The Cancer Support Community and St. Joseph Mercy Health System are proud partners in providing free counseling services to all St. Joe’s and St. Mary’s Cancer Center patients and families.


Services offered by our oncology counselors include adjustment to illness counseling, depression and anxiety screening, relaxation strategies to reduce anxiety during difficult and painful procedures, and more. Counseling sessions are offered free of charge; neither patients/loved ones or their insurance will be billed for this service.


If you are a St. Joe’s or St. Mary’s Cancer Center patient or loved one and are interested in scheduling an initial free counseling session, please call Lindsay Passmore at 734-712-2928.


With a master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Michigan, Lindsay was drawn to oncology care by her own family’s experiences and her inspiring master’s level field practicum at Karmanos Cancer Institute. Lindsay entered the field of social work as a result of her 10-year experience working with patients and families at the end of life as a hospice volunteer. Prior to accepting her position at SJMHS in partnership with the Cancer Support Community, she served as a home hospice social worker. In addition to her interests in hospice and oncology, Lindsay was trained at the U-M Ambulatory Psychiatry Clinic in counseling methods. Before transitioning to social work, she worked as an educator and marketing and public relations consultant in the fields of education and human potential.


Saniyah graduated from Madonna University with a bachelor’s in Psychology. She pursued a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Michigan. For the past decade, Saniyah has been working with adolescents, adults, and families in various treatment settings including private practice, community, and residential. She is thrilled to serve as an Oncology Counselor with Cancer Support Community and St. Joseph Mercy Health System. She is based out of St. Mary Mercy Livonia Cancer Center and serves patients and loved ones from all St. Joe’s and St. Mary’s Cancer Center locations.