Daring In Idaho

Diane Hakes, LCSW, CDWF


"Create the highest grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe." -Oprah Winfrey

"After five decades of surviving day by day; seeking help from nine therapists and six psychiatrists in three states; trying seven different medications and numerous combinations of those drugs; researching and trying tapping, light therapy, healing codes, telling myself the truth, unburying my feelings, leaving my past in the past, not being my pain and my body bearing the burden of my issues I began my journey out of darkness, depression, anxiety, a toxic childhood, and narcissist abusive adult relationships.

It started with learning self-compassion, knowing I am worthy and realizing I can live life wholeheartedly. Discovering a research-based path to recovery and healing through my therapist, Diane Hakes, I am daring to be brave, courageous, strong, authentic and vulnerable. I have climbed out of the deep hole where I was living.

Diane has mastered the use of the teachings and research of Brene’ Brown to gently guide me through therapy sessions. My life has changed incredibly for the better and is continuing to improve beyond what I thought possible.​" - B.H.

Mental Health Therapy

At Daring In Idaho, Diane believes in the power of connection, compassion, and courage. She employs a strength-based approach in her therapy techniques to help build resilience and worthiness. When working with anxiety, depression, and trauma; Diane uses cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, pet therapy, and the Daring Way method based on the research of Dr. Brene Brown. 

Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ Facilitated Workshops - based on research of Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW

For more information on these workshops and the upcoming dates, please contact Diane. 

"​Diane's Rising Strong workshop was a turning point for me. A number of things finally clicked even though I read them in the book, and had discussed them previously. I'm so thankful that she gave us her time and energy." -K.O.

"Supervision with Diane has been invaluable to not only my professional education but also my personal lifestyle. She takes the time to assist in cultivating a holistic understanding of theory and practice, as well as ensures that I honor the care to myself as a helping professional. I truly appreciate Diane’s care and attention as a supervisor, as I feel equipped to progress my licensure and professional responsibilities."  -Ali Shields, LMSW

Clinical Supervision for New Social Workers

For more information on clinical supervision opportunities, please contact Diane.

Please call for any additional questions or more information