The Daring Way™ is committed to creating a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and strives to ensure that our empirically-based research is accessible to all communities. The Daring Way™ methodology is creating powerful change around the world, including in some of the most underserved communities. Here’s how the Certified Daring Way™ Facilitators are making this happen.

“The Daring Way™ Groups have helped our clients identify and work on the shame associated with addiction and mental illness.  Our clients have benefited greatly from learning to show up, be seen and live brave!”

Theresa Allen, LPC, CDWF
Clinical and Chemical Dependency Counselor
The Women’s Home, Houston, Texas

“The Daring Way™ has allowed me to guide pivotal conversations about courage, resiliency and inner strength in my work with adolescents and their families. The Daring Way™ provides a holistic approach to discussing an intimate and very important part of our lives.”

Gabriel Ramirez, LCSW, CDWF
The Center for Success and Independence, Houston, Texas


The Daring Way™ also provides internship opportunities for students from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. These graduate student interns receive the opportunity to become trained in our program. In association with Houston-based nonprofit agencies, the students then assist in leading workshops and group therapy sessions, serving both adolescents and women in recovery. Through the interns’ work and practical experience, the teenagers and women served become empowered to take charge of their own recovery paths, and learn tools to help them rise strong.

“Currently, I work with substance abuse populations and families, and hope to do marriage and couples counseling at a later date. I’m really thrilled to be a part of the internship program with The Daring Way™ because in my experience, with substance abuse, it’s common to simply focus on service level issues, without getting to the core of the abuse. And often, shame is at the core. Learning vulnerability and how to deal with uncomfortable situations is vital in treatment.”

Dani Peltier, LMSW, CDWF
Student, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work
Internship year: 2016-2017

“I’m looking forward to working with at-risk-teenagers and their families, and I plan to use all of the education and experience I receive through The Daring Way™ to facilitate courage within group settings. It’s my hope that with this work, I’ll help change the dialogue and decrease the stigma around seeking treatment.”

Halie Domingue, LMSW, CDWF
Student, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work
Internship year: 2015-2016