Psychological Support Services

The Psychosocial Oncology program at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center is a team of licensed mental health providers, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and other specialized providers. They specialize in helping individuals who are living with chronic medical conditions, like cancer, and work closely with your medical team to provide you the best possible care.

Cancer diagnosis and treatment can be a difficult time for patients and their families. Everyone who is diagnosed with cancer experiences stress at some point, and it is normal to have trouble learning to navigate life with cancer. The goal of the Psychosocial Oncology program is to help you, your caregiver, and your family to improve your quality of life.

The Psychosocial Oncology program offers services for patients who are experiencing any of the following:

  • Concerns about illness
  • Sadness, depression, or helplessness
  • Isolation or pulling away from others
  • Anger or feeling out of control
  • Poor sleep, appetite, or concentration
  • Concerns about your role as a parent, partner, caregiver, etc.
  • Frequent thoughts about illness or death
  • Anxiety or worry about medical procedures like chemotherapy or radiation
  • Fears of cancer recurrence

Services offered include counseling/therapy and medication management. The best approach to these concerns is multi-faceted, so all patients who are interested in meeting with a provider who specializes in medications for mood, anxiety, and sleep will first meet with a psychologist.

Schedule an appointment

If you would like to meet with a provider from the Psychosocial Oncology program, please inform your physician or a nursing staff member who can help you set up an appointment. You may also contact Hollings scheduling directly at 843-792-9300.