Dr. Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco (She/Her)

Psychologist, PhD
 therapist: Dr. Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco,
Online in Virginia, Wisconsin
Bottom line, I really care. I continually update my psychotherapy tools, and I have learned a cutting edge psychotherapy called Schema Therapy. It has transformed my practice of 33 years. It makes a huge difference when your clinician understands and conceptualizes what's going on and why, and especially can make sense of it to you. Whether it is individual or couples therapy, people have cycles they get into, and get trapped by. You can trace things to unmet needs that happen in the prime developmental stages of life, and traumas that get overlaid on these. This empathic and gentle understanding of yourself and your partner/spouse gives you the leverage to "float above" the typical everyday triggers and learn new coping skills. We can ally together, and not just talk about it, but experience new interactions that may surprise you, and you never thought possible. It is a great joy for me to share this with you and see you get happy! No greater high than that!

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult
Demographic Expertise: Christian, Men, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Christian
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused (EFT)
  • Gestalt
  • Multicultural
  • Somatic
Approach Description: Empathic, warm, humorous & with focus on the therapeutic relationship.

Education & Credentials

Dr. Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco PhD
  • Female
  • License # WI: 1623-57 VA: 0810005129
  • Licensed in Wisconsin and Virginia
  • Practicing Since 1990
Education: Double BA in Philosophy & Religious Studies; M.A. in Psychology in Education; M.Ed. in Psychological Counseling & Rehabilitation; and Phd in Counseling Psychology; many certifications post doctorate.


  • Average Session Fee Fee is $315 for 45 to 50 min. session.; $175 is lowest fee reduction (read on). (Couples therapy involves longer sessions, $420 for an hour.) Billing is in 15 min. increments. Potential clients may submit for a reduction in fees with a financial disclosure request form to determine eligibility. Lowest fee is $175.
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • Persons may submit a Financial Disclosure Form requesting a fee reduction based on hardship. Clients who are unsupported students, retired on a fixed income, or are working with less than $3,000 net monthly savings, AND/OR are experiencing "some" to "significant" levels of financial stress that contribute to their therapeutic issues may apply. Assets and savings are included in the disclosure. The discount ranges in percentage off of the current fee schedule.
  • Out of Network
  • Superbill receipt you can submit yourself; I am not 3rd party to insurance; you can use HSA accounts for most services.

Dr. Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available Online for residents of Virginia, Wisconsin
  • Online Therapy Details: Doxy.me
Dr. Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco Practice Description
I am a generalist psychologist, meaning I treating many different diagnoses and situations. However, I specialize in relationships and trauma. As you can see from my practice website, I treat many Christians, however, I also treat persons from all walks of life, beliefs and no special creed or belief. I practice multi-culturally, and I, in fact, teach multi-cultural dialog. This is part of Connect-Talk, a special type of skill set that allows one to connect with others, even those they disagree with. As you can imagine, it has a great set of tools for marriages too! I also have a background in EMDR/trauma treatment, EFT, and Gottman Therapy. (I am not affiliated with the Gottman Institute, but am independent.) I attained Level 2 certification in it and use many of its concepts and tools even within the Schema Therapy framework. As a Schema Therapist I have Advanced &Trainer International certifications from the International Society of Schema Therapy, and I train other therapists as well. For those who would like to place their treatment on a Christian base, I am happy to incorporate that into your treatment plan at your request with a Jesus-Centered approach. I am very thorough, and I give my clients 5 or 6 hours of inventories to fill out that help us understand many details and bring them all together into comprehension and goal directedness. There are also some specialized things I do, like the treatment of Tics (and Tourettes); addressing affairs; trauma work; ADHD evaluations, and such. I like to treat many issues in the context of couples work, though not always. I find that it can bring further healing and support.

Practice Overview

Available online
34 Years Experience
Couple, Family, Individual

Office Hours

10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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