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Create Your Brave Space

Avery Navas, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern


What is a Brave Space?​

"Brave Space" is a terminology coined by Brian Arao and Kristi Clemens when they noticed the tension present in classrooms while talking about social justice issues. They proposed a shift in the discourse away from viewing the process of learning as requiring only a safe space as it takes bravery to challenge your world views and accept new information. I believe the same applies to therapy. While a non-judgmental safe space is necessary, to be open and vulnerable generates a sense of risk. Thus, it is important for us to approach therapy from the perspective of bravery.

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