as facilitate regular support groups for women with metastatic (Stage IV) cancer or those completing treatment and navigating the world of survivorship.

If you have or have had breast cancer and are interested in pursuing services at TurningPoint, including counseling or groups, please contact them directly at 770.360.9271.

Groups offered at TurningPoint are currently for patients of TurningPoint only.
Please contact TurningPoint, 770.360.9271, for more information.

 

Coffee and Conversation:
A Support Group for Women with Advanced/Metastatic/Stage IV Breast Cancer

Who: Women (18+) who are living with Advanced/Metastatic/Stage IV Breast Cancer
Where: TurningPoint Breast Care Rehabilitation, Conference Room
Facilitator: Karen Whitehead, MS, LMSW, DCC
When: 4th Monday of the month, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: No charge

After the Storm:
A Support Group for Women Following Treatment for Breast Cancer

Who: Women (18+) who have completed treatment for breast cancer in the last 5 years
Where: TurningPoint Breast Care Rehabilitation, Conference Room
Facilitator: Karen Whitehead, MS, LMSW, DCC
When: 2nd Monday of the month, 11:30 am 1:00 pm (bring your lunch/snack)
Cost: No charge

It is often thought that when a woman finishes active treatment (surgery, chemo, and/or radiation) for breast cancer, she is better, good, fine, and ready to jump back to her life. For many women, the end of treatment is often when the emotional healing begins.  It's normal for women to have an array of feelings about themselves, their lives, and their cancer journey as treatment is ending and even months and years later.  Breast cancer is a life-changing event and can disrupt one's sense of self, relationships, and interactions.  It's a new lens or filter that colors hopes, dreams, and fears. Through our new group, After the Storm, we hope to ease this transition to survivorship by providing a safe and private space for group members to share their experiences and feelings around life after cancer.