What is courage-centered work?


After training with Brené Brown's organization in 2014, I became certified in her curriculum.  Since then, the Daring Way™ organization has had significant restructuring, including Brené's new books and reshaping of her online formats and trainings.  Though I still find her work invaluable and provide much of her curriculum as a clinician, I have restructured my work as well, working through the lens of vulnerability, authenticity and courage but incorporating other great minds and resources as well.  


So, in addition to my training in Brene's work, I bring in the concepts of self-compassion from Kristen Neff and Kelly McGonigal, or the co-dependent definitions from Melodie Beattie, to name just a few.  There are intersections between many theorists and authors, and gleaning the nuggets of wisdom from them all helps us deepen our understanding.  


Much like an onion, we continue to peel back the layers of each area of learning and get to the core beliefs within each of us.  It takes strength and bravery to do this work, and so we embrace the idea of harnessing courage to dig into the most vulnerable places of our stories and psyche to unearth the truest versions of ourselves.  



A Courage-centered Practice for wholehearted living

Coming in

January 2020

Online "virtual" classes through ZOOM!

Topics will include psychoeducation on:

* What is the value of being vulnerable?

* Understanding and breaking Co-dependency

* Relationship Fallacies - How to break the cycle

* Learning to know and trust myself

*Practicing Self-compassion and changing self-talk

* Harnessing the courage to change 


... and more!


Concepts, resources and definitions will come from several sources.  You will be provided links to articles, videos and worksheets to enhance your engagement with topics in multiple ways from a variety voices.  


Please Pre-Register below if you are interested in participating!

Individual, Couples, Family and Group Therapy

How it works:

Classes will be for 6 weeks at a time, once per week at designated times.  However, if you miss a class session, a video will be available for you to view privately. Classes will be conducted through ZOOM.  You will need to register online or download the ZOOM app to your smart phone or laptop.  We will use a private facebook page for outside class participation and conversation.  Class times and topics will be posted soon and you will be sent a link for official registration in the courses of your choosing.


Availability: We will have a maximum of 20 'seats' per course.  


Cost:  6-week courses are $95.00 and are paid in full at the time of official registration - ($15 per class plus $5 processing fee). Registration is non-refundable within one month of the start of class.  


These courses are non-credit courses and do not provide CE's for professionals.  They are for personal development and growth only.

Submit here to Pre-Register​ your interested for online classes:

You will be sent a link for official registration

once class dates/times are decided.

Previously: ​Jenni Odell, M.A. LMFT  

Now:  Jenni Gordon, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  - Lic.# LMFT90971 

Certified Daring Way TM Facilitator - Clinical (CDWF)