Rachael McCormick, Ph.D.

Dr. Rachael McCormick is a 2007 graduate of Hardin-Simmons University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She went on to receive her master’s degree in Family Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University in 2010 and her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University in 2019. Her professional experience includes working with children and adolescents in the schools, child protective services, and private practice. She has an extensive work history with those struggling with addictions including prevention, inpatient, and outpatient counseling. Dr. McCormick was formerly the COO of the Serenity Foundation, a non-profit substance use treatment foundation including multiple programs in prevention, detox, inpatient, outpatient, recovery support services and sober living. She has received additional trainings and certifications in multiple trauma approaches and play therapy. Her areas of interest and past research include integrating creativity, play therapy, and neurobiology in counseling with all clients of all ages. Dr. McCormick has presented at multiple national conferences on her work using sandtray therapy with adults. She specializes in supervising and training other counselors in this modality. Although she has transitioned into higher education, Dr. McCormick will always consider herself a clinician at heart which is why she still maintains a small private practice in Abilene, TX. She is passionate about supervising the next generation of counselors to foster their creativity and competence in clinical skills.

Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision: Regent University
  • M.A.- Master of Arts in Family Psychology: Hardin-Simmons University
  • B.B.S.- Bachelor of Behavioral Science in Psychology: Hardin-Simmons University
  • LPC- Licensed Professional Counselor: Texas
  • LCDC- Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor: Texas
  • NCC- National Certified Counselor
  • RPT- Registered Play Therapist