Health Psychology

Tennessee Oncology has a specialized team of licensed psychologists, with expertise addressing the mental health needs of individuals with cancer and their family members. Our psychologists are an integral part of the multidisciplinary oncology treatment team available to deal with both the
physical and emotional impact of cancer.

Psychology Services are available to individuals at any stage of the cancer journey including diagnosis, staging, treatment, long-term survivorship and end-of-life. Psychology services are also provided to family members who may need support coping with caregiving, emotional distress, or bereavement.

TREATMENT

Our psychologists use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques that focus on altering behavior, changing thought patterns and working through emotional challenges to help individuals cope effectively and improve their quality of life.

THE FOCUS OF TREATMENT MAY INCLUDE

  • Depression
  • Worry / anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Medical fears or phobias
  • Sleep problems
  • Fatigue
  • Pain management strategies
  • Stress of cancer treatment
  • Memory changes
  • Fear of cancer recurrence
  • Caregiver strain
  • Healthy habit building
  • Resilience training

INSURANCE

Most insurance plans cover Psychology Services.

APPOINTMENTS

In-person and telehealth appointments are available for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, their family members and caregivers. See LOCATIONS for contact information.

LOCATIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Sherian Anderson, Ph.D.
Tennessee Oncology Murfreesboro
W, Th, F 615-848-0488

Tennessee Oncology Smyrna
Tuesdays 615-355-1770

Brynda Marie Quinn, Ph.D.
Tennessee Oncology Summit Medical Center
M, T, W 615-871-9996

Tennessee Oncology Skyline Medical Center
Th & F 615-860-1556

Maureen Sanger, Ph.D.
Tennessee Oncology Centennial
M, W, F 615-320-5090

Tennessee Oncology Franklin
Tuesdays 615-591-4764

Tennessee Oncology St. Thomas West
Thursdays 615-222-6755

 

RELAXATION TRAINING

BREATHING TRAINING