Shari Langer, Psy.D.

Pediatric Psychologist

Dr. Shari Langer joined Life with Cancer’s Child and Adolescent Program in 2020 as a pediatric psychologist following eight years of clinical experience at children’s hospitals in California and the DC metro area. She offers evidence-based assessment and treatment interventions for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and their families primarily during hospitalization. She addresses coping/adjustment to illness, anxiety, depression, psychosocial pain management, behavioral challenges, grief/loss, and other areas of psychological concern that may be present during one’s illness journey. Throughout her career, she has represented psychology on hospital-based palliative care and integrative medicine committees and treatment teams and has presented on various topics in the community and nationally.

Dr. Langer received her doctorate in clinical psychology at Long Island University/CW Post Campus in Brookville, NY. She completed her predoctoral residency in pediatric/child clinical psychology at Franciscan Children’s in Boston, MA and her postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psycho-oncology at CHOC Children’s in Orange, CA. Her clinical interests include adjustment/coping with illness, anxiety and depression, biofeedback, and palliative care. She is dedicated to providing high quality supervision and training for psychology doctoral students and supporting staff resiliency.