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Becca Hovermale
MS, NCC, CSAT Candidate

Clinical Therapist for Couples, Families and Individuals

Specialties: Parenting, Life Transitions, Addiction, Betrayal Trauma, LGBTQIA+

Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.

– Anne Frank


I believe in hope; it offers strength and empowerment. To me, hope is as necessary as breathing. Without hope, we are left feeling stuck and disillusioned. Life’s struggles and relationship challenges can definitely leave one feeling hopeless. I have been in this dark and lonely place, and therapy and support were my necessary life line to living a more fulfilling life. 

Years later, I found myself entering into counselor training so that I could eventually offer that same kind of support that was vital to me. My blended family and the roles of both parent and co-parent have given me an understanding of these challenges, and I welcome an opportunity to help clients if they are struggling in this area. 

I take a more holistic approach to therapy that explores both the systems and the thoughts that might keep us feeling stuck or hopeless. Using a solution-focused approach while incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), I work collaboratively with clients in choosing goals that they desire for themselves in a space free of judgment. Each client has a unique life story and experience, and I consider it a privilege to walk alongside them on their journey to a life more fulfilled. 

In addition, I lean on the emotion focused therapy (EFT) approach, which is based on one’s attachment bonds affecting emotions and behaviors alike that can impact communication and interactions in relationships. I have completed my EFT externship and am currently completing training to become a CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist).

When I am not in school, I enjoy spending time in nature with my family and traveling to new places when the opportunity arises. I also love crafting, weeding, and spending time with my friends. I love music of almost every genre and attend live music shows as frequently as I can.


  • Master’s in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling, Duquesne University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Minor in Counseling), Marshall University

Licensure / Certifications:

  • Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)

Additional Trainings:

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), April 2023

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Insurance Accepted:

  • Aetna
  • United
  • Optum
  • Cigna

Self-pay and sliding scale options are available.

Chris Burd

Chris Burd


Business Development Director
Clinical Therapist for Individuals & Couples

Specialties: Individuals, Couples, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQIA+

Shoshana Thaler

Shoshana Thaler


Clinical Therapist for Individuals & Groups

Specialties: Trauma, Addictions, Parenting, Life Stressors, Grief and Mindfulness

Ariane Saladino

Ariane Saladino


Clinical Therapist for Individuals and Groups

Specialties: Mood Disorders, Trauma, and Group

Lindsey Barker

Lindsey Barker


Clinical Therapist for Individuals & Groups

Specialties: Substance Addiction