Dr. Cilona is a licensed clinical psychologist, personal coach, author, and psychology expert for media and television. Dr. Cilona’s expert advice and commentary on psychology, pop culture, current events, and the latest research appears regularly in over 100 national and international print and online publications. Dr. Cilona is also the expert psychologist on the A&E Network series "Married At First Sight" airing Tuesdays at 9 PM EST. This docu-reality series is based on the Rose d'Or nominated Danish series which features a social experiment exploring a modern twist on arranged marriage.

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    As an author, Dr. Cilona developed inventive psycho-therapeutic techniques by integrating the messages of Kahlil Gibran’s 1923 classic book “The Prophet” into therapy. His own book “The Path: Life Explained in 100 Pages” is based on that work, and features favorite text quotes chosen by diverse notables such as Former President Jimmy Carter, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Dr. Jack Kevorkian and Naomi Campbell.

    Dr. Cilona’s work as a clinical psychologist included psycho-diagnostic and assessment training with the prestigious Isaac Ray Center, which has handled such high-profile cases as John Hinckley after his attempted assassination of former President Reagan. In addition to his work with private clients, Dr. Cilona continues to devote significant professional time to working in the public health system, as he has throughout his career. In that arena, his work directly serves underprivileged youth, individuals and families, as well as the chronically mentally ill. He was active for six years with the Chicago Department of Public Health, and most recently, worked with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services and the New York City Mission Society to develop and implement a pilot program for high-risk inner-city teens and their families in Harlem.


  • New York State Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (1998)
  • Masters in Medical Science (1992)
  • American Psychological Association
  • New York State Psychological Association
  • Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association
  • Board Certified Professional Counselor
  • American Holistic Health Association
  • International Positive Psychology Association
  • Hoffman Process Graduate
  • Organized Wisdom-Expert Curator
  • American Association for Online Psychotherapists
  • International Society for Mental Health Online


Client Specialties:
  • Success-minded urban professionals.
  • Creative artists, entertainers, creative professionals, and creatively-oriented individuals.
  • Law professionals.
  • GLBT.
Issue Specialties:
  • Getting and staying ahead professionally.
  • Breaking long-held relationship patterns and negative habits.
  • Finding and keeping a love relationship.
  • Achieving more balance between professional and personal life.
  • Technology and relationships (Texting, Email, Facebook, etc.).