Francis Chiappa, Ph.D., Horizons’ President, Clinical Psychologist, specializes in family and relationship problems, family adjustment following divorce, group and individual therapy, major mental disorders and divorce/post-divorce mediation. Provides consultation and training in lifespan development, family and couples therapy and divorce issues. Consulting Psychologist at Ohio Means Jobs. Continuing Education Instructor at Cleveland State University and formerly at Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University. Adjunct Psychology Faculty, Cleveland State University from 1984 to 2007. Click here for my resume.
Francis Chiappa, PhD
This group is open to adults of any age, who have mild to moderate difficulty with various aspects of communication and social interaction. This might include people towards the milder end of the autism spectrum, social phobias, and social difficulties related to major mental disorders.
Group will begin in Fall 2017. Currently recruiting members. Size will be approximately 6 members. The group will be ongoing, not time-limited.
- improving social skills
- listening and being heard
- voicing thoughts and feelings calmly and clearly
- engaging in the rhythm and flow of conversation
- expressing frustration and anger more effectively
- appreciating the perspectives of other group members
- addressing social stigma related to communication difficulties
Meetings: Wednesday mornings, twice per month, from 10:10 -11:40 am
Fee: $50/session, insurance panel rates accepted, any co-pay due at time of session