Lesa Breding, LCSW, OSW-C serves the behavioral health and practical needs of adult cancer patients, caregivers, and their families from time of diagnosis into post-treatment survivorship. She assesses and treats depression and anxiety; helps with adjustment to illness, grief, and loss; and assists with end-of-life planning. She uses cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, relaxation training, guided imagery, and wellness coaching techniques.
Lesa enjoys working with the children of cancer patients to help them understand cancer treatment and increase communication about illness within the family. She also works to eliminate barriers to cancer care including transportation, housing, and finance concerns.
Lesa earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in social work from Boise State University. She is a member of the Association of Oncology Social Workers.