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Cancer Support Services at NWMS

NWMS offers a variety of support services to help patients and their care team through the difficult journey of cancer and recovery. With 6 convenient locations in Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Federal Way, Bonney Lake, and Olympia, you won’t have to travel far to receive the best care following your cancer treatment. We understand that discovering that you are suffering from cancer can be overwhelming. Our oncologists will take the time to answer any questions that you may have and discover the a best treatment option for you. Learn more about cancer and call us at (253) 428-8700 to schedule your appointment today.

Social Work Services

Our NWMS social workers are licensed mental health professionals that are available to meet with patients, families and loved-ones, to help navigate through the challenges brought on by illness and treatment. Social workers can help with:

  • Adjusting to illness and role changes
  • Loss and grief
  • Survivorship
  • Care planning and decision making
  • Supportive counseling and support programs


Abra Kelson, MSW, LICSW

Support Services Manager

Monica Wilber, MSW, LSWAIC

Oncology Social Worker

Social Work Online Forms


Navigation Services

The Support Services Department also meets with patients and their families to assist with non-medical needs, including housing insecurity, access to nutritious food, connection with community resources, and navigation within NWMS.


Isaac Madsen-Bibeau,

Supportive Services Coordinator



Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) Program

Collaborative Care (CoCM) is a specific type of integrated care developed at the University of Washington to treat common mental health conditions in medical settings like oncology. Behavioral health conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, alcohol, or substance use disorders are among the most common and disabling health conditions worldwide. CoCM engages a team of providers, including a mental health professional, an oncologist, and a supporting psychiatric consultant. If you are interested in participating in CoCM or would like to learn more about collaborative care at NWMS, please call one of the staff below to schedule a meeting.


Caitlyn Graves, MSW, LICSW

Behavioral Health Care Manager

Zahra Muse, LMFTA

Behavioral Health Care Manager


     CoCM (Collaborative Care) Online Forms