Kimarie Knowles is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose area of expertise is in cancer and bereavement support. She has worked in the field of psycho-oncology for 15 years and has extensive clinical understanding of the needs of patients and caregivers throughout the disease continuum, from initial diagnosis, through treatment, to end of life, survivorship, recurrence, chronic illness, and bereavement. Kimarie has worked with patients and families in a variety of ways, including individually in one-to-one therapy, couples or family therapy, and group work.
Kimarie has advanced training certificates in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, complicated grief therapy, and meaning-centered psychotherapy.
Kimarie has published academic papers and presented on topics such as coping with chronic cancer, survivor guilt in cancer survivorship, coping with the fear of recurrence, and grief, loss and bereavement. She has a passion for helping patients and families as they navigate the challenges of illness, loss, and survivorship.
Authored Publications & Journal Articles
- Knowles, K. (May/June 2020). Lung Cancer Survivorship. Coping Magazine.
- Knowles, K. (2016, April 19). Young adults: Coping with life after cancer. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Blog.
- Knowles, K. (2015). I survived cancer. Why do I feel so guilty? Coping Magazine, Sept/Oct 2015, 69.
- Glaser, S., Knowles, K., Damaskos, P. (2019). Survivor guilt in cancer survivorship. Social Work in Health Care, 58(8), 764-775, DOI: 10.1080/00981389.2019.1640337
- Boerger-Knowles, K., Ridley, T. (2014) Chronic Cancer: Counseling the Individual, Social Work in Health Care, 53(1), 11-30, DOI: 10.1080/00981389.2013.840355