Psychology

Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D.
Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D.
 
City of Hope is dedicated to supporting your body and mind throughout the cancer journey. To help manage the feelings or experiences that come with treatment, patients and their families can meet with psychologists in our outpatient clinic or during inpatient hospitalization.
 
We provide the following services and support:
 
  • Counseling: to help patients cope with cancer.
  • Behavioral interventions: for adherence to treatment and management of side effects.
  • Neuropsychological assessment: for patients concerned about memory or thinking problems.
 
Our specialties include: 
 
  • Pediatric Psychology: We use play therapy, behavioral interventions and talk therapy to support children and their families through diagnosis and treatment.
  • Adolescent/Young Adult Psychology: Our team has expertise in meeting the unique emotional needs of adolescents and young adults within the context of serious medical illness.
  • Adult Psychology: Our team helps patients develop insights and tools to cope with the difficult challenges they face during illness.
  • Neuropsychology: Cancer treatment can cause memory or thinking problems. Neuropsychological evaluation can help you understand the changes you may be experiencing.
 
If you or a loved one could possibly benefit from meeting with one of our psychologists during treatment, please talk to your City of Hope physician for a referral.
 

Psychology Team

Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D.
Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D.
Clinical Health Psychologist

Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D., psychologist | City of Hope, California.

Meet Dr. Marissa A. Cangin
Marissa A. Cangin, Psy.D.
Clinical Health Psychologist

Marissa A. Cangin, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist at City of Hope's Department of Supportive Care Medicine, specializing in psychosocial oncology for cancer patients and survivors.

Elaine Wheat Dawson
Elaine Wheat Dawson, Psy.D.
Clinical Health Psychologist

Elaine Wheat Dawson, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist at City of Hope's Department of Supportive Care Medicine, specializing in psychosocial oncology for cancer patients and survivors.

Monica A. Garcia, Ph.D.
Monica A. Garcia, Ph.D.
Clinical Health Psychologist

Monica A. Garcia, Ph.D., is an assistant clinical professor, division of psychology, department of supportive care medicine.

Natalie Kelly, Ph.D.

Natalie Kelly, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, is an associate clinical professor of psychology and clinical neuropsychologist, Division of Psychology, in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine.

Sunita Patel

Sunita Patel, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the departments of Supportive Care Medicine and Population Sciences.

Sharon Bailk Ph.D.

Sharon Baik, Ph.D., is an assistant professor, Division of Psychology, Department of Supportive Care Medicine. Her research interests focus on improving the health-related quality of life of cancer survivors, with a particular emphasis on medically underserved populations.