Dr. Cannity graduated with her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. She completed an internship at Denver Health Medical Center, specializing in health psychology and psycho-oncology. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital—Westchester Division, specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
In addition to her clinical work, she is a faculty member at Seton Hall University, as well as a research associate with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She has completed research studies on medical provider communication and treatment of anxiety and depression in medical illness, and she has published articles in Health Psychology and the Journal of Counseling and Clinical Psychology. She is a member of the National Register for Health Service Psychologists and the Society for Behavioral Medicine.