Title: Emotions Count: Real Talk on Facing Your Feelings
Duration: 30 minutes

Living with cancer can bring up many new and seemingly conflicting emotions that can be hard to navigate.

Join Iris Mental Health Therapist, Phoebe, and Iris Peer Mentor and cancer survivor, Bethany, for a candid conversation about these common emotions, tips for coping with them, and real-life perspective on how and when to seek professional support.


Our Presenters


Phoebe Souza, MSW, LCSW, MPH, OSW-C, APHSW-C
Senior Worker Team Lead
Iris Oncology

Phoebe Souza is an oncology social worker with Iris and has a passion for supporting individuals and families coping with illness. She has a decade of oncology experience bringing curiosity, creativity, and compassion to her clinical work. She partners with individuals and families to draw on strengths, help build resilience, and offer support during times of transition, loss, and uncertainty. Phoebe has a background in social work and public health and previously worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA with the Young Adult Program, and Providence Cancer Institute in Portland, OR in oncology palliative care. She has her Oncology Social Work-Certification (OSW-C) and Advanced Palliative and Hospice Social Work-Certification (APHSW-C).


Bethany Hart
Peer Mentor
Iris Oncology

Bethany Hart is a six-year survivor of small cell cervical cancer. Knowing the importance of having support from people who ‘get it’ with cancer, she joined Iris Oncology as a Peer Mentor. She also runs a nonprofit organization, The HallieStrong Foundation, that sends care packages of fun socks to cancer patients for treatment days, free of charge. The foundation was launched in memory of her daughter, Hallie.