Darcee Cooper BSW, MSW, RSW
My own life journey has deeply shaped how I relate as a counsellor. I know first hand how finding the right counsellor is key and that the relationship itself is an important factor in healing.
I relate to my clients on a human level knowing there is no ‘perfect’ person and I bring my authentic self into the office with clients. I am also known to bring a sense of humour into my work and I tend to laugh at myself and humanity often.
Outside of my private practice I work part-time in healthcare. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, I have two small dogs who I adore and when able I get out in nature to refuel and recharge. I am a science fiction/superhero fan and get lost in a great movie or tv series marathon. I also dabble in abstract painting which has been a great stress release over the years.
Education & Training
Degrees & Diplomas
2007 Master’s of Social Work Degree Dalhousie University Nova Scotia
2002 Bachelor’s of Social Work Degree University of Victoria Victoria
1999 Community Social Service Worker Diploma Douglas College - New Westminster
2021 EMDR – Basic Training 1 & 2 Certificate Marshall Lewinsky, Burnaby
2003 Child Sexual Abuse Intervention Certificate Program The Justice Institute of British Columbia
“ONCE YOU DO AWAY WITH THE IDEA OF PEOPLE AS FIXED, STATIC ENTITIES, THEN YOU SEE THAT PEOPLE CAN CHANGE, AND THERE IS HOPE”.
GERIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER
Langley, White Rock, Delta (2017-Present)
I currently work part-time in Older Adult Mental Health specializing in elders with substance use issues (2022-current)
I’ve worked as a Specialized Seniors Clinic Outreach Social Worker (2017-2021)
INTENSIVE CARE, CRITICAL CARE & CARDIAC CARE SOCIAL WORKER
Surrey Memorial Hospital (2008-2012; 2014-2017)
I worked in an ICU and High Acuity Unit as a social worker for a combined 7 years. I was a cardiac social worker for 1 year.
COMMUNITY PALLIATIVE CARE SOCIAL WORKER
Surrey Community (2012-2014)
I had an opportunity to take a temporary position for 18 months in the Surrey community working in client homes and in hospice.
HOSPITAL SOCIAL WORKER
Langley Memorial Hospital &
Surrey Memorial Hospital (2006-2008)
I worked in Acute Care, Convalescent Care, Renal Care, Positive Health Clinic and Family Birthing Units
Non-Profit Agency (2002-2006)
I completed my Bachelor’s Degree placement at Alouette Addictions in Maple Ridge, BC and was hired upon my graduation as an addictions counsellor.