Supporting Our Community

Grand Rapids is a growing, changing community alive with opportunity and compassion. Our mission is to be an active part of that community by helping residents of Grand Rapids become their best selves.

Attending school in the area, our counselors noticed the needs of their neighbors, family, and friends, and decided to help meet those needs with meaningful conversation and positive action. We all struggle with change sometimes; we all know how disappointment hurts.

Brave Grand Rapids was founded to foster a safe place for people to take chances, make choices, and create lasting change.


Our Mission

Brave Grand Rapids exists to enable our community's adults to lead emotionally healthy, confident, and intentional lives. Our experienced counselors specialize in issues related to depression, anxiety, identity, self-worth, assertiveness, anger, relationships, trauma, depression, and grief. 

 
 
β€œOne day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”
— Sigmund Freud
 

OUR therapist

Allison Waldron, MA, LLPC is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and graduated from Cornerstone University with her Master of Arts in Counseling. Allison believes that every person has a unique story. Counseling is a place for people to share their stories in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Allison has worked with many individuals on issues involving anxiety, depression, self-worth, identity, trauma, self-management, and spiritual concerns. Allison believes that everyone can change and thus, have the freedom to choose which direction their lives take and the responsibility to take control of that freedom.

OUR SUpervising therapist

Anne Parpas, RN, BSN, LPC-S As a Licensed Registered Nurse, Anne has over 15 years of acute care experience in medical/surgical, emergency, surgery, and cardiac intervention, as well as nurse education.  She also has years of experience as a community educator in healthy/unhealthy relationships and school violence. Anne desires to provide a safe and confidential environment where a person can discover their path to healing and change. Her combined experience in the fields of counseling, community education, and medicine allows her to inspire and motivate others to achieve wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit.

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