In conjunction with Open Spirit, Facing Cancer Together is pleased to offer groups for men and women recently diagnosed or actively in treatment and support groups for caregivers. These are open, professionally facilitated groups. The groups offer a safe space to meet others facing similar challenges and a place to find comfort and companionship and to learn new ways to cope.
Facing Cancer Together was started in 2009 by a group of clinicians dedicated to providing support services to people with cancer. We serve people with cancer and their families in the Greater Boston community. Our goal is to help people live the best quality of life possible while navigating through the cancer experience.
We serve people with all types of cancer at all stages of the disease. Our mission is to provide support, wellness and educational services to all people affected by cancer, regardless of their capacity to pay. Through professionally facilitated programs, participants become part of a community that promotes hope, empowerment and connection to both the person with cancer and their loved ones.
The support groups offered at Open Spirit are facilitated by Nancy Gaulin, Psy.D., MBA. Dr. Gaulin is a psychologist with a specialization in health psychology who has fourteen years of experience in the Greater Boston area. She has worked in hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community mental health and school settings working with children and adults. Dr. Gaulin received clinical training at The Wellness Community–Greater Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Jimmy Fund Clinic and Boston Children’s Hospital. She became a group facilitator at The Wellness Community of Greater Boston after graduation. She currently works as the Executive Director of Facing Cancer Together, Inc. where she is also Clinical Director. Dr. Gaulin serves on the Advisory Board of Open Spirit.
Groups are free to participate in.
Cancer support at Open Spirit is offered the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 6pm to 8pm.
Caregiver support at Open Spirit is offered the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 6pm to 8pm.
For more information, please contact 617-332-5777 or visit http://facing-cancer.org/