Children & Teens


Life with Cancer's Pediatric Program provides evidence-based support services to children and teens with cancer, their parents and caregivers, and to children and teens who have a family member with cancer, as well as survivorship and bereavement support.

How We Can Help

Based on your unique needs, we offer individual therapy, parent consultations, support groups, education, resources, and other programs to help manage the challenges of cancer in your family – all at no cost.

Individual Therapy

We offer individual and/or art therapy by licensed in the Life With Cancer Family Center, outpatient clinic, and inpatient settings and via telemedicine*. Therapy services are available for both children and teens diagnosed with cancer cancer, their parents and caregivers, and children and teens who have a family member with cancer. We provide evidence-based interventions to help with adjustment, anxiety, mood and behavior changes, grief and loss, and more.

Art therapy uses a combination of counseling and the process of art making to promote self-expression and foster healing for all ages. When words alone cannot fully communicate emotions and experiences, art therapy can help children and teens explore their feelings in a tangible, creative way.

Parent Consultations

We know that providing support to parents and caregivers is an important part of supporting children and teens. We offer parent consultations both in-person and via telemedicine* to parents and caregivers to discuss any concerns you may have about your child or teen and to determine the most helpful next steps. Parent consultations can be helpful for topics such as talking to your child about your diagnosis and treatment, supporting adjustment and routines, and managing challenging behaviors.

Support Groups & Programs

We offer support groups and programs specifically designed to meet the needs of our families, and we continue to develop new support groups and programs to address these unique needs. Examples include a Parent Support Group for parents of children and teens in active treatment and a Young Adult Cancer Support Group for young adults (ages 16-23) who are on or off treatment. Please see our calendar for the most up-to-date information about our support groups and programs and to register!

Education & Resources

Whether you need guidance around a specific topic or would like information about resources in the community, we are here to help guide you. We offer guidance to families, based on your needs. If you don't see your need specifically addressed on our website, please reach out to us, and we would be happy to discuss how we can support you!

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*At this time, we are only able to provide telemedicine services to individuals living in Virginia and DC, due to license restrictions.

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