The Daring Way™




     The Daring Way™ method is based on the research of Brené Brown Ph.D. LMSW. Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Her groundbreaking research has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, The Katie Show, and Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday. Brené is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012), the New York Times Bestseller, The Gifts of Imperfection (2010) and I Thought It Was Just Me (2007).  Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top ten most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 11 million viewers.  Additionally, Brené gave the closing talk at the 2012 TED conference where she talked about shame, courage, and innovation.

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It all began while serving on the board of the local mental health center.  I soon realized I wanted to do the work that the therapists at the facility did, which was to work with people. I continued my education in psychology and social work and loved every minute of it.  Our children got to watch their mother study hard too.​

For over twenty years I have worked in schools, county health departments, and private practice.  Along with my clinical license, I hold a certificates in addictions and facilitator certification for the work of Dr. Brené Brown.   I  believe it is important for the people I work with to feel welcome, heard, and share their story. 

In order to help people find relief, I studied at The Rapid Resolution Institute.  I have found this work to be an amazing resource for many.  Please refer to my resources for more information.

When not reading, writing, and learning more, I spend time with my family and friends.   ​.