Helping people improve their lives with real-world skills.
For instance, Jacob came to us due to advanced agoraphobia. His condition kept him housebound and living on disability. In our classes he found an atmosphere that, while challenging, was supportive and growth oriented. Two years later he had a job, and actually married a fellow Stevie Ray's student. He still must deal with the daily challenge of his condition, but he is working and enjoying a life with his new family.
Or Felicia, a woman living with her two children in a shelter for victims of domestic abuse. Because victims of abuse are often kept separated from the outside world, Felicia had no employment or rental history, which was a major obstacle to creating a new home for her family. After a month of classes with a Stevie Ray's Certified Trainer, she came bursting into a session screaming, "I got an apartment!" When asked how she did it she said, "I did what you taught me, and it worked! Now I'm going to do the same thing to get a job."