Dr. Joseph Cilona is a licensed clinical psychologist, executive and personal coach, author, and internationally recognized psychology expert based in Manhattan. Dr. Cilona is one of Dr. Oz’s thought leaders in health on the Dr. Oz Blog, and his sought after expert advice and commentary on psychology, pop culture, current events, and the latest research appears regularly in more than 100 national and international print and online publications.
With advanced degrees in both psychology and medicine, Dr. Cilona provides unique and holistic insight stemming from both psychological and biomedical perspectives. He also 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.
As an author, Dr. Cilona developed inventive psychotherapeutic techniques by integrating the messages of Kahlil Gibran’s 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.
In addition to his work with private clients and the media, Dr. Cilona supports the development of public health systems serving underprivileged youth, individuals and families, as well as the chronically mentally ill. Most recently, Dr. Cilona worked both as a program developer and clinician 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.