Rebecca "Becky" Hester, MA, LPA I was born and raised right here in Sylva, I have always loved science and I love helping people get to the bottom of whatever is keeping them from functioning at their best. So, naturally becoming a psychologist was a natural fit! I graduated from the University of Texas in 1999 and from Western Carolina University in 2002. I earned my license in 2005, and have been at Sylva Clinical Psychology since 2017. When I’m not at the office, I love watching my goats playing, I currently also have a rabbit and dogs. My favorite book is Corduroy, I know it’s a children’s book, but I’ve always loved the message of finding joy where others might see a flaw. A quote I live by is “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”- Picasso.