WomanCare Offers Emotional Healing
Director Rocco Domanico, Ph.D. was born and raised in Chicago. Dr. Domanico attended Loyola University of Chicago where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Dr. Domanico continued his studies in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University where he received his Master of Arts degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He has been professionally licensed in Illinois since 1995 and has been a member of the American Psychological Association since 1986.Dr. Domanico completed a 2-year post-doctoral Psychology Fellowship in the Division of Psychiatry at Cook County Hospital. He currently is a Senior Attending Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at John Stroger Hospital.
Philosophy of Practice: It is my strong belief that each of us has an innate drive to continue to grow and better ourselves throughout life. Unfortunately, life events, fear of change, unhealthy relationships and psychological maladies interfere with our journey. In order to assist clients, I actively participate in the treatment and provide individuals with the support, tools and gentle challenges required to assist in attaining a better quality of life and psychological well-being. Emotions are healthy experiences that all women share.
LCSW-Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Chelsea Domanico earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and her Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago. Chelsea utilizes an integrative, systemic approach individualized for each client. She sees value in exploring the impact one’s environment and subsystems have on an individual’s behavior and mental wellness. Chelsea applies a strengths-based practice and incorporates mindfulness, behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. Chelsea works to provide an engaging, warm, and safe space in which she empowers individuals to enhance their strengths, interests, and means.
Chelsea has experience working with a diverse population of individuals. She has spent many years working with adolescents and families, and her areas of focus include: problem sexual behavior in youth, delinquent/high-risk behavior in youth, trauma, anger, anxiety, depression, parenting, self-esteem, life transitions, gender and sexual identity, relational/family problems, and communication. Chelsea specializes in trauma work and is formally trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for youth, as well as other trauma informed approaches.