Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety

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Dr. DichiaraChristina DiChiara, Psy.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow 
Psy.D., 2012
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Christina DiChiara, Psy.D. is a Postdoctoral Fellow 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 clinical internship at the Hudson Valley VA.  At the CTSA, Dr. DiChiara current coordiantes a treatment study for adults with OCD.  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.