Dr. Judith M. Pilla, PhD, PMHCNS-BC is a licensed and nationally board certified psychotherapist with 20 years experience treating individuals, couples, families and groups.

InJudithBestPhoto addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Pilla provides community education through workshops and seminars. She also offers professional training and consultation for mental health, medical, nursing, social service and legal professionals. Dr. Pilla conducts clinical research in her specialty areas and publishes in the fields of relationship dynamics; improving parent/child connections; and strengths-based education for families.

Professional Credentials

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • National Board Certification – PMHCNS-BC, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Professional License – RN, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


  • PhD – Clinical Social Work, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • MSS – Clinical Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • BSN – Professional Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA and Earlham College, Richmond, IN

Professional Affiliations

  • Parental Alienation Study Group
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Assocation
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing