Shannon la cava

Shannon La Cava

Cancer Support Community Los Angeles, Program Director

Shannon La Cava, PsyD started her role as Program Director with the Cancer Support Community Los Angeles in September 2015. Leading up to her current position, Ms. La Cava joined the American Cancer Society as a volunteer and advocate after caring for a close family member that was diagnosed with cancer. Ms. La Cava's work with Oncology patients and families inspired her continued education. Today, she is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in delivering supportive services to adult, children, and families diagnosed with cancer.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Ms. La Cava incorporates clinical experience with theoretical understanding to offer support, relief, and change to the families she supports. She received her MA in Psychology in 2008 from Pepperdine University and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with clinical externships in the Hematology and Oncology Department of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Department of Family Medicine at UCLA. In 2014, she reported her research on Siblings of Pediatric Cancer Patients at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society's (APOS) convention in a podium presentation. She remains an active member of APOS, American Psychological Association (APA), and California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT).