Social Worker

Amy Tissiere, L.C.S.W-C. , O.S.W.-C.

Board Certification
  • Board of Oncology Social Work
Languages

English

Interpreters available for other languages upon request.
Primary Location

Columbia

10710 Charter Dr #G020
Columbia, MD 21044

410-964-2212
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Biography

Amy is a certified oncology clinical social worker who has dedicated her over 20-year career to caring for the oncology population. Her clinical practice focuses on helping patients and families navigate the emotional impact and practical implications of life with cancer. Counseling support is available to patients and families throughout all phases of the cancer continuum including diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, advanced disease, and bereavement. Issues commonly addressed include:

  • ¬†Adjustment to illness
  • Coping with mental health concerns (distress, depression, anxiety, fear, uncertainty)
  • Caregiver support
  • Communicating about your illness to friends/family/workplace
  • Family impact: couples coping, balancing work/family/illness, how to talk with children
  • Transitions in care (survivorship, advanced disease)
  • Treatment decision making, goals of care and advance care planning
  • Finding support resources in community

Education & Experience

College
  • The College of William and Mary: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology
  • Virginia Commonwealth University: Master of Social Work-Clinical Concentration
  • University of Maryland School of Social Work: Post-Masters Psychotherapy Certificate
Affiliations
  • Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW)

Practicing Locations

Columbia

10710 Charter Dr #G020
Columbia, MD 21044