Psychological Services

Consistent with our scientist-practitioner model, several Center for Behavioral Oncology faculty members (Drs. Montgomery, Neves, Schnur) offer evidence-based psychotherapeutic services to individuals with breast cancer and their families at the Dubin Breast Center, with the support of the Dr. Eva Dubin and the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

Cancer and its treatment can take a tremendous toll on one’s quality of life. Our psychologists offer state-of-the-art, evidence-based, clinical services to strengthen and heal mind, body, and spirit. We provide treatments, services, and workshops to help patients cope with pain, fatigue, illness, and emotional distress and to promote wellness, comfort, and healing.

Our psychological services are intended to complement traditional medical care. Our goal is to help you manage the rigors of breast cancer, from diagnosis through survivorship. There is no “right” way to cope with breast cancer. Each patient needs to find her or his own path, and we are here to support and guide you. The psychologists are licensed and have specialized training in breast cancer care. Services provided include:

  • Helping manage stress and emotional distress associated with cancer and its treatment (e.g., help with anxiety, depression, body image, adjusting to treatment and survivorship)
  • Cancer-related symptom and side-effect management (e.g., pain, nausea, fatigue)
  • Weight management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Family therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Cognitive-Behavioral therapy
  • Skills training (e.g., communication skills)
  • Supportive counseling


If you are a patient being treated by a provider at the Dubin Breast Center, and if you are interested in psychotherapy for cancer-related issues, please ask your doctor or healthcare provider about a referral for psychological services. Learn more here