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" Nothing can dim the light that shines from within." -Maya Angelou


Diane Hakes, LCSW, CDWF, is a licensed clinical social worker who has provided counseling to individuals, couples, and families for over 29 years. Diane is also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, with advanced training based on the research and teaching of Brené Brown, Ph.D, LMSW. Diane specializes in helping adolescents, adults, and couples repair relationships, build worthiness, heal trauma and promote emotional wellbeing by creating wholehearted living. She has extensive experience working with grief, loss and chronic illness. 

Diane facilitates community workshops and leadership development trainings, these are also based on Dr Brene Brown's work. 

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"I initially desired training and certification in The Daring Way, so that I could learn new strategies and techniques to combat my co-workers burnout and struggles in a high-stress environment. I took a leap of faith and signed up for the very first training offered in December of 2013.

The Daring Way proved to provide this and so much more!

I am pleased to share that The Daring Way has indeed provided me with the courage and tools to "Dare Greatly" and "Show Up Be Seen and Live Brave" in my own life. It has positively influenced my career, goals, relationships, and parenting. My mission is to share this experience with others so they can live with more courage and resiliency.

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