Pilar Poal, Ph.D.

Dr. Pilar Poal is a licensed psychologist with a clinical focus on adjustment to medical illness and disability, health psychology, depression, and couples therapy. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been in practice since 1990. After a clinical internship at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Poal worked as a Staff Psychologist at Moss Rehabilitation Hospital. She also has worked as a Psychologist at Southampton Psychiatric Associates and Council for Relationships and has had a private practice in Wayne, PA since 1999.

Dr. Poal joined Magee Rehabilitation in 2014. She is currently the psychologist for Magee’s Neuro Day Rehab Program where she provides individual, couples, and family therapy to Day Hospital patients. She also offers group counseling to help patients make positive adjustments to their health challenges and disabilities and facilitates a coping/discussion group for the MS Healthy Living Program. Dr. Poal presents on psychological issues related to health, illness, and disability for various health and community organizations. A member of the American Psychological Association and of the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists, she is trained in PAIRS and EMDR and is fluent in Spanish.