Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety

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Faculty and Staff

Clinical Staff Bios

Christina DiChiara, Psy.D.Christina DiChiara, Psy.D.
Clinical Faculty
Psy.D., 2012
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 
cdichi@mail.med.upenn.edu

Christina DiChiara, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and serves as a clinical faculty member at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. DiChiara received her bachelor’s degree from Villanova University.  She received a master’s degree in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology as well as her master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. DiChiara joined the CTSA in 2012 after the completion of her APA-accredited clinical internship at the Hudson Valley VA.  She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the CTSA, under the mentorship of Dr. Edna Foa.  At the CTSA, Dr. DiChiara currently coordiantes a treatment study for adults with OCD.  Dr. DiChiara additionally acts as media coordinator at the CTSA, coordinates the volunteer program, provides evidence-based therapy, and supervisees doctoral students and psychiatry residents.  Clinically, Dr. DiChiara specializes in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD, Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD, and cognitive-behavioral treatment for social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety.