Psychology Services

Cancer and its treatment can take a tremendous toll on patients’ quality of life.  Our psychologists offer cutting edge, evidence-based, clinical services to strengthen and heal the mind, body and spirit.  We provide treatments, services and workshops to help patients cope with pain, illness and stress and to promote wellness, comfort and healing.

Our psychological services are intended to complement traditional care. Services are intended to help patients manage the rigors of breast cancer, from diagnosis through survivorship. There is no “right” way to cope with breast cancer. Everyone needs to find their own path. We are here to help. All of the psychologists are licensed, fully credentialed and have specialized training with cancer patients and survivors. Services include:

  • Emotional distress management (e.g., anxious and depressed mood)
  • Side-effect management (e.g., pain, nausea, fatigue)
  • Stress management
  • Weight management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Family therapy
  • Couples therapy

Guy H. Montgomery, Ph.D., Director of Psychological Services

Dr. Montgomery is a licensed clinical psychologist and a nationally recognized leader in clinical health psychology as well as clinical hypnosis. Dr. Montgomery has extensive experience in helping breast patients improve their quality of life, from diagnosis through survivorship. He has published over 40 articles focused on breast cancer, and has over 85 peer-reviewed publications in total. Dr. Montgomery is dedicated to helping individuals improve their health and well-being through the use of evidence–based psychotherapeutic interventions. Areas of expertise include side-effect management, anxiety reduction, overcoming phobic responses, and increasing healthy behaviors (smoking cessation, weight management, treatment adherence).

Julie B. Schnur, Ph.D., Co-Director of Psychological Services

Dr. Schnur is a licensed clinical psychologist and an expert in helping breast cancer patients and survivors manage distress associated with cancer and its treatment. She has extensive experience in helping patients adapt to and cope successfully with the challenges of diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and survivorship. In addition, she is committed to delivering psychotherapy in the context of a warm, empathic relationship. She has published numerous papers on breast cancer-related quality of life in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Areas of expertise include adjusting to cancer and its treatment, quality of life during the active treatment phase, coping with survivorship issues, and reducing emotional distress and improving emotional well-being.

Contact Us

Dubin Breast Center
The Mount Sinai Hospital
Klingenstein Pavilion
1176 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10029

For Appointments and Information
Tel: 855-TO-DUBIN (863-8246) or

Breast Imaging
Tel: 212-241-3300 option 1

Breast Pathology
Tel: 212-241-9159

Breast Reconstruction (plastic surgery)
Tel: 212-241-4410

Medical Oncology
Tel: 212-241-3300 option 3

Radiation Oncology
Tel: 212-241-7501

Breast Surgery
Tel: 212-241-3300 option 2

Breast Health Resource Program (psychosocial support)
Tel: 212-987-3063