Julie Salinger, MSW, LICSW
Julie is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, providing supportive counseling and psychoeducation to breast cancer patients and their families at all stages of the disease process: diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, recurrence, end of life and bereavement. Her focus is on collaborative work with the medical team, patients and their families to optimize coping during this very stressful time. Julie also runs various support groups, including Facing Forward After Breast Cancer and Inflammatory Breast Cancer Support Group, and serves as Facilitator for Schwartz Center Rounds at Dana Farber.
Major themes in Julie’s practice include: parenting issues, assessing and treating depression/anxiety, couples counseling, communication between patient and doctor, cultural awareness and sensitivity, addressing resource needs with referral to appropriate specialists, empathic listening, acknowledgment and validation of patient and family emotional reactions, strategies to improve coping. The overarching goal of her work is to build a trusting relationship with patients which they can draw upon for comfort and support during their cancer journey.
Julie received a Masters degree in Social Work from Simmons School of Social Work and an AB in English from Brown University.