Nick is passionate about working with children, couples, and families. Nick is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Arkansas. He is also a Registered Play Therapist through the Association for Play Therapy. He currently serves as the past-president of the Arkansas Association for Play Therapy.  

In addition to counseling, Nick enjoys teaching and writing. He is an Associate Professor of Counseling at John Brown University where he teaches graduate students studying clinical mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, school counseling, and play therapy. He conducts workshops, both locally and nationally, and has authored several manuscripts published in professional journals. 

Nick enjoys spending time with his family, being active and enjoying the outdoors, reading, and listening to and playing music. He and his family are members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Siloam Springs. 

Education & Training

  • B.S. with honors in Psychology, John Brown University

  • M.S. in Community Counseling with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy, John Brown University

  • Ph.D. in Counseling with a specialty in couple and family counseling, University of North Texas

While at UNT, Nick obtained extensive training, supervision, and experience in working with young children and their families through the use of play therapy, filial therapy, and other play-based approaches. The University of North Texas, and its Center for Play Therapy, is considered to be one of the premier play therapy training programs in the world, and his experience in this setting developed his passion for working with children and families through play therapy.

Professional Memberships