Psychologist and Therapist in Goleta, California Ronald Pilato, Psychologist

License: PsyD

Provider Gender: Male

Ages Served: 22-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Psychologist and Therapist in Goleta, California Ronald Pilato, PsyD

Ronald Pilato, PsyD

Dr. Ron Pilato is a Psychologist who has been practicing since 2003. Following his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and Master’s degree from the California Institute for Integral Studies, he graduated from the Wright Institute with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Ron believes in mindfulness-based, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal neurobiology, psychodynamic, and stress reduction approaches. He enjoys exploring personal agency and sources of often unseen strengths including human diversity, spiritual and religious practices and beliefs, and the prevention and treatment of burnout. 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 cultivates special interests working with members of LGBTQ+ and marginalized communities. In his spare time, Ron enjoys long hikes in nature, practicing meditation and spending time with his family, which includes two cats, Tina and Tiger.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BC)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Magellan
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Sana Benefits
  • Santa Barbara Select IPA (SBSIPA)


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Mindfulness


  • LGBTQ+


  • English
  • Italian



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Ronald Pilato. You can also call 562-431-8822 to have someone assist you.

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