We’re all just doing the best we can.
We live in a culture that glorifies busyness and productivity, and rarely does that leave time for true vulnerability. We all have a story to share, even if it isn’t perfect. Open Chair seeks to be a safe place where people can take a break from the burden of trying to keep it all together.
I fully believe in the power of counseling.
Life is messy and difficult and we weren’t meant to do it alone. Many of us are yearning for authenticity and the opportunity to bear our souls to one another, but the fear of judgment and rejection stops us in our tracks. You never need to be afraid that your emotions are “too much” here. If you need someone to listen, I’ve got an empty chair.
I’m a counselor, but I’m also a person. I have training in theories and techniques, as well as real-world experience in being human. I struggled alone until I was ready to share my story with someone else. Putting words to the pain can be terrifying, but also incredibly freeing!
A bit about me.
My name is Bridget Nash, MA LLPC. I graduated in 2019 with a Masters of Arts in Counseling and have the privilege of starting my private practice in Grand Rapids, MI. I primarily work with teens and young adults. I feel strongly that this age group is facing a unique set of challenges. In the age of the internet, there is so much pressure to perform in a way that wins the approval of others. We often find ourselves trying to fit a mold that was never designed for us, with no idea of who we really are.
My goal is to be for other people the kind of counselor I wish I had in my teens and young adulthood. I want to encourage those who are struggling that it’s normal—you are not broken and definitely not alone. I want to educate people on how they can overcome their emotional obstacles. And I want to empower individuals to pursue their passions. Self-discovery is complicated and it takes time. I’m honored to walk that road with you.
781 Kenmoor Ave, Suite C
Grand Rapids, MI 49546