Who We Are
The Nava Center is here to help you flourish through empowerment focused psychotherapy, essential education, and creating sustainable change.
Jessica N. Shore, PsyD
President and Founder of The Nava Center
Dr. Shore is a clinical psychologist with over ten years specializing in trauma and the founder of The Nava Center. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Maryland and then went on to earn a Master of Arts in Professional Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (now William James College). Dr. Shore completed a Certificate in Traumatic Studies at The Trauma Center at JRI where she completed her internship and post-doctoral work. Outside of her professional interests, Dr. Shore loves a good mystery novel, when her dog wants to snuggle, and watching television shows only popular in the 80s and 90s.
Jodi Hasko, MS
Jodi obtained her MS in Mental Health Counseling, from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is currently working on obtaining her Psy.D. from Immaculata University. She works as an outpatient clinician at Joseph J. Peters Institute where she provides treatment to survivors of varying forms of trauma. Jodi previously worked Northern Children’s Service where she provided group services to children and families within the Philadelphia area. She is a certified Prolonged Exposure Therapist and Dialectical Behavioral Therapist. Jodi has a passion for empowering and advocating underserved communities and has spoken out against the lack of diversity in the counseling profession, as well as ways to increase diversity and inclusion in the field. Her commitment to anti-racist work includes taking part in CSTA's PE Culturally Competent Task Force and her prior work as the President of the Culturally Aware Psychology Student Organization at PCOM. When Jodi is not working, she enjoys being outdoors with her two dogs and spending time painting or listening to music.
Stacey Rettew, MS, LPC, NCC
Stacey currently works with trauma survivors across the lifespan in a community mental health setting. She obtained her Masters of Science Degree in Community and Trauma Counseling from Thomas Jefferson University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Prior to entering the counseling field, Stacey worked in education in both public and private school settings. While raising her four children, Stacey has long been involved in both community-based volunteerism and non-profit work that especially supports women and children. Stacey has been trained in multiple trauma-focused interventions and believes in an affirming and eclectic approach to treatment. In addition to her focus on family and volunteerism, Stacey’s self-care includes writing, running, and entertaining her two very energetic dogs.
Mindy Kang Hwang