Dr. Angela Bisignano
Dr. Bisignano is a licensed clinical psychologist, coach and consultant. She has two office locations in Palos Verdes Estates and Manhattan Beach, California. She serves clients from Palos Verdes Peninsula, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu and all parts of California.
Dr. Bisignano’s aim in her practice is to promote wholeness and wellbeing in her clients. She does this by helping people who are anxious, hurting or heartbroken. Dr. Bisignano provides tools and resources to change lives, help people experience hope, and live joyful, productive and fulfilling lives. She believes anyone can get better and live a meaningful life. Dr. Bisignano is passionate about coming alongside of people, helping them to create lives they love. Her job as a psychologist is a calling, something that brings her great joy, excitement and fulfillment.
Dr. Angela Bisignano’s Story
The journey to becoming a psychologist wasn’t clear cut for Dr. Bisignano. She started out studying theater arts and film at the University of California Los Angeles. It was in the drama and film department where she discovered her intrigue and fascination with human behavior and motivation. Dr. Bisignano loved delving into the characters she was portraying, and wondered with deep curiosity what made those characters “tick.” Why do people do what they do? It was this hunger to know that sent her on a quest to better understand just why people think, feel and behave the way that they do.
Education and Training
After graduating from the University of California Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree, Dr. Bisignano continued on with her education. Her love of people and interest in the church paved the way for her getting a master’s degree in Ministry from Pepperdine University. Dr. Bisignano worked in a church counseling center deepening her interest in helping people. Recognizing that she also had a growing fascination for psychology, she embarked on her doctorate. Today she holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University, a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Bisignano is licensed by the state of California, PSY 26894.
Part of her education and training included getting a doctoral level certification in Health Psychology, a specialization integrating biology, biomedical approaches, and health with psychology. Dr. Bisignano completed a health dissertation research project at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Partnering with the Starbright Foundation in Los Angeles, she developed an intervention for dealing with anxiety, stress and fear. Dr. Bisignano’s research has been published in both peer-reviewed and other psychological journals. Her training also includes level I, level II and level III in The Gottman Method, a research-based approach to strengthening relationships. Dr. Bisignano is a certified Gottman therapist.
As an active member of the psychological community Dr. Bisignano has worked in community mental health, hospital, church, crisis and private practice settings.
View her Curriculum Vitae
The healing and recovery process is vital to psychological wellbeing. When our hearts are healed and our lives are free we are ready to go on and embrace all that we can be. This part of wellbeing speaks to the coach in Dr. Bisignano. She loves helping people step into the next phase of life and wellbeing. She loves it so much that she wrote a book about it entitled, Beautifully Gifted. The book is about empowering women in their gifts, talents and calling. Dr. Bisignano speaks and leads workshops on various topics related to the book. In addition, she is the author of numerous journal articles. Dr. Bisignano continues to write for journals and her practice blog.
Being married for twenty-eight years has given Dr. Bisignano great perspective and insight that truly enhances and enlightens her practice. Dr. Bisignano and her husband have raised two sons in the south bay of Los Angeles where they still reside. Their oldest son, Jonathan, is a graduate from the University of Southern California. Their youngest son, David, is currently attending the University of Southern California. Both of their sons are Eagle Scouts.
Being a mother is one of life’s greatest rewards. Dr. Bisignano’s sons continue to teach her what matters most in life. She loves their spirit of adventure, curiosity and sense of wonder. Dr. Bisignano’s boys have taught her to laugh and to not take herself too serious. More than anything they have taught her how to love and the grace of humility. They have taught her about a God who loves each one of us unconditionally and has a plan and purpose for each of our lives.
Dr. Bisignano grew up in Malibu, California. The beach culture resonates with her heart. “I feel a sense of calm near the sea. It brings me peace and a sense of wellbeing. The ocean in some way will always be part of my life.” In Dr. Bisignano’s leisure she loves taking her dogs, “Lucy” and “Eli” out on the trails, walks on the beach, fly fishing, exercising, traveling and having deep conversations with friends. She attends a community church located in the South Bay.
Psychological Affiliations and Memberships
Dr. Bisignano is a member of the American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, Los Angeles County Psychological Association, and a number of psychological divisions. For a complete view please see Professional Affiliations.
Dr. Bisignano is committed to the following core values:
- to love God with all of my heart, soul and mind
- the continual pursuit of excellence
- pursuing social justice, diversity and inclusion
- providing outstanding service to her clients
- ethical and legal responsibility in all that she does
- providing hope and encouragement in relationships, social and regular media