Dr. DiFranco began his career as a psychologist, working for the Orange School District as their Chief Psychologist and Director of Special Services. During that time, He was part of a group of psychologists who pioneered the implementation of learning disability and other special education programs within the public education system of Northeastern Ohio.
He has taught at the graduate school level at both John Carroll and Cleveland State Universities, and has done numerous workshops, addressed local groups and made several television and radio appearances. He has consulted for several nursing homes working with both geriatric and debilitated populations, and has served as consultant to local police and ﬁre departments. He has testiﬁed in numerous legal trials and hearings, and has offered mitigating psychological insights during the sentencing phase of many court proceedings, successfully inﬂuencing the outcomes.
Dr. DiFranco has been in full time private practice doing individual psychotherapy with adults, children and adolescents for more than 30 Years, and is a certiﬁed mediator, operating in the areas of both divorce and business.
In addition to psychotherapy, Dr. DiFranco has used adjunct treatment protocols which have included hypnotherapy and biofeedback therapy, and has developed original group programs designed to improve conﬁdence and self-esteem in children, combining traditional psychotherapeutic techniques with either the vehicle of his personal martial arts background, or with the dramatic arts.
Dr. DiFranco has recently completed a new self-help book, so look for more information as it becomes available.
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