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DFM Wellness Alliance

DFM Wellness Alliance

DFM Wellness Alliance is owned and managed by Domonique F. McCord, A.M., LCSW. Founded in 2010 with over 10 years experience in providing clinical services in nonprofit settings, Domonique embarked of journey to holistically build individual and community capacity.

Domonique F. McCord

For the last fifteen years Domonique F. McCord has created space for mental health and healing through
her continued work in therapy and wellness. Driven by her passion to help others realize their own
potential, Domonique believes that partnerships can build bridges and offer healing for mind, body, and
spirit. And as a licensed clinical social worker, she understands the interconnectedness of individuals
communities and society at large.

Currently, Domonique Services as the Chief Program Officer for the Metropolitan Peace Initiatives (MPI),
a division of Metropolitan Family Services. The mission of MPI is coordinate, support and sustain a cross-
agency infrastructure made up of local community-based and citywide organizations that deliver a
comprehensive set of services to heal communities at the highest risk for violence. She enacts
programing that promotes healing and capacity building. She has adopted a lifelong commitment to
engage in practices that improve her ability to be a responsive leader: (which involves) active listening,
showing empathy, and displaying creativity. From a trauma informed lens, she approaches CVI
(Community Violence Intervention) program development with an understanding of the impact that
adverse experiences have on individuals and communities. As Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she works
with the most vulnerable populations, and understands that a safe and trauma-informed environment is
critical to promoting healing.

Thirteen years ago, Domonique utilized her experiences in providing clinical services for nonprofit
settings to found DFM Wellness Alliance, an organization dedicated to holistically building individual and
community capacity. The DFM Wellness Alliance mission involves using therapy to help clients find
balance within stressful, ever-changing lives and develop skills for professional and personal growth.
Through the DFM Wellness Alliance Domonique offers an array of mental health services to individuals,
couples, families, and people all ages.

Along with three other clinicians, Domonique cultivates multidisciplinary practices and creates treatment
for issues such as: marital conflicts, parent-child conflicts, mood, and behavioral disorders, ADD, autism
and PTSD. Furthermore, Domonique counsels clients using individually tailored, and solution-focused
techniques to identify their own strengths and offer more personal therapeutic services. With each of
her clients Domonique commits herself to developing holistic, practical skills and solving life’s problems
through a systemic perspective. This approach involves partnering with each client and understanding
the role reactions and interactions may play in their lives.

Before founding DFM Wellness Alliance, Domonique held a number of leadership positions in education
at the high school and collegiate levels. She worked as a Coordinated School Health Specialist for Chicago
Public Schools and served as both Director of Community Programs and as an Affiliate Therapist for the
Family Institute at Northwestern University. In the past she was a Master Practitioner for the University
of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and an adjunct instructor for Dominican, Loyola, and
Northeastern Illinois Universities.

Currently Domonique is pursuing a Doctorate of Social Work at The University of Southern California.
Domonique has a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University and a Master’s of Social Service
Administration from the University of Chicago. She is also a certified Trauma Professional specializing in
EMDR.

Domonique McCord

“Committed to helping you achieve a greater sense of well-being”.