Rebecca Hoover, COO
Rebecca is the Chief Operations Officer of Sapience Practice. She has focused her academic and professional career on early childhood education and health. She started the Child Life Program at what would become Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. She has owned and directed Montessori preschools in Idaho, Oklahoma and South Dakota. Read More
She served on several state boards in Idaho and Oklahoma, and the Osage Nation on early childhood health. She also taught workshops on early intervention for children with classroom behavioral issues at Washington State University, University of Idaho and Oklahoma State University. Rebecca has served on committees and boards for Stillwater Public Schools in Oklahoma and the Bramble Park Zoo in South Dakota.
Rebecca returned to Reno in 2014 where she became the Practice Site Leader of Renown Behavioral Health Services in which she oversaw outpatient clinic, partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient program, medicated assisted therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation and crisis care.
Rebecca has been married for 29 years and has two grown children. They are a true Nevada family: three attended the University of Nevada, Reno and one attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Read Less
Nancy McNaul, Ph.D.
Dr. Nancy McNaul completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California and her Masters at The Ohio State University in Student Development in Higher Education. Dr. McNaul also has certification training through the Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training Program at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. She has worked managing residential programs in colleges and Universities and has both outpatient and inpatient experience treating children, adolescents, and adults. She has taught Master level psychology students at The University of Phoenix and enjoys training and guiding psychology interns in their early professional development. Read More
Dr. McNaul has formal training in studio art and enjoys finding ways to bring the creative process and the emotional healing process together. Dr. McNaul’s therapy dog, Max, is always game to assist in this process.Dr. McNaul completed her pre-doctoral training at the Greater Long Beach Child Guidance Center in California and her Post-doctoral training at the Sheppard Pratt Forbush School in Baltimore, Maryland, both focusing on treating children and adolescents with severe emotional problems. Dr. McNaul also has post-doctoral training through the Kaiser Permanente Substance Abuse Program in Redwood City, California treating adolescents and adults.
Dr. McNaul has a special interest in helping individuals heal from childhood trauma experiences that have scarred and held them back from claiming a life of emotional authenticity and confidence. She treats a wide spectrum of emotional/behavioral problems and mental health illnesses such as depression and anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, child and adult ADHD, chronic pain management, grief and caregiver fatigue, and other adjustment and coping difficulties.
When Dr. McNaul is not busy with her clinical practice, she can be found tending to her flower and vegetable garden, making jewelry or engaging in some other artistic endeavor, and generally enjoying life with family and friends – especially Max. Dr. McNaul was born in New Jersey, spent her “free range” childhood in Columbus, Ohio and her adolescent and young adult years in the California Bay Area. Read Less