Mandy Persaud, MS, LMFT

Mandy Persaud is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified facilitator for The Daring Way™, Rising Strong™ and Dare to Lead™ through the Brené Brown Education and Research Group (BBEARG). She is a native Floridian and a graduate of Loma Linda University in Southern California.

In addition to working with individuals in private practice, Mandy has 25 years of experience in leadership development and organizational culture and has provided international leadership coaching, consultation and training for healthcare entities throughout the U.S., and in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and the Caribbean.

Mandy is exceptionally skilled at helping individuals experience the courage, strength, and resiliency needed to navigate life’s many transitions. Transitions-such as forming, ending, and maintaining relationships; entering a new phase of life or career; welcoming a new addition to the family; and grieving personal losses-can lead to anxiety, fear, and confusion. The good news, however, is that when these life transitions are faced mindfully and with intention, they can hold the potential for powerful personal transformation.

Of particular focus for Mandy is infertility and assisted conceptions. She and her husband have personally traveled the road of infertility, including endometriosis, diminished ovarian reserve, and multiple failed IVFs, and have completed their family via egg donation. This personal experience, coupled with her clinical expertise, makes her both a skilled and empathic therapist for individuals who are facing the challenges of building a family.

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Mandy’s Session Rates:

50-minute Individual Therapy Sessions (in person): $125

1-on-1 The Daring Way™, Rising Strong™, or Dare to Lead™ course + coaching (in person or virtual): $625 per course.

This fee includes (5) 1-on-1, 50-minute processing sessions with Mandy and exclusive course videos and reflective exercises assigned between sessions.

30-minute The Daring Way™, Rising Strong™, or Dare to Lead™ follow-up coaching sessions: $75 per session.

These sessions are available to anyone who has completed one of the above courses and would like additional coaching around a specific issue.

Group Workshops for The Daring Way™ or Rising Strong™ (In-person or Virtual): $590 per person.

This fee includes 16-hours of course instruction and facilitation for groups of 6 to 12 adults. The course can be delivered in various formats: 2-day retreat style, 2-hour sessions over an 8-week period, or 4-hour sessions over a 4-week period. 

Course Descriptions:

The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ are highly experiential programs based on the research of Brené Brown. In these courses, we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, authenticity, shame, and worthiness. Through exercises and either group or 1-on-1 discussions, we examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back as we identify new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living.  The primary focus is on developing tools for greater emotional resilience and daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

The Daring Way™ program is based on the research shared in Brené’s bestselling book, Daring Greatly. This program is about learning to truly show up wholeheartedly in your life through embracing your own worthiness, practicing healthy vulnerability, becoming more resilient to shame, and connecting deeply with the values you hold dear. You will build the courage to show up and live a fully engaged life – even when you can’t control the outcome or what people will think.

Rising Strong™ is a program based on the research shared in Brené’s 4th book of the same name. This program is about recognizing the stories we tell ourselves when we fail or when we experience betrayal, disappointment, embarrassment, or heartbreak. These stories shape our thoughts, emotions and actions, and reckoning with them empowers us to take a fresh look at our emotions and internal narratives. The goal of this process is to rewrite theses stories in a way that allows up to rise from our falls, overcome our mistakes, and face hurt in a way that brings more wisdom and wholeheartedness.

Each program stands on its own and either one can be completed first.

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