Dr. Joseph Cilona is a licensed clinical psychologist, personal coach, author and nationally recognized psychology expert based in Manhattan. Dr. Cilona is one of Dr. Oz’s thought leaders in health on the The Oz Blog, and his sought after expert advice and commentary on psychology, pop culture, current events, and the latest research appears regularly in over 200 national and international print and online media including:

[learn_more caption=”Full Bio”] Dr. Cilona’s formal education and training include a doctorate in clinical psychology from Argosy University in Chicago and an additional graduate degree in medical science from Boston University. With this background, Dr. Cilona provides unique and holistic insight stemming from both psychological and biomedical perspectives. He has extensive experience working in diverse settings as a clinician, consultant and program developer.

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. [/learn_more]


  • 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.).