About ICCD

ICCD Staff

Lorraine Ruocco, Psy.D.

Counseling
Dr. Ruocco obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies from Assumption College, and her master’s degree and doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from William James College. She completed an APA-accredited Internship at Wediko Children’s Services, where she provided individual therapy and psychological assessment in the school setting. Dr. Ruocco remained at Wediko Children’s Services to complete her post-doctoral training, specifically providing school based individual therapy and consultation services, as well as conducting psycho-educational assessments and comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. Much of her work has been focused on providing services to impoverished populations who have experienced a high level of trauma, in addition to a number of developmental, emotional and behavioral challenges. Dr. Ruocco has continued to conduct neuropsychological evaluations to children of all ages at ICCD, under the supervision of Dr. Rafael Castro.

 

Specifically, she provides comprehensive neuropsychological and educational assessment services to children who present with a range of developmental, psychological, emotional and behavioral concerns, as well as learning challenges. Throughout these neuropsychological evaluations, she works to engage families in a supportive and collaborative process in order to help them understand their child’s unique profile from a strengths based perspective, providing them with individualized support and strategies appropriate to their child’s needs. Dr. Ruocco also provides individual therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults at ICCD. She has experience utilizing behavioral approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as trauma informed care frameworks, such as Trauma Play and the ARC model. Dr. Ruocco takes a strengths based perspective in individual therapy as well, working collaboratively with clients and their families to create an individualized treatment approach in order to help them develop the necessary skills and strategies they need to feel successful and continue to thrive. In her free time, Dr. Ruocco enjoys running, cooking and spending time with her family.