​Dr. Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco

​"I,  am the Clinical Director & Training Center's certified Trainer.  I am a Licensed Psychologist.   I serve clients of all backgrounds, faith and little or no faith, as well as those of secular cultural persuasion, respecting true diversity.  I provide psychotherapy, education, coaching and consulting.  In addition I write and train other therapists and para-professionals.

I have worked as a Commissioned Corps Officer in the Public Health Service on a native american Indian reservation; as chief psychologist in the Wisconsin Prison system; in rural Mississippi mental health; in the Veterans Administration Hospital of Memphis, TN; for the non-profit as co-founder, Healing International, Inc.; and in private practice (current) for 27 years."

about jesus-centered institute, LLC


jesus-centered INTERNATIONAL training center™

Who We Are

You can find out more about Jesus-Centered Institute, LLC by clicking this link to our main website.  There you can order our Bible-based books, listen to our free podcasts, read articles, and gain more knowledge about our history and who we are.  You will also find an endorsement page for those who have a Catholic background.  We are ecumenical in all our work.  

Our Philosophy

Faith is more than what happens on Sunday mornings. It's a part of who we are, inside and out. At Jesus-Centered Institute, LLC, we believe in sharing the joy of the gospels daily, and living a life that embodies the spirit of Christ.  Jesus is our model of the Healthy Adult mode.  He "re-parents" us and fills in the gaps in the stories of our own lives.  If you were emotionally deprived, He makes sure He spoils you with His gifts of love, care and concern.  If you were without guidance, His loving hand will safely show you the way.  If you are abandoned, He not only will never leave you, He will actually abide in your heart every moment that you allow Him in.  Ultimately, our philosophy is that He is the most perfect Healer, from Whom all healing flows!

May God bless you as you pray for your training path!

Upcoming Events

Certification Application of our training programs in progress from the International Society of Schema Therapy.

 Presentations & trainings by Dr. Simeone-DiFrancesco at:

 Catholic Psychotherapy Association Conference

April 30 - May 2, 2020, Phoenix, AZ

 "Connect-Talk:  A Schema Therapy for          Organizational & Professional Development.  Overcoming Division, Judgment, Rejection in Our Own Lives and Lives of Our Associates, Colleagues and Clients."


International Society of Schema Therapy Conference:  Inspire 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark

May 28 - 30, 2020

"Difficult Couples Cases in Schema Therapy, plus Schema Therapy Couples Intensive"

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"Forensic Psychotherapy, Model Development, Schizophrenia and Schema Therapy"