I am Nicky Cameron, a lover of Jazz, an avid reader, and an overachiever. I love to dance, cook, travel, and host intense game nights. I am also a trauma survivor, and the founder of Emergent Counseling & Consulting. I believe that traumatic experiences related to childhood, oppressive systems, relationships or the environment can cause us to disconnect from the truest version of ourselves, and lead to low self-esteem, trust issues and unhealthy behaviors. This is why I use mind-body based approaches to connect individuals to themselves and facilitate healing in a non-judgmental, non-oppressive manner.
I’ve had my dose of trauma, I wish someone would have told me: that a major consequence of trauma is a dysregulated nervous system, and reorganization of my brain function to protect me. I didn’t know that my gut issues, skin issues, paralysis of my entire body, asthma issues, lashing out, and sleepless nights were because of my dysregulated nervous system. I had constant emotional roller coasters, daily anxiety, and I was tired of feeling misunderstood, didn’t trust anyone, and I felt overwhelmed, stuck and hopeless.
After several hours of research for the best trauma therapies, and numerous failed attempts, I found the right therapist who used holistic mind-body-based techniques to help me learn how to help my body to release trapped toxic stress, and regulate my nervous system. It liberated me! I have experienced every therapy that my team and I now offer, and although your experience may not be similar to mine, I know these approaches work. I am living proof that you can tame anxiety, recover from traumatic experiences, reconnect, and have a fulfilled life. If you are willing to take the risk, do the work, and believe that you can heal, you will heal. You deserve peace, you deserve to feel calm, and you deserve to be seen, heard and supported.
I have over 16 years’ experience working in the field of mental health with children and adults. I am skilled in Case Management, Life Skills Coaching, Individual and Group Counseling, as well as Program Management. I also work with organizations to develop and implement wellness programs for their leaders and staff. I obtained a Masters Degree in Social Work and Public Health from Florida International University, I am a Motivational Speaker, a Licensed Therapist, a Qualified Supervisor for the State of Florida, and a Certified Behavioral Health Case Management Supervisor. I enjoy mentoring and empowering others to maximize their potential.
I am a member of the AEDP Institute’s Vision Collective wherein she collaborates with her peers to develop initiatives to facilitate holistic healing for marginalized communities and intersectional identities who experience oppression and systemic injustice. Emergent Counseling also partners with various non-profit organizations such as Create Global Healing, Bullets for Life and Journaling Saves life to raise mental health awareness and promote good mental health hygiene
You survived yesterday, the day before, and last month, but it’s time for you to stop surviving and start living!
Active Parenting Facilitation
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Community Behavioral Health Case Management
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR Trained)
Evidenced-Based Emotional Freedom Technique for Trauma (Tapping)
Internal Family Systems (Informed)