Niko Wilson

Dr. Niko Wilson


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Dr. Niko Wilson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and an AAMFT Supervisor in Training with a virtual private practice. She has been practicing in a variety of settings since 2013, including private practice, community agencies, and an equine therapy ranch.

Dr. Niko Wilson specializes in trauma-informed, relational work with individuals, couples, and families. She has extensive clinical experience working with complex trauma and applies trauma informed principles in all of her work. Dr. Wilson decided to pursue her career in counseling after experiencing firsthand the healing power that comes when one consistently processes through pain and finds freedom from past wounds. She utilizes various techniques to meet the unique needs of her clients and operates from an experiential approach. As an ally, she strives to create an open and safe space for all clients. 

Dr. Wilson completed her masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University and her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Central Florida. She is an active member of several professional organizations and her most recent research project involved examining fertility related quality of life, relationship satisfaction, resilience, depression, and shame in diverse couples with infertility.  Dr. Niko Wilson is also an Assistant Professor and Core Faculty in the Counseling and Behavioral Health Department at William James College.

Professional Experience

Licensure and Certifications

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Massachusetts #12768-MH-CC
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida #15551
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Florida #MT4407
  • Nationally Certified Counselor #1227834
  • Clinical Fellow Designation, AAMFT #201455


  • University of Central Florida (CACREP Accredited) – Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University – M.S. Counseling Psychology
  • University of Central Florida – B.S. Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

Advanced Trainings

  • Advanced Training in Integrated Care
  • EMDR Trained                 
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Emotional Freedom Tapping            
  • Equine Specialist in Mental Health

Recent Publications & Presentations

  • Wilson, N., & Contreras, P.M. (2022). Supervision as a Protective Factor: Trauma Informed Strategies to Mitigate Counselor Burnout. Mcleod Institute on Addiction.
  • Wilson, N., & Hagedorn, B. (2022). Trauma Informed Addiction Counseling: Its Crazy to Do It Any Other Way! With Bryce. Mcleod Institute on Addiction.
  • Wilson, N., & Barden, S. M. (2021). Infidelity in Couples. In M.E. Young, S.M. Barden, & L.L. Long, (Eds.), Counseling and Therapy for Couples: An Integrative Model (Ch. 10). Pearson Education.
  • Barden, S.M., Silverio, S., Wilson, N., Taylor, D. & Carlson, R. (2021) Couples coping through COVID: Implementation of an online relationship intervention. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice.
  • Wilson, N., Russell, B. (2020, January). Neuro-informed counseling: Considerations when including both the mind and the brain in mental health counseling. University of Central Florida 12th Annual Counselor Education Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Wilson, N. (2020, January). Safety first: Adapting evidence-based trauma interventions for stabilization in integrated care. University of Central Florida 12th Annual Counselor Education Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Jones, D.K., Wilson, N., Fields, A., Bihorac, E. (2020, January). The role of the mental health counselor in integrated care. University of Central Florida 12th Annual Counselor Education Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Wilson, N., Russell, B., & Finnell, L. (2019, October). Mind the gap: The absence of education and supervision related to working with family systems impacted by trauma. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Seattle, WA.
  • Hagedorn, W. B., & Wilson, N. (2019, March). Applications of acceptance and commitment therapy: Navigating shame and moral injury. American Counseling Association. New Orleans, LA.

Service to the Profession

  • Co-Chair of the Women’s Interest Network, Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision 2020-2022
  • Emerging Leader, Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision 2020