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Owning our story can be hard, but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky, but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy-the experiences that makes us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW

About Melissa Guard

The Process

The Daring Way™

I am trained and licensed as a mental health counselor and my graduate work was completed at Walden University in 2013. I received my bachelor's degree in 1989 in Education from Seattle University.

My approach to the therapeutic relationship is person centered and solution focused, with emphasis on cognitive behavioral approaches. We will also explore and pay attention to family of origin issues.

The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology that is  based on the research of Brené Brown to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives.

When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.

- Viktor Frankl

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