Martin-O'Neil Cancer Center
Colleen Winters, LCSW Patient Care Navigator
Colleen assesses each client’s emotional need for care and helps patients get in touch with their own capabilities while empowering them in their cancer experience.
She helps both patients and their loved ones use hospital resources such as support groups, palliative care, spiritual health and survivorship and when needed, the transition to end-of-life decisions and care.
Throughout her career, Colleen has been interested in helping patients and their loved ones manage life-altering illnesses. This specialization uniquely qualifies her for her work at the Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center.
Colleen has 10 years experience working in an acute care hospital with cancer patients, their loved ones, and the clinical team caring for them. Her extensive professional background includes a private psychotherapy practice helping patients and their loved ones cope with life altering events and illnesses. Colleen holds an undergraduate degree in Health Services Administration from Antioch College, San Francisco, and a Masters in Social Work from California State University, Stanislaus.