Facilitators:

Stephanie McLeod-Estevez, LCPC

About Stephanie:

Stephanie has a Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy and Counseling from Lesley University. She has worked as a psychotherapist since 2004 and owned her private practice since 2009. She was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at the age of 40, and underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy, bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction, and radiation therapy to treat the cancer. Because she was positive for a mutation of the BRCA2 gene, Stephanie underwent an oophorectomy. In addition to her own cancer battle, she was one of the primary care givers for her mother, who ultimately died from metastatic breast cancer at the age of 51. Stephanie taps into this life experience, her training as a therapist, and her own creative processing of cancer to build Creative Transformations, LLC.

Beth Eilers, LCSW

About Beth:

Beth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in mind/body health.  She has a BA in Film and Literature and obtained her Masters degree in Social Work at Florida State University in 2000.  She has worked in integrated health care for more than 15 years, beginning at Shands Hospital in Florida in the pediatric pulmonary and liver transplant practices. She currently manages her therapy, training and consulting practice, Healthful Counseling, http://healthfulcounseling.com/, in Portland, Maine.  As a survivor of stage 3 melanoma, diagnosed when she was 29 years old, Beth is inspired by her personal experiences, the experiences of cancer survivors in her community, and her professional path as a medical social worker.