Ellen S. Eisen, LCSW, OSW-C
Patient and Family Services Coordinator
As the patient and family services coordinator, Ellen Eisen has been charged with helping patients and their families adjust to a cancer or blood disorder diagnosis. As a licensed clinical social worker with certification in oncology, Ellen brings professional training, 30 years of experience and a great deal of understanding to every patient encounter.
After evaluating and understanding patients’ responses to their cancer diagnosis,
Ellen utilizes talk therapy as well as psycho-educational and stress reduction interventions to help patients and their loved ones better manage the effects of their diagnosis and treatment. She also helps to connect patients and their families to community and national resources for assistance with practical concerns such as transportation and finances.
Ellen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from Indiana University and a Masters Degree in social work, with a clinical specialty from the University of Tennessee-Memphis. She has been privileged to train under Jon Kabat-Zinn, PH.D, professor of medicine emeritus and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and James Gordon, MD, founder and director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C.
Ellen utilizes the skills that she has learned in her many years of experience to help reduce a patient’s stress level, anxiety and depression before, during and following treatment.