Hello! I’m Daria Cooper, a licensed Psychotherapist based in Chicago, IL, here to accompany you on this crazy journey we call life.
For many years, I have been providing various therapeutic services to individuals dealing with challenging life experiences. Much of this experience derived from my service as a Volunteer Therapist for 7.5 years at Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. I have particular skill in the areas of trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, sexual abuse, grief, relationships, and general life transitions.
I aim to provide a safe non-judgmental atmosphere for my clients to fully express themselves. My natural warmth, compassion, humor, and authentic curiosity make this possible. I remain actively involved in the therapeutic process, and use a direct approach in my communications with clients.
In my practice, the client / therapist relationship is paramount. So let's connect and together determine if we are a good fit.
By way of education, I received my undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and a Master's in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I also completed a post-graduate Trauma Consultation Training Program facilitated by Womencare Counseling & Training Center in Evanston, IL. I have additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.
In my free time, I enjoy live music, comedy, walking along the lakefront (second best to the ocean), reading, traveling, and spending time with family, close friends, and Kiva, my kitty.