Experience

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

About the Practice

Angela Bisignano, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, serving the Palos Verdes Peninsula and south bay beach cities. According to the American Psychological Association the science of psychology is the study of the human brain and its functions. Our brain is so vital and precious to our existence that without it no other system in the body can survive. Our brains are continuously making new connections and being rewired with neural circuitry. When we change our thought processes, behavior and feelings we are actually altering the neural chemistry in our brains.

Dr. Bisignano uses a comprehensive approach in her practice, assessment and treatment, drawing on the fields of psychology, neurobiology, attachment theory, and spirituality. She believes the mind, body and spirit are interconnected; when we are out of balance in one area it potentially affects all the other areas. Her aim in her work is to promote health, healing, and optimal wellbeing in her clients.

Our mental health and wellbeing are vital to a fulfilling and meaningful life. When our mental health is compromised, stressed or we are suffering, almost every other area of our wellbeing is affected, including our physical bodies, relationships and spiritual nature. Dr. Bisignano believes anyone can live a meaningful and fulfilling life if they choose to. Sometimes it involves a compassionate person coming alongside to help guide you in the process.

Approach to Treatment

Dr. Bisignano’s approach in her practice and treatment integrates the best evidence-based research, clinical experience and knowledge with the client’s personality, value system, and issues presented.

Dr. Bisignano takes a collaborative approach with her clients, understanding that each person’s life story, experience and emotional landscape is unique. Dr. Bisignano believes optimal mental health and wellbeing is achieved in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment.

Common Conditions Treated

Considerable changes in mood, anxiety, and energy level as well as difficulties with distressing thoughts, lack of focus, sleep disturbance, appetite, and concentration are common issues that might lead someone to seek mental health treatment. Relationships that are causing distress, heartache and pain are other reasons to seek help. Although many forms of psychological care exist, Dr. Bisignano’s specialties include: relationships, anxiety and depression.

Relationships

  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Couples who are dating
  • Couples in committed relationships
  • Premarital couples
  • Marriage therapy
  • Marriage enrichment

Anxiety and Stress

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorder

Depression

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Psychological care during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Psychological care during periods of hormonal transition

Dr. Bisignano’s aim as a psychologist is to help you live your best life. She does this in a multitude of ways; helping her clients process difficult thoughts and feelings, teaching skills and strategies, providing effective ways for engaging and communicating, promoting deeper emotional connection and conversations, and encouraging you to be your best self. Together with her clients, Dr. Bisignano strives to help people live meaningful and fulfilling lives.

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