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.
Clinical Psychologist, works with children, adolescents, adults and families. Experienced with issues related to mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders, parent support, relationship issues, life stage transitions, and a wide variety of childhood behavioral and emotional difficulties.
Clinical Social Worker – primarily children and adolescents using cognitive behavioral and family therapy models of treatment. Parents are substantially involved in the treatment as a way to understand concerns they may have about their child and increase parental effectiveness. Some issues include: ADHD and disruptive behaviors; anxiety and depression concerns; high functioning autism and social skills deficits; family conflicts; adjustment problems and stressful life events. Over 30 years experience working in a variety of settings serving children, adolescents and their families.
Supervised by Paul Becker, PhD, I see adults, individual or couples. I have had experience working with people dealing with situational stress, life or work-related stress, catastrophic illness, present-day problems following childhood trauma, adult trauma, couples experiencing developmental stress or specific incidents in their marriage, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, life changes. I believe that each challenge presents an opportunity (welcome or not) to grow and to come through the situation better. As we work to bring into conscious awareness the underlying forces and patterns that have shaped and influenced you, you can move past old places to claim and express present day gifts. Increased self-esteem, confidence and openness usually occur as one moves through this process.
Author of many articles about dissociation, hypnosis, the unconscious mind and recovery from abuse.
440-845-9011 x. 106 or email.