Services & Programming

Services & Programming

Nurse Navigation

At Face2Face Healing we recognize that medical appointments can be confusing and stressful.  The pressure to take detailed notes, ask the right questions, understand medical information and options can be overwhelming to both caregivers and patients.  Our Navigators allow patients and their caregivers to focus on the important conversations with medical professionals, while ensuring each caregiver or family leaves the appointment with detailed documentation of their loved one’s treatment discussion.

Navigators Can

  • Meet with the patient and their caregivers prior to an appointment to help create a list of any questions or issues they would like the doctor/medical professional to address.
  • Take notes during medical appointments.
  • Summarize options given, or decisions made, during medical appointments.  
  • Provide patients and their caregivers with a list of next steps as indicated by medical staff.
  • Create a clear, written record for patients and their caregivers post appointment.
  • Collect and document any outstanding questions from the patient and their caregivers.
  • Be a sympathetic, calming presence for the family by providing them support through their cancer journey.
  • Help with scheduling transportation to and from appointments.

Navigators Can Not

  • Serve in a professional healthcare capacity.
  • Provide medical advice or opinions. 
  • Provide transportation to, or from, appointments or treatments. (Not sure you want this in or out)
  • Serve as certified medical language interpreter.

Counseling

Being diagnosed with cancer can bring a range of emotions, including anxiety, depression, panic, restlessness, and fatigue. These feelings can affect not only you, the cancer patient, but your loved ones as well.

Highly skilled and professionally trained in counseling, clinical social workers and clinical psychologists provide short or long-term counseling free of charge to patients and caregivers.

Our counseling is available in person or online.

  • Psychological / physical adjustment to diagnosis / treatment
  • Depression
  • Eating problems / nausea and vomiting
  • Sadness / uncontrolled crying
  • Panic attacks / anxiety
  • Alcohol and drug abuse concerns
  • Restlessness / fatigue / sleep disturbance
  • Withdrawal / irritability
  • Difficulty with concentration / memory
  • Anger issues / denial
  • Fear of pain and suffering / death and dying / cancer recurrence
  • Treatment noncompliance / communication issues
  • Feelings of helplessness / loss of control / hopelessness
  • Marital, family and couples’ issues
  • Feelings of guilt / resentment
  • Intimacy and relationship concerns
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Relaxation and Mindfulness
  • Grief and Loss
  • Talking to children/teens whose parents have cancer.
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Work-related problems / concerns
  • Fear of medical tests / procedures
  • Counseling support for Palliative Care

Our Clinical Staff at Face2Face Healing are available to help you, your family and your caregivers, cope with the emotional consequences of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

“The emotional part of the cancer is probably one of the most difficult things patients face.” Adrianna Deithorn, PhD., Clinical Psychologist

Individual In-Person Counseling & Tele-Counseling

Professional counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.

Our counselors at Face2Face Healing work with individuals, their families, and caregivers on strategies to overcome obstacles and challenges that they are facing. 

Face2Face Healing’s Tele-Counseling takes place via internet and on camera. In-person counseling takes place in an office setting or at a mutually agreed location.

Individual In-Person Counseling & Tele-Counseling

Professional counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.

Our counselors at Face2Face Healing work with individuals, their families, and caregivers on strategies to overcome obstacles and challenges that they are facing. 

Face2Face Healing’s Tele-Counseling takes place via internet and on camera. In-person counseling takes place in an office setting or at a mutually agreed location.

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

From burns to cancer and from baby deaths to deaths from old age, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) teams have been in existence for years. Most recently, with COVID 19, we have seen an exponential increase in the need to debrief hospital staff, which includes physicians, due to the ever-growing death rate and debilitating effects of COVID 19. Clinicians who witness death and dying daily can experience psychological effects that can disrupt their daily functioning and can cause anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances. Furthermore, it can cause shame, guilt, loss of self-confidence, and feelings of incompetence and worthlessness.  Our Lead Clinician, Adriane Deithorn, has been providing CISD over the past several months to the healthcare professionals at UPMC, Allegheny Health Network, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Beaver Valley Medical Center.

A Critical incident stress debriefing (CISD)session has several primary goals: 

  1. 1) to reduce stress
  2. 2) to restore people to adaptive function
  3. 3) to identify anyone who may need additional assistance or a referral for care.

It has long been recognized that clinical work carries an emotional burden. Healthcare workers are regularly exposed to loss, injury, traumatic stimuli, and undesirable patient outcomes. Critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) is considered an effective strategy to promote resilience and recovery.

If you are interested in learning more about CISD please contact us at info@face2facehealing.org.

Financial Support

We provide financial assistance to patients that are in active treatment for cancer.  Some examples are listed below.  Restrictions apply and financial need will be assessed through an application.

Financial Support Examples:

  • Gift cards for transportation
  • Gift Cards for groceries
  • Money for parking and tolls or patient/caregiver
  • Professional Cleaning Services
  • Medical supplies
  • Lymphedema sleeves
  • Wigs
  • iPads
  • Writing tablets
  • Massages
  • Acupuncture
  • Tattooing for scars or enhancements

Patient Care Packages

We provide patients in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area with care packages to assist in their healing. From sweet treats to gift cards to relaxing beauty kits, we provide a little TLC to patients after their treatments and/or surgery. These packages may include items like personal massager, lotion, lip balm, motivational bracelet, nail care kit, puzzle books, blanket, peppermints, a pair of wireless EarPods, journal, thank you cards, motivational pens, water bottle & socks.

HEALING SERVICES

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can relieve all sorts of ailments- from physical pain, to stress and anxiety. People who choose to supplement their healthcare regimen with regular massages will benefit from the 10 most reported benefits:

  1. Reduce stress
  2. Improve circulation
  3. Reduce pain
  4. Eliminate toxins
  5. Improve flexibility
  6. Improve sleep
  7. Enhance immuity
  8. Reduce fatigue
  9. Alleviate depression and anxiety
  10. Reduce post-surgery and post-injury swelling.

Reiki Therapy

Reiki energy works on similar principles to that of massage and acupuncture. When energy is blocked in areas of the body or spiritural being, it manifest as pain, disease and illness.

Reiki is often used in conjuction with western medicine to eliminate physical problems or reduce the ill side effects of medicines and treatments and is known to ber very effective at speeding the recovery process, reducing stress and creating a more positive outlook.

Reiki utilizes a standard system of light hand placements on or slighly above the client in order to facilitate the flow of energy organically through the client’s nervous system meridans, chakras or energy centers in their body.

Reiki Therapy

Reiki energy works on similar principles to that of massage and acupuncture. When energy is blocked in areas of the body or spiritural being, it manifest as pain, disease and illness.

Reiki is often used in conjuction with western medicine to eliminate physical problems or reduce the ill side effects of medicines and treatments and is known to ber very effective at speeding the recovery process, reducing stress and creating a more positive outlook.

Reiki utilizes a standard system of light hand placements on or slighly above the client in order to facilitate the flow of energy organically through the client’s nervous system meridans, chakras or energy centers in their body.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a complimentary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various conditions.

Hundreds of clinical studies on he benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Contact Us

     Face2Face Healing

     3000 Village Run Rd, Suite #103-206

     Wexford, PA 15090

   Call Us: 724-935-3580

 

    info@face2facehealing.org

 

     Face2Face Healing

     3000 Village Run Rd, Suite #103-206

     Wexford, PA 15090

   Call Us: 724-935-3580

 

    info@face2facehealing.org