Life after cancer is tough.
Let's build your resilience... together!
Treatment is over. It's supposed to be a fresh start.
But instead of a new lease on life, you can find yourself feeling alone. Afraid. Emotionally drained.
It doesn't have you be that way.
You can have hope, even when you're afraid.
You can experience happiness and joy, even when you're afraid.
You can build a life of meaning and purpose, even when things seem hopeless.
OutLive Cancer Coaching can be a part of your journey.
LEARN THE TOOLS OF RESILIENCE with an experienced and qualified Wellness Coach, or work with a licensed mental health therapist if necessary.
ENROLL IN ONLINE PROGRAMS that give you the grounding you need to move forward.
Cancer may always have a voice in your life, but it doesn't have to own you. A better, fuller life is possible!
Take the next step to build inner strength and resilience for a more healthy, meaning-filled life after cancer:
1. SIGN UP for the OutLive Cancer Newsletter for encouraging messages and tools
and get the free ebook "A New Life: Facing Fear After Cancer Treatment"
2. LEARN MORE about how Wellness Coaching, mental health therapy and online resilience programs can move you forward
Build a Healthy and Meaning-Filled Life
Through One-on-One Coaching or Counseling
COACHING: You have everything you need within you to rebuild your life after cancer. Coaching works from today forward, helping you set goals and giving you resilience tools to build a healthy, meaning-filled life.
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING: Sometimes, a person's past traumas or other mental health issues can add to the difficulty of building a new life after cancer. In those cases, coaching needs to be replaced by therapy by a licensed mental health therapist.
... for Cancer Survivors
The time following cancer treatment can be as traumatic, or more, than time spent in treatment. The goal of treating the cancer has been met, and the team around you is no longer there. You're left with an opportunity for new life, but may instead find yourself facing a void of fear and worry.
Resilience coaching will help you work on goals and skills that will build your emotional and physical health, and give you a "cancer survivor toolbox" to help build a healthy, meaning-filled life.
Mental Health Counseling can help if you are struggling with anxiety, depression and/or past traumaso you can tap into your inner strength and move forward.
... for Cancer Caregivers
Caring for a loved one who is dealing with cancer brings its own set of unique challenges.
It takes a mix of compassion, patience and inner strength that can seem hard to maintain.
Resilience coaching will help identify goals that will keep you healthy and more able to care for your loved one, and give you tools to work toward those goals.
Mental Health Counseling can help when the burden of caring for a sick family member or friend overwhelms you and leads to depression or anxiety.
Brad Thiessen, Wellness & Resilience Coach
Surviving cancer three times and having to learn how to walk again after a brain infection taught me some harsh lessons. Life's tough experiences can beat you down, or you can choose to live with joy and purpose... if you learn the skills and put in the hard work.
I've been told a few things. "You shouldn't be able to walk, let alone run" (my neurologist). "Seeing you here is like seeing Lazarus rising from the dead" (my neurosurgeon). "You're a Miracle Man" (my oncologist). Just because the odds have been stacked against me doesn't mean I've given up.
Building my best life has required deep searching and a lot of learning from others. It has required ongoing self-examination and education and a desire to grow stronger. It took working toward out-sized goals, like completing a 50k (32 mile) trail run nine months after the end of cancer treatment, while also making an award-winning short film about it called Proof of Life. And like running a 50 mile trail race two years later. But it's been worth it to build a healthy life lived in the here and now.
I didn't get there on my own -- there were a lot of partners and caregivers on my journey lending their wisdom, compassion and a listening ear. I couldn't have done it without them. I'd love to be that partner for you.
Your journey and goals may be different than mine. But the skills needed to get there are similar. Let's learn from each other!
If you're ready to build your inner strength in pursuit of a life filled with hope, meaning and purpose, let's work together!
Rachelle Ventura, Mental Health Therapist
Cancer can be a traumatic event that brings on mental health issues for the patient/survivor or loved one. As the spouse of a cancer survivor, I have walked the long journey of uncertainty, worry and exhaustion that comes with being a caregiver. I'm here to lend a compassionate ear for those dealing with cancer, as well as their loved one.
As a mental health counselor licensed in the state of Washington, I can provide therapy for those struggling with anxiety and depression, as well as past trauma that continues to affect their life.
My counseling is informed by training in therapies such as EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).