Mac Nimick, MA, LPC Associate, NCC
Dr. Sarah E. Carlson, LPC-S, RPT-S, E-RYT 200, YACEP
Mac Nimick, MA, LPC Associate, NCC has always had a keen interest in the human experience, which has been cultivated into a passion for helping individuals face the struggles inherent within their lives. Mac has held a variety of roles dedicated to desire to help others including working as an elementary school teacher’s assistant, a career coach, and now as a counselor.
Mac earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Richmond where he studied psychology and secondary education. During this time, Mac was involved in neuroscience research, teaching in both a local middle school and high school. Mac was involved in internships that allowed him to see how psychology is utilized in real settings.
Following college, Mac spent several years working at a non-public elementary school catering to students with significant behavioral and attachment disruptions, which prevented them from excelling in a traditional school environment. This experience taught Mac the importance of relationships, specifically how the healing of a supportive and nonjudgmental person can increase one’s self concept.
Mac pursued a Master of Arts in Counseling at George Washington University. During this time, Mac gained experience in working with individuals who struggled with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and LGBTQ issues. Mac also began utilizing play therapy during his time at GWU, and worked with children struggling with attachment issues, in the process of adoption, and significant trauma.
Mac completed his first year in the doctoral program at the University of North Texas, focusing on play therapy, adolescent therapy, and adult counseling. Mac conducted play therapy sessions through the Center for Play therapy, providing services in the clinical and school settings. At this time, Mac is taking a pause at UNT, to provide more on his clinical skills and clients at Mighty Oaks.
When working with teens and adults, Mac utilizes an Adlerian approach. Through this approach, Mac helps clients to examine the goals they have in interacting with others, and the methods they have adapted as a way to achieve these goals. Mac also utilizes Narrative techniques that help clients to examine the ways their personal stories influence their behavior. When working with children, Mac utilizes Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT), which allows children the freedom to explore the topics which are most concerning to them through play. Additionally, Mac also utilizes expressive arts interventions in the counseling process. While Mac prefers to work with clients aged 9-18, he always aims to serve clients across the lifespan.
Contact Mac 940-252-4144