October 8, 2020

Meet Stephanie

Our therapy practice is empowerment-based and our therapists are committed to helping survivors of intimate partner domestic violence and their families heal and grow. We wanted to get to know our incredible therapists a little more, so we asked them a few questions.

Meet Stephanie Nave, associate Mental Health Therapist at YWCA Spokane!

Photo by Kat Skye Photo

You’re called to be brave, but your fear is real, what do you do?
Slow down, take a breath, remind myself that taking my time and remaining as calm as possible will actually take less time and have better outcomes than panicking or trying to hurry through.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I would love to learn to speak multiple languages.

Fill in the blank, “Therapy is _____.”
A vulnerable and unique experience that can be surprisingly helpful.

What is something you learned in the last week?
The right size curtains can be incredibly difficult to find, and maybe I should learn to sew…

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
Dreaming big, if I weren’t a therapist, I would want to open a breakfast/brunch restaurant.

Describe your favorite meal.
Growing up, my stepdad would make homemade egg rolls one to two times a year. To this day, I can never get enough when we finally get to make them! They are so tasty, perfectly crunchy, with yummy dipping sauces!

What’s a concert you’ll never forget?
Florence and the Machine live is an amazing concert I will never forget!

What would you most like to tell your younger self?
Don’t worry so much about what others think, being true to yourself is way harder, but way more rewarding!

If you were a cookie, what type would you be?
I would be a chocolate chip macadamia nut cookie, because they are delicious and I like to eat them, and because I can be a little sweet, a little salty, and a little nutty!

What are 3 words to describe YWCA Spokane?
Dignity, respect, community

To learn more about Stephanie, the rest of our mental health therapy team, and our services, visit our website!

YWCA Spokane Is Here For You

If you or someone you know is impacted by intimate partner domestic violence, know that confidential advocates are always available through our 24hr helpline services by calling 509-326-2255, emailing help@ywcaspokane.org, or texting 509-220-3725.

To learn more about accessing additional services through YWCA Spokane during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit ywcaspokane.org/services.

By: Jemma Riedel-Johnson

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