Monica Pignotti

Dr. Monica Pignotti dropped out of college to join the Church of Scientology. She rose to the highest levels of Scientology “processing” including the notorious “OT3” which teaches that Earth was used by the galactic warlord “Xenu” to murder alien spirits by imprisoning them in volcanoes and then dropping hydrogen bombs on the volcanoes. Yes, it sounds like a bad science fiction movie!


While in Scientology, Pignotti became romantically involved with Quentin Hubbard, son of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.


Pignotti tired of Scientology and became a practitioner of “Thought Field Therapy” which is an unproven technique developed by Roger Callahan. “Thought Field Therapy” has a more advanced level called “Voice Technology” where conditions are diagnosed over the phone. The “cures” consist of tapping the body in various proprietary ways.


To her credit, Pignotti has earned a Ph.D. in social work from Florida State University, but her actual practice-working with patients or clients-has been quite limited (it would seem she abandoned any kind of practice when she stopped doing “Thought Field Therapy”). Instead, she sees herself as  a “professional critic” and spends most of her time attacking others.


I have never met Dr. Pignotti. I have invited her to to my clinic to observe my work, and she has not accepted my invitation. Instead, she prefers to attack me on the Internet. 


Dr. Pignotti has been associated with the “Advocates for Children in Therapy Group” in Colorado as well as Charly D. Miller of Nebraska.


Since 2009, Dr. Pignotti has been talking about a book she has written that is full of accounts of her expertise. As of early 2014, that book had yet to appear. 

(c) 2014 Dr. Ronald Federici