Dr. Pignatiello received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England in 2013 and completed his predoctoral internship at Girard Medical Center, which is part of the Chestnut Hill College Predoctoral Internship Consortium in Philadelphia. Here, he received extensive training working with psychosis, schizophrenia, and suicidality as part of his primary rotations on the acute and extended acute psychiatric inpatient units. In 2015, Dr. Pignatiello completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology. He has received focused training on eating disorders, compulsions, addictions, dissociative spectrum disorders, and personality disorders.
Dr. Pignatiello’s clinical work is grounded in object relations and interpersonal psychoanalysis. He provides psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy to primarily adults and seniors dealing with trauma, issues of personality, dissociation, disordered eating, and substance use as well as existential and spiritual concerns. He is interested in theory construction and interpretation, the application of psychodynamic thought for working with dissociation and disorders of symbolic processing, the use of language and symbols in meaning making, and student training.
Dr. Pignatiello is the Director and Assessment Supervisor of the Antioch University New England Psychological Services Center (PSC).