Ronald Pilato, PsyD

Ronald Pilato, PsyD


Dr. Ron Pilato works with individuals, couples, and families. He has extensive experience engaging with people experiencing grief and loss, interpersonal stressors, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Dr. Pilato cultivates a special interest working with members of the LGBTQI+ and marginalized communities. He utilizes mindfulness-based, cognitive-behavioral, systems and psychodynamic interventions, exploring client personal agency and sources of often unseen strengths. He is deeply dedicated to helping people live full, authentic, engaged lives, assisting them in revealing meaning, purpose, and direction through life’s navigations and challenges.

Dr. Pilato served as Director of Continuing Education and President-elect of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association, and most recently as Director of Training and Clinical Supervisor at The Community Health Awareness Clinic (CHAC) in Mountain View, California. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute (APA Accredited) and his Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of California in 2003, Dr. Pilato has more than 25 years of clinical, research, and teaching experience, with interests in human diversity, mind-body medicine, interpersonal neurobiology, spiritual and religious practices and beliefs, and the prevention and treatment of burnout. Further, he is certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Brown University School of Public Health and has been teaching the MBSR program for the past 10 years.