Psychological Care & Counseling Resources
Coping with a life threatening illness such as cancer or a blood disorder can be extremely difficult for patients and caregivers. Emotional health, also known as mental health, is an essential part of handling the stress of illness, fear, anxiety, and worry of the unknown.
Counseling or therapy is often recommended by our providers and viewed as an important part of healing. If you would like to discuss counseling options in the community specific to your needs, please discuss it with your health care provider. He or she may ask you to speak with a WMCC social worker.
If you or a loved one is considering self harm, or harming others as a result of emotional strain, go to your local emergency room immediately for assessment.
WMCC has developed this list of organizations that provide counseling services in Southwest Michigan. This list does not include all possible providers. We encourage you to discuss counseling with your insurance provider. They will provide you with a list of “in network” providers. WMCC respects the patient’s right to choice of provider, and does not recommend any specific provider. However, we strongly encourage addressing ongoing therapy pertaining to improving your health as recommended by your therapy team. Note: Providers are listed alphabetically without specific order or preference.
Kalamazoo County Resources
Borgess Delano Clinic – 269-321-7090
Child & Family Psychological Services – 269-372-4140
Desert Streams Counseling Center – 269-345-0909
Family Health Center – 269-349-4257
Kate Holaday, PLC, LPC, ACSW – 269-271-2415
Morry Edwards, PhD – 269-375-2222
Kalamazoo Community Mental Health – 269-373-6000
Pine Rest – 269-343-6700
Psychological Consultants – 800-261-8850
Albion, Battle Creek, Hastings & Kalamazoo
Surrounding County Resources
Allegan County Community Mental Health – 269-686-5124 or Toll Free: 877-608-3568
Barry County Community Mental Health – 269-948-8041
Branch County Community Mental Health – 517-279-1193 or Toll Free: 888-725-7534
Calhoun County – 269-966-1460 or Toll Free: 800-632-5449
Cass County – 269-445-2451 or Toll Free: 800-323-0335
St. Joseph County – 269-467-1000
Van Buren County – 269-657-5574 or Toll Free: 800-922-1418
Free National Support
There are many non-profit organizations that provide support and education to cancer patients. We recommend asking about the credentials and education level of the counselors and how they are able to assist cancer patients. Listed below are organizations WMCC has utilized for counseling support for patients and caregivers. WMCC respects the patient’s right to choice of provider, and does not recommend any specific provider however does strongly encourage addressing ongoing therapy pertaining to improving your health as recommended by your therapy team.
Cancer Care: A non-profit organization with fully licensed clinicians to assist with coping with cancer. www.cancercare.org
WMCC has developed a comprehensive list of support groups for patients with cancer and blood disorders. The list covers support available online, by telephone and in person in the Southwest Michigan area. This list does not include all possible support groups. WMCC respects the patient’s right to choose a particular support group and does not recommend specific groups. We do recommend that you contact a support group in advance either by email or phone to make sure that it will meet your needs. Please click on the link below to access the support group list: