Ellen Polamero, MSW, LCSW is a program specialist in the Couples Coping with Cancer Together program at City of Hope National Medical Center, as well as licensed therapist providing private counseling services specializing in depression, anxiety, chronic illness and caregiver issues. She earned her BA from Reed College and her MSW from UCLA. She has worked in an oncology setting since 2010, and has worked specifically with couples facing cancer together and the impact of cancer on intimate relationships for the past several years. Ellen’s work has focused both on direct clinical care as well as the development and implementation of standardized interventions that specifically address the unique challenges couples face in the midst of a cancer diagnosis. She has developed and facilitated several psychoeducational groups and classes for patients and caregivers at City of Hope and has presented nationally on patient and caregiver specific issues at The American Psychosocial Oncology Society, Association of Oncology Social Work, and multiple StupidCancer events. For more information, please visit www.claremontcounselingservices.com or www.cityofhope.org/couplesprogram.