Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP
Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP is a board certified clinical health psychologist who has worked with women with cancer, oncology health care teams and the cancer advocacy community for over 25 years. She routinely provides care to women across the life span with early and advanced breast, gynecologic and other cancer diagnoses as well as women at “high risk” for cancer and their caregivers.
Dr. Coons brings her longstanding professional work with women with cancer, her personal journey with breast cancer and her motivational style to her engaging presentations. She is a dynamic speaker known for her interactive presentations to diverse local, national and international audiences of healthcare providers and women with cancer. A highly experienced content expert on psychosocial oncology for print and online media, Dr. Coons also consults on psychosocial oncology care and patient resources as a member of LBBC’s Medical Advisory Board, and served on the advisory committee for an advanced breast cancer survey for Novartis’ oncology division as well as the Institute of Medicine panel on services needs for women with breast cancer. Dr. Coons is the president and clinical director of Health Psychology Solutions, in Denver and Boulder, Colorado, and is a faculty member in the department of psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.