A dialogue becomes Connect-Talk® when it fulfills the Needs God placed in human nature.  In fact, as the late Fulton Sheen stated:  "It takes three to get married."  True Connect-Talk® is triadic.​​

Let us help you explore how, from both a Christian & a scientific  perspective.

Dr. Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco

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​​​​Welcome to

Jesus-Centered Schema Therapy Institute®, a div. of

Connect-Talk®, LLC,

A Full-Service Marriage & Family Therapy Center

See our full website re. our Institute at:

connect-talk.com (click)


Jesus-Centered Schema Therapy® is based on the cutting edge therapy development called Schema Therapy.  It is grounded on the Model of Jesus Christ as the perfect example of  a spiritually and psychologically healthy human being.   

The comprehensive conceptualization that Schema Therapy involves in its approach to marriage and personal issues is its keynote that directs the intervention by the therapist.  This conceptualization is aimed at the precise unmet needs of the client or couple. 

Dr. Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco with over 20 years in this specialty, and an internationally certified Schema Therapy Trainer, brings clients Schema Therapy Made Simpleand grounds it with Biblical truths, examples, and a prayerful experience.  She  elucidates a set of Biblical principles of relating called "Connect-Talk®" and states:  "Ultimately there is no Connect-Talk® without a connection with Jesus, the Ultimate Connector, the energy source behind every act of love!  And without love, "I am simply a gong booming or a cymbal clashing".  (1 Cor. 13:1)

This innovative counseling service  is based on a Christo-centric anthropology (concept) of the human being.  This means that the concept of who you are as a human being and your Needs and Rights, are based on your human nature as made in the image and likeness of God.  

Curiously this allows for a level of connection on this very basis, namely the mutual respect of non-negotiable human Needs.  

Connect-Talk® and  Jesus-Centered Schema Therapy® also involve offsetting Early Maladaptive Schemas and Modes (see works of Dr. Jeffrey Young and others in the area of Schema Therapy.)  This offset takes on special characteristics that target unmet Needs with gentleness.  It unlocks potential for significant restoration of relationships, including marriage, family, professional associations and business.  We can also see how Jesus handled different types of people which can help you with all of the differences between you and those you love.  


Learn how your needs are both non-negotiable, and universal to all human beings.  This means you and the one you clash with can meet on the same agenda, once you get to that level!  Come find out how to tell the difference between a Need versus a Want, and you'll be bound to learn a whole new perspective.