Short-term therapy is available for individuals, couples, or families to address cancer-related concerns. Private therapy sessions can promote a sense of control through problem-solving and empowerment, decrease feelings of isolation, help navigate the numerous transitions that are faced by people impacted by a diagnosis of cancer, and improve a person’s quality of life.

Developed in collaboration with Dr. Bill Saltzman, a family trauma and loss specialist from California State University, Long Beach, CSCLA is proud to offer the FOCUS Family Program for Cancer. FOCUS is a brief, strength-based family/couple program that has been proven to reduce distress while improving quality of life and adaptive functioning for families contending with a range of traumatic and/or loss-related experiences.

All therapy sessions are at no cost to individuals, couples and families who are seeking support for cancer-related distress.

To schedule an intake interview, individuals must first attend an Orientation Meeting.