Board of Directors

Pia Marinangeli, PhD, LCSW, CASAC

Pajama Program Secretary | Psychotherapist

Pia Marinangeli, PhD, LCSW, CASAC received her Master’s degree in Social Work in 1990 and her PhD in Clinical Social Work in 2005, both from New York University. Dr. Marinangeli is also a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor and has devoted her professional career to assisting those who are suffering from addictions.
Her dissertation research was a comparison of substance abuse patterns between men who were sexually abused as children and those who were not.

Pia has a private practice in psychotherapy since 1991, and her specialties include substance use disorders, sexual abuse, trauma, eating disorders/food addictions, anxiety, depression, adolescents and young adults. She is trained psycho-dynamically and uses various modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), interpersonal therapy and EMDR and sensorimotor psychotherapy to help her clients. She is also Director of Communications for Realization Center, Inc, one of the largest and oldest private outpatient chemical dependency treatment programs in NYC. She has been an adjunct professor at NYU and has presented various workshops and trainings about addiction treatment.