Who We Are

Sun in the distance

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 PA 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. Dr. Shore is also credentialed through PsyPact to provide telehealth. Dr. Shore is a Certified Professional in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Organizational Change. She actively participates in her own personal antiracism work to unlearn and relearn so she can help others do the same. 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.  

Osheen Jacob, RN, BSN, LPC

Osheen Jacob is a licensed professional counselor who obtained her MSEd and MPhilEd at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Osheen’s prior work experience includes providing trauma-focused treatment across the lifespan and treating problematic sexual behavior in children and adolescents at Joseph J. Peters Institute; general short-term outpatient treatment serving veterans, active duty servicemembers, and military family members at Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic; and per-diem group therapy at Belmont Behavioral Hospital. Her clinical passions and expertise are related to PTSD, depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder. Additionally, Osheen recently acquired her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Drexel University to integrate mental health and physical health to provide the best holistic care possible for her clients. Her long-term professional goal is to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner and incorporate her counseling experience with medication management.


In her free time, Osheen enjoys trying new restaurants, spending time with her family and friends, and snuggling with her two cats at home. 

Sarah Massarelli, MSW, LSW

Sarah is a Pennsylvania licensed social worker. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University and her Master of Social Work from Boston College, with a specialization in working with children, youth, and families. Sarah has developed a passion for trauma-informed treatment and enjoys working with trauma survivors in a community mental health setting.  She has received additional training in several evidence-based treatments including: DBT, PSB-CBT, and TF-CBT. Sarah utilizes strengths-based and person-centered approaches to create an inclusive and safe space for her clients. She understands the importance of a therapy space that is free of judgment. In her free time, you can find her spending time with her cats, Meeko and Theo, reading a memoir, or crafting.  

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.

Board Members

Angel Linnan

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.

When Angel isn't working she enjoys weightlifting, houseplants, roller skating & playing outside with her tiny daughter and gigantic dog.

Sarita Metzger

Sarita Metzger MD MPH is a board certified psychiatrist working in multiple levels of care in the Philadelphia area. Dr. Metzger’s clinical practice is focused on transcranial magnetic stimulation, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology for individuals with severe mental illness and individuals with comorbid mental health and substance use disorders - she is the current secretary of the Pennsylvania Society of Addiction Medicine. She has also gained expertise in crisis care working as an emergency psychiatrist, teaching and supervising Psychiatry residents in several Philadelphia Crisis Response Centers. 

She has a special interest in the role of culture in diagnosis and treatment and as such, co-founded the Cultural Psychiatry Certificate program while in her residency training at the University of Pennsylvania and is now the faculty champion. 

Dr. Metzger obtained her Masters in Public Health with a focus on advocacy from George Washington University and was inducted into the public health honor society. She has been dedicated to supporting vulnerable populations and the clinicians that serve them through various activities including: leading antiracism groups, lecturing locally and nationally on LGBTQ+ mental health care considerations and she is certified in Community and Public Psychiatry.

When not at work, Sarita enjoys wearing matching outfits with her family, learning Gen Z lingo and collecting espresso mugs.

Dana Morelli

Dana Morelli has worked in the women's clothing industry specializing in sales, management, visual merchandising, and public relations for over 25 years.  She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia and Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, with a degree in marketing and design.  She has held past fundraising and development roles as a junior board member of the Historic Landmarks Society of Philadelphia and served on various committees within the Junior League of Philadelphia.  Ms. Morelli also received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Joseph's University and a Master of Social Work with a certificate in Violence Against Women and Children from Rutgers University. She has worked for the past 6 years as a mental health therapist specializing in trauma. Dana currently serves on the Mission and Vision committee within the board of The Nava Center. Her favorite form of self-care is relaxing at the beach and listening to the sound of the waves crashing to the shore. 

Lan Nguyen

Lan Nguyen MS, iMBA is an experienced Administrative Director with a demonstrated history of role expansion within mental health industry. She has a Masters in Mental Health Counseling and a Masters in Business Administration. Lan is CPR, Mental Health First Aid, and Narcan Certified. 

Therese Walsh

Therese Walsh is a licensed professional counselor who obtained her master's in counseling and clinical health psychology with a concentration in addictions at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Therese began her career at the Joseph J. Peters Institute providing trauma therapy to survivors utilizing evidence-based therapy. Her passion was helping individuals, including children, adults, and families, to heal and know themselves as peaceful, whole, complete and safe. Therese is now providing outpatient services at a private practice while being active in the community to influence the world and create a better Philadelphia. The Nava Center’s mission is one that Therese is passionate about and is motivated to provide support as a board member.   

Her favorite form of self-care involves being creative, spending time with family and celebrating the positive things in life.