Individual and Group Support

The supportive services team is here to help, listen and/or make connections. Please ask your physician, nurse practitioner, nurse or social worker for information. Expert consultations, referrals, home services and individual/group counseling available in Social Work, Psychiatry, Psychology, Physical Therapy and Nutrition.

If you have questions about scheduling an individual or group counseling session, please call 212.731.5480.


Patient Groups

(Please call for more information and to discuss eligibility.)

BRCA Group
Focused on the needs of young women
Thursdays, 6:00pm (once per month)
Lisa Sevanick, LCSW, 212.731.5110

Early Stage Breast Cancer Group
Tuesdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Lisa Sevanick, LCSW, 212.731.5110

Metastatic Breast Cancer Group
Wednesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Lisa Sevanick, LCSW, 212.731.5110

Living with Lung Cancer Group
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30pm
Janine Martino, LCSW, 212.731.5106
With generous support from The Stephen E. Banner Fund

Oral or Head and Neck Cancer/SPOHNC
First and third Thursday of the month, 2:00pm
Marc Plastrik, LCSW-R, 212.731.5411


Caregiver and Family Groups

Caregiver and Family Open Conversations Group
Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Carmen Morales, LCSW-R, 212.731.6056


Cancer Education Series

A series of workshops, lectures, and events held throughout the year.


Individual Support and Counseling

Bladder, Prostate, and Testicular Cancer Support
Marc Plastrik, LCSW-R, 212.731.5411

Brain/Neurologic Cancer Support
Elizabeth Lytton, LCSW, 646.501.7605

Breast Cancer Support
Elizabeth Lytton, LCSW, 212.731.5107
Carmen Morales, LCSW-R, 212.731.6056
Lisa Sevanick, LCSW, 212.731.5110

Gastrointestinal Cancer Support
Deborah Koeppel, LCSW-R, 212.731.5108
Mark Plastrik, LCSW-R, 212.731.5411 

Gynecologic Cancer Support
38th St: Tara McAteer, LCSW, 646.501.7604
34th St: Lisa Sevanick, LCSW, 212.731.5110

Hematologic Cancers and Blood Disorders Support
38th St: Tara McAteer, LCSW, 646.501.7604
38th St: Elizabeth Lytton, LCSW, 646.501.7605 

Living with Lung Cancer Support
Janine Martino, LCSW, 212.731.5106
With generous support from The Stephen E. Banner Fund

Melanoma Support
Deborah Koeppel, LCSW-R, 212.731.5108

Nutrition Consultations
Please speak to your doctor, nurse or nurse practitioner.

Oral or Head and Neck Cancer

Radiation Therapy Support
Marc Plastrik, LCSW-R

Sarcoma Support
Deborah Koeppel, LCSW-R, 212 731-5108

Supportive Oncology
Carmen Morales, LCSW-R 212.731.6056


Special Programs

Animal Assisted Therapy
Schedule varies
LL1, Lobby and 5th and 6th Floors
In collaboration with the Good Dog Foundation

Artist-In-Residence from The Creative Center
Schedule varies
Alternates between 5th and 6th Floors
Offered in collaboration with the Therapeutic Recreation, Child Life & Creative Arts Therapies Department with generous support from the Auxiliary of NYU Langone Medical Center

Free Legal Assistance Consultations (NYLAG)
Second Wednesday of the month, 1:00-5:00pm RSVP: Contact your social worker or call 212.731.5480

“Look Good...Feel Better”
Beauty Sessions
RSVP: 212.731.5108 and/or for upcoming dates: Deborah Koeppel, LCSW-R
As a host site, we’re pleased to present this program provided by Personal Care Products Council Founda- tion, the American Cancer Society and the Profes- sional Beauty Association | National Cosmetology Association.

Therapeutic Writing Course
Wednesdays, 3:30pm
Four- to eight-week programs offered periodically
RSVP: 646.501.7605