Saint Louis University Cancer Center social workers are committed to the diverse needs
of cancer patients, their families, friends and caregivers.
When might a social worker be helpful?
- When you are newly diagnosed. Sometimes adjusting to a cancer diagnosis requires additional
- When your diagnosis affects your ability to work or to care for yourself and your
family, and you need to consider Social Security disability, leave from work or life
- When you or your family may be experiencing a lifestyle change due to your diagnosis,
and you need to talk with someone.
- When a loved one has recently died.
- If you are a caregiver and you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and need some support
- If you are interested in completing an advance directive (also known as a health care directive).
- If your insurance company does not provide you with prescription coverage and you
need financial assistance in paying for your medications.
Meet Our Social Workers
Emily Vogl, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has worked in various medical settings, including
inpatient and outpatient care. She obtained her MSW through the Graduate School of
Social Work at University of Denver, and received a certificate in Interpersonal Trauma
Studies. Her experience includes working with at-risk and homeless youth, families
and adults in Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles and St. Louis. Her roles have focused on
the intersection of poverty and health care, and empowering individuals to navigate
the health care system, while ensuring their basic and emotional needs are also addressed.
To reach Emily: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-268-7020.
Rebecca Dougherty, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has been with the University and the Cancer Center
since 2001. She received her MSW through the George Warren Brown School of Social
Work at Washington University and continued her training in mental health and health
care. Her experience includes working with adults and their families on coping with
the complexities in receiving cancer care, as well as how to blend your post-treatment
life with your pre-treatment life. As a clinician, she is available to work individually
or with families.
To reach Rebecca: Contact email@example.com or 314-268-7019.
Oncology and Social Work Services
- MoHealth Net (Medicaid) Transportation
- Metro Call-A-Ride
- St. Louis Peregrine Society
- American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Program
- Utility Assistance
- Medication Assistance
- Co-Pay Assistance Foundations
- Fertility Preservation
- National Cancer Resources
- Emotional Support/Caregiver Support
- Individual and Family Counseling
- Support for People with Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Support Group
- Multiple Myeloma Support Group
Alternative Support Services at Saint Louis University Cancer Center
- Saint Louis University Cancer Center Psychologist
- Dr. Lauren Schwarz - Department of Neurology and Psychiatry
- Saint Louis University Cancer Center Pastoral Care Services
- Saint Louis University Cancer Center Music Therapy Services
- Saint Louis University Cancer Center Cancer Information Center
- Weekly Yoga Classes