Recreation Therapy Team


Danielle Barrett


Danielle became a Recreation Therapist as a result of her passion for working with people and supporting them to reach their goals through the use of recreation and play. She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist (CTRS) as well as a member of the British Columbia Therapeutic Recreation Association (BCTRA) and a member of the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association (CTRA). She graduated from Douglas College with her Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation. During her degree, Danielle interned in the Mental Health Assisted Living program at Lina’s Place, locally, where she planned and facilitated daily programs for the residents, promoted and fostered community integration skills, and supported them throughout their recovery. As well, she has worked with the Special Olympics swim program and at a long-term care facility for individuals living with dementia. Recently, Danielle completed a practicum in Uganda at a social development association for vulnerable children/youth and women, and a vocational school for youth.


Since 2012, Danielle has worked with children and youth in a variety of settings including, a daycare, pre-school, summer daycare camps, and an elementary school. She is currently the head coach for an Adaptive Soccer Program for children and youth with disabilities, in the Tri-Cities area. Her work focuses on using purposeful play and recreation activities to promote skill development, and improve quality of life. In her free time, Danielle enjoys playing on a women’s soccer team, attending spin classes, and traveling. Fun Fact about Danielle: she comes from a soccer family!  On her own women’s soccer team, her father is the head coach, her mom is the team manager and her sister plays on the team, too!