Erin Leake has over 23 years of experience in medical social work, with a career focused in oncology and hospice care. As a result, Erin has the privilege of working with patients and families as they journey from diagnosis, through treatment, and into long-term survivorship. When that journey does not result in cure, she assists patients through end-of-life care and then supports families in their grief process.
Erin has special training in using Cognitive Behavioral Training (CBT) to help cancer patients manage some of the challenges that come with a cancer treatment including anxiety, depression and anticipatory nausea and vomiting. She especially enjoys co-facilitating the Making Today Count support group for women with advanced cancer. Helping these incredible women access their resiliency to cope with cancer is a real privilege.
Erin and the entire Providence Cancer Support Services staff are available to help patients and famililes access the resources, information and support they need to make cancer treatment a little easier.
Areas of expertise
Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Group facilitation, grief and loss, hospice and end-of-life care, cancer suvivorship
Master of Social Work, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl., 1990
Bachelor of Arts, psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La., 1988
Cognitive Behavioral Training for Cancer Clinicians, City of Hope, Duarte, Calif., 2013
American Academy of Bereavement Advanced Bereavement Facilitator Training Program, 2003 Advanced Training Course in Relaxation and Guided Imagery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, N.Y., 1992