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Support Services

CCNW Now Offering Zoom Support Groups

Posted: October 8, 2020


Cancer Care Northwest is now offering Zoom Support Groups, beginning October 14, 2020. Receive the support and encouragement you need during your cancer treatment, by attending a virtual CCNW Support Group from the comfort of your home. These groups can provide a comfortable environment to share your experiences and to receive encouragement from others who are facing similar challenges as you. They are a valuable tool in the healing process.

Please note, at this time all in-person Support Groups have been suspended until further notice. This is out of an abundance of caution concerning the health and safety of our patients. We hope to resume in-person Support Groups when we feel it is safe to do so.


ZOOM Support Group Schedule:

Breast Cancer Support Group (Virtual)
This group is available for women who want information, support and encouragement through the stages of cancer: patient, survivor and lifetime thriver. The group offers emotional solace as well as techniques to cope with the unexpected effects cancer has on self-image, relationships and daily lifestyle. Please join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 5:30-7:00PM. Beginning 10/14/20.

Facilitator: Paula McKee, MSW, LICSW
(509) 228-1580 / paula.mckee@ccnw.net

General Cancer Support Group (Virtual)
This group is for patients and caregivers dealing with ANY type of cancer, at any point in their journey. Our group helps people cope with the emotional, physical, social and spiritual impacts of cancer by providing a safe place to share feelings and challenges and learn from others who are facing similar situations. Please join us the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:00PM. Beginning 10/15/20.

Facilitator: Paula McKee, MSW, LICSW
(509) 228-1580 / paula.mckee@ccnw.net

Men's Prostate Cancer Support Group (Virtual)
This group was created specifically for men battling prostate cancer. Come and find support from others experiencing similar challenges in the uphill climb to restored health. Please join us the 2nd and 4th Tuesday day of every month from 5:30-7:00PM. Beginning 10/27/20.

Facilitator: Brad Reimer, MSW, LICSW


How to Participate:

If you would like to participate in one of the above listed virtual Support Groups, please email the support group's faciliator. They will provide you a ZOOM meeting link, meeting ID and password. We also require you to sign and return the CCNW Zoom Support Groups Confidentiality and Risk Management Agreement prior to participating.

Additionally, we ask that you please review the CCNW Support Group Overview and CCNW Zoom Support Groups Helpful Tips & Guidelines documents before joining us in a virtual support group. 


Meet our ZOOM Support Group Facilitators

Cancer Care Northwest's licensed therapists are here to help you and your family cope with the emotional, spiritual and social challenges which accompany the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Our highly skilled, compassionate counseling services team offers individual, marriage and family counseling, support groups and other important emotional support services.

Cancer Care Northwest Oncology Counselor Paula McKee, MSW, LICSWPaula McKee, MSW, LICSW
Paula is an oncology counselor with experience working with families in crisis, earning her Master of Social Work degree with a focus on Family Systems and Illness.  Education in Aging Studies, as well as, Palliative Care have informed Paula’s practice with both individuals and families experiencing cancer.  She has worked with Kidz Count, a Cancer Care Northwest support group for families, since 2010. Paula teaches stress-management strategies and utilizes a variety of techniques to assist families in making change, including dialogue, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and grief work. She is able to work with individuals and families to set and achieve goals for the health and well-being of your family. 


Brad Reimer, BSW, MSW, LICSW
Brad Reimer earned his BS and MS degrees in social work from Brigham Young University. He is a licensed clinical social worker in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Utah, and has spent the majority of his career counseling individuals, couples and families. He also has experience in adoption services—working with both single expectant parents and prospective families—and in working with autistic children. Brad’s experience in interacting with diverse age groups and issues gives him a unique perspective, and he is passionate about serving Cancer Care Northwest patients, and serves as facilitator for the Prostate Cancer Support Group.