Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager, S&C

Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager, S&C Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, ACE, MA, returns to SHAREing & CAREing in January 2016 as Program Manager. She brings over 20 years of experience helping others as a therapist, teacher, and program director. Merryl takes a holistic point of view, integrating her expertise as a licensed clinical social worker, art therapist, certified holistic health coach, writer and personal trainer to provide support to individuals newly diagnosed, in active treatment, survivors, caregivers, and families and friends.

Providing Continuity, Comfort, Creativity & Community Through Our Telemental Health Service

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we have experienced an increased demand for professional mental health support services, including our individual and group counseling. To meet this demand, we have increased our provision of individual and group telemental health services. We have also been offering an additional weekly support group, at the request of—and to [...]

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How To Do A Testicular Cancer Self-Exam

Did you know April is Testicular Cancer Awareness month? In honor, we thought we’d go over what testicular cancer is, the symptoms and how to do a self-exam. At many of our school cancer education outreaches , we are sometimes approached privately by young men who are concerned with some aspect of their genitalia. Something [...]

Spring Holiday Greetings

To Our SHAREing and CAREing Community, This has been a strange spring. The current health crisis is changing our lives. There are many times when we New Yorkers have been proud of our reputation as the “center of the world.” Now we are at the center of a global pandemic. We are New York tough, but we [...]

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The World Feels Pretty Scary Right Now…

The world feels pretty scary right now. I hope you are all staying safe and hanging in there.  We are all in this together, even if we aren’t physically together. One of the best ways to reduce fear is to manage our risk. Right now that means isolation for many of us. Being a cancer [...]

Healthy Living/Wellness Workshop: Gentle Yoga at “The Big Latch On” Program for World Breastfeeding Week

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst Hospital WIC Program • Frank D. O’Connor Park SHAREing & CAREing Program Manager Merryl Reichbach developed and presented Gentle Yoga at the Big Latch On on August 2, 2019. This is a global event that takes place at registered locations where people come together to breastfeed and offer peer to peer [...]

Our Annual Survivors & Family Wellness Program

Photos courtesy of Lisa Kramer and Rosa Sarmiento. On March 2, 2019 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, SHAREing & CAREing hosted our annual Survivors and Family Wellness program. Over 60 survivors, caregivers, family members and friends came together to celebrate cancer survivorship. Cancer takes so much from us, this event is the opposite of that. [...]

Our 2019 Queens Public Library Programs

We are excited about our wellness programs at various branches of Queens Public Library scheduled for the winter and spring. Take a look at what we have planned so far: Stress Management at Woodside Library (54-22 Skillman Avenue Woodside, NY 11377) on January 8 and February 12 at 1:15 p.m. Chair Yoga & Meditation for [...]

Writing When Your Life Depends On It

Katherine Min is a close friend of our social worker, Merryl since they met working at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire in the early 1990’s. Katherine is a professor and author with incurable breast cancer. She has faced her illness with relentless curiosity, honesty and intelligence. Her latest essay, “Writing When Your Life Depends [...]

Cancer Awareness and Survivor Support Group Breakfast at Abe Stark School, PS 346

We were honored to be asked to provide a program at Abe Stark School and to the close-knit community of Starrett City/Spring Creek Towers. 15 parents and staff members participated on October 31st and they accepted us warmly. There was breakfast and home baked cupcakes. Most of the participants had grown up together, attended school [...]

“Be a Friend to Your Mother” Cancer Education Program at International High School for Health Sciences

On October 22, SHAREing and CAREing conducted cancer education classes at International High School for Health Sciences in Elmhurst, Queens. 132 students and staff attended this program. IHSHS helps new, non-English speaking immigrant students acquire English language skills and develop the determination, compassion and discipline for successful college study in healthcare. Our program includes personal [...]

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