Kylie Hoover | Office Specialist

The Counseling Hub | Columbia, Mo

My name is Kylie Hoover, and I'm the Office Specialist with
The Counseling Hub.

pronouns: she/her/hers

pronouns: she/her/hers

I’m your point of contact if you…

  • need a superbill for your sessions

  • want to update your credit card on file

  • have a billing related issue

  • want to know about Gottman Method Couples Therapy

  • want to get questions answered about individual counseling and therapy

  • have questions about couples therapy or marriage counseling

  • are curious if we work with (insert your specific issue here)

  • have technical issues with the intake and/or need a new one sent to you

  • have a question about rates or payment

  • any other seemingly random question about The Counseling Hub or how we can best serve you

Basically, I act as a catchall role and am happy to help people navigate their first foray into counseling or to deal with an issue that has popped up. We want people to have a fantastic experience with the practice and I’m here to help make that happen.

More often than not, folks still feel some sort of shame in reaching out. One of the reasons Tara founded The Counseling Hub was to diminish that sense of shame, to normalize the fact that all people struggle in some way during their lives, and to empower people to grow and heal in their own unique way.

The Counseling Hub is all about connecting, growing, and healing.

Coming into counseling can be difficult enough. It's my privilege to ease that transition and make sure you feel welcomed, supported, safe, and informed as your start this process.

Five Fun Facts About Kylie

  1. I come off very shy at first, but am very different once I’m comfy.
    I’ve been told by a lot of people that they think I’m going to be very different based on how quiet I initially am. In actuality, I’m a very outgoing person who loves to make genuine connections with people. Some closest to me would jokingly say I have too much personality. Really, I just value having fun no matter what I’m doing, I love making people laugh and being goofy!

  2. I have been told I look like Reese Witherspoon.
    This only started happening a few years ago, but it every so often I get told we look alike. Most people say they can see it in the mouth/chin area or how I smile. I’ve brought it up to people that know me (to get their opinion) and they automatically agree. If you didn’t notice before, maybe now you will (if not- join the club). I personally don’t see it at all, but I’ll definitely take it as a compliment!

  3. I love kids.
    During my senior year of high school, I started working in childcare and I loved it! Being constantly on the move with a bunch of little kids was always exciting. There is truly nothing better than a connection with a child. They’re authentically themselves, you never know what they'll do or say next, and they have incredible amounts of love to give! I am also “that” obsessed aunt who can’t get enough of my niece and nephew.

  4. I come up with really bizarre sayings.
    It’s a running joke with my friends and family that I come up with the most random things to say. I often get stuck on a certain one for months until a new one comes to mind (I blame this on my mother - ha!). I grew up listening to my mom say random things, like “that’s crazier than a pet racoon,” or “get your poop in a group,” and the infamous, “that’s higher than a cat’s back." What can I say, other than the habit stuck!

  5. I love being outside.
    I’m one of those people you’ll find outside whenever the sun is shining and the weather is nice! This can include going for a walk, hitting a trail, reading a book on the patio, or just finding any excuse to work on something outside. When the weather is less forgiving, I still make sure my blinds are open to let in as much natural light as possible. I am a huge believer in spending some time outside and find it’s beneficial for overall health. It’s definitely a mood booster for me!

Kylie’s Education and Training

I earned my Associates of Arts from MACC and am currently finishing up my Bachelors degree at Lincoln University as a May of 2020 graduate! I’m majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology. It’s funny because I wasn’t sure what I wanted my future career to be and I basically stumbled into psychology (and fell in love!) while earning my Associates. I am super motivated to continue my education and move onto grad school directly after. I’m also incredibly excited to see where my education takes me. The great thing about loving your major is school becomes exciting!

In terms of research, I’m especially interested in behavioral analysis, social cognition, prosocial behavior, psychotherapy, gender roles, and sexuality. I spend spare time (what little I have) leaning into research and news about the LGBTQ+ community. I’m absolutely concerned about equality, period.