Iris Oncology
Navigating Emotions

On-Demand Event – Real Talk on Facing Your Feelings

Availability: Register now to access the on-demand recording

Duration: 30 minutes

Presenter: Phoebe Souza, MSW, LCSW, MPH, OSW-C, APHSW-C, Social Worker Team Lead

Bethany Hart, Iris Peer Mentor


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

Join our on-demand event presented by 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.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions via chat during the virtual event.

About Phoebe

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).

About Bethany

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.