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 licensed 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.
Jamez Anderson, MSEd
Jamez is a Mental Health Counselor practicing as a pre-licensed professional, having passed the National Counselor Examination (NCE). She received her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and her master’s degree from Fordham University in New York City, NY. In 2021, Jamez was awarded an American Psychology Association Services for Transition Age Youth (STAY) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Fellowship. Today, Jamez attends Holy Family University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania pursuing her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Her areas of clinical focus include Individual Counseling, Trauma-Informed practices of EMDR and Polyvagal Theory, Interpersonal Relationships, and Executive Functioning. She practices from theoretical stances of Feminist, Adlerian, and Person-Centered theories. Jamez has received extensive training in evidence-based practices including: EMDR, DBT, ABFT, and TF-CBT. She works to integrate all her knowledge dynamically to benefit each and all of her clients. In her personal time, you can find her practicing yoga, dancing in the kitchen, and exploring the outdoors with her dog Larry, friends, and family.
Jodi Hasko, MS, LPC
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 is a Licensed Professional Counselor providing treatment to survivors of varying forms of trauma. Jodi previously worked at the Joseph J. Peters Institute and at Northern Children’s Service where she provided individual and group services to children, adolescents, adults, 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 is a Licensed Professional Counselor currently working 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
Angel obtained her Masters in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Angel's professional experience as an LPC and NCC had been geared towards supporting individuals to heal from and cope with trauma. Angel has worked in multiple positions in nonprofits and the School District of Philadelphia towards this mission, and currently works as the Deputy Director of Continuous Quality Improvement at Intercommunity Action to create trauma-informed policies and programming. Angel also has a private practice aimed at supporting clients in breaking the cycles of intergenerational trauma to help them become their happiest, healthiest selves.