Do You Want to Talk to Someone Who Really Understands?

We survivors need someone to talk to who can help us with the enormous impact chemobrain and cancer has had on our lives. I have been fortunate to know such a person during my five years post treatment and I can tell you, she understands how difficult chemobrain can be.

If you need a knowledgeable, compassionate, human voice who you can work with you on these matters, I recommend that you call Mary Wieneke, Ph.D..

You can leave her a voice mail message at 206-525-5573 and she will call you back to set up an appointment.  Her email is  The two of you will discuss fees for her services.

Professional Profile

Dr. Mary Wieneke

Clinical Psychologist, Professor and Researcher

Summary of Education and Relevant Experience

B.S., Skidmore College; M.S., Russell Sage College; Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University.
Mary Wieneke is a clinical psychologist, professor and researcher, with a prior master’s degree in nursing. She has worked in hospital, public health and community mental health settings. Adjunct faculty at CSPP/Alliant since 1994, she has taught a variety of courses, supervises dissertations and provides clinical supervision. Funded research activities include long-term neuropsychological effects of adjuvant chemotherapy on cognitive functioning in women with breast cancer. Wieneke maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Berkeley and Seattle with treatment issues including depression/anxiety, trauma survivors, sexuality/gender issues, multicultural diversity, medical issues — chronic illness and cancer, relationship and lifespan transitions.

Selected Publications

Wieneke, M.H., Tripathy, D., Rugo, H., Meyers, T.E., Matthews, A., & Brody, J. (2002) “Neurocognitive response to breast cancer and chemotherapy: A prospective view.” California Research Breast Cancer Symposium, Proceedings, 42-43.

Selected Presentations

Wieneke, M.H. (2002) “Neurocognitive response to breast cancer and chemotherapy: A prospective view.” Symposium of the University of California Breast Cancer Research Program, Oakland, CA, March.

Awards and Recognition

New Investigator Award, Breast Cancer Research Program – University of California: Long-term Neurocognitive Effects of Adjuvant Breast Cancer Treatment, 1995


Principal Investigator, Breast Cancer Chemotherapy: Does It Impair Cognitive Functioning?, Breast Cancer Research Program, University of California (1KB-0071), 1995-1999