Patient & Family Counseling

Having a child diagnosed with a serious illness can present wide-ranging emotions and challenges to the entire family. The Arnold Palmer Medical Center Patient and Family Counseling team is here to help. Our licensed counselors are skilled in addressing a variety of questions, concerns and needs that patients and their families may have throughout a patient’s course of care.

Our counselors work with patients of all ages and their families, and are available 24/7 to provide healthcare intervention and support. We provide support services for a broad range of psychosocial issues and concerns that surround a hospitalization or illness, including but not limited to:

  • Adjustment to diagnosis
  • Adoptions/surrogacy
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Behavioral issues
  • Bereavement/grief issues
  • Chronic illness
  • Dealing with suicidal thoughts
  • Discharge planning 
  • Domestic violence 
  • End-of-life issues
  • Mental illness evaluation, diagnosis and treatment facilitation 
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Substance abuse
  • Teen mothers (16 and younger)

Patients and their families can get the support they need from our counselors who have experience in working with both children and adults.

For more information, please call us Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm, at 321.841.8053.