Emotional Support Partners

New Day Foundation for Families is committed to alleviating the emotional burden of cancer. Through this program, individuals with cancer and their families can pursue emotional care in the midst of their cancer journey. Please review the “Mental Health Professional Agreement” document and complete the questionnaire through the link below.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Who qualifies to provide emotional support through this program?
Licensed therapists with a heart and desire to serve individuals and families walking through the cancer journey.

How does a mental health professional become part of the Emotional Support Program?
An interested therapist will complete the Emotional Support Questionnaire (see link above) to provide information about specialties, experience, and motivation. Next, the emotional support coordinator will contact the therapist to review the Program Overview, the Mental Health Professional Agreement, as well as information provided in the questionnaire. Lastly, the therapist will receive an email with the Mental Health Professional Agreement to electronically sign. Once these steps are complete, the contact information will be provided to the individual/family to schedule an appointment.

How will payment occur during participation in the program?
The initial intake session and the following two 50 minute sessions are pro bono. After the first three sessions, each 50-minute session once a week will be $40 up to 5 additional sessions. The fee may be collected through insurance, from the individual, or through a New Day grant.

How many individuals does a mental health professional need to commit to serving?
New Day requests that mental health professionals see at least one New Day individual/family per calendar year to participate in this program. There is no maximum number of New Day families that a mental health professional must serve.

Where will counseling appointments take place?
Sessions may take place in the location where the therapist sees patients as well as through HIPAA-approved TeleHealth programs.

Who qualifies to receive services through this program?
Individuals with an active cancer diagnosis and their family members/caregivers living in the home with them.

How does an individual/family become part of the Emotional Support Program?
Individuals will be asked to complete a questionnaire indicating their desires for care as well as additional necessary information. Next, the emotional support coordinator will contact them to review their questionnaire and gather any additional information beneficial for care. Once that is complete, the individual will be provided the name and contact information of one or more therapists. The individual will be responsible for scheduling appointments.