For Patients & Families
A brain tumor or brain cancer diagnosis can be frightening and overwhelming for patients and their families. At Swedish, we do everything we can to provide compassionate care and support.
The medical team at The Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment is focused on the challenges unique to people living with brain tumors. Our goal is to provide you a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan, and access to services that ensure that your experience is as free of stress as possible.
Integrative Patient Support Program
In the video below our founding director, Dr. Greg Foltz, talks about the importance of integrative care at the Ivy Center. He discusses one of the most important parts of care - helping patients to not feel alone with their diagnosis.
Integrative Clinical Social Worker
The Integrative Clinical Social Worker works directly with brain tumor patients and their families offering integrative psychotherapy and family counseling. In addition, this provider teaches mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, provides bereavment support, psycho-educational support, and offers animal-assisted therapy. Assistance with long term plannig and community referrals is also available.
Patients and caregivers can contact the Integrative Clinical Social Worker, Robyn Callahan, MSW, LICSW at 206-320-2300 with any questions about the support services and care provided by the Ivy Center.
Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment550 17th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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Diagnosed with a Brain tumor?
The Ivy Center has a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and social workers who specialize in treating people with benign and malignant brain tumors.
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How you can help
Swedish is constantly working to ensure patients with debilitating neurological disorders have access to the best treatment options, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art facilities.
At the Ivy Center, patients and their families have access to a wide range of support services provided by the Integrative Clinical Social Worker.