The Psycho-Oncology Program, part of the Palliative and Supportive Care Program, provides mental health care to Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center patients. With the use of talk therapy, medications, or both, our team of specially trained psychiatrists and psychologists will work with you to address a wide range of issues that you might experience as part of your cancer journey. These issues can include:

  • Depressed mood
  • Anxiety or worry
  • Fear of cancer recurrence or progression
  • Anger or Irritability
  • Sleep problems
  • Cognitive changes
  • Mental health side effects of cancer and/or cancer treatment
  • Sexual health changes 
  • Family coping
  • Grief and End of life issues 
  • Pre-existing mental health issues that are impacting your cancer journey

If you are having a hard time with your cancer diagnosis or have noticed changes in your mood or behavior since your diagnosis, you are not alone. Please reach out to your oncology team to request a referral.

If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, you should call 911 or present to the nearest emergency department.  There is also support through the Suicide and Crisis Line by calling 988 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255(TALK).