Nikki P. Woods, MSW, LCSW, ACS

Psychotherapist and Founder

Nikki Woods stands out as a distinguished licensed clinical psychotherapist, with a prolific career spanning over two decades in private practice. As the visionary founder of Navesink Wellness Center and the innovative mind behind the Mindstream Daily Wellness App, Nikki has carved a niche for herself in the mental health arena.

Her professional journey is characterized by a profound commitment to exploring the nuances of the developing female psyche. Nikki has devoted her career to aiding women of all ages in navigating the intricacies of their emotional and physiological selves, aiming to foster a deeper and more genuine connection with their identity and aspirations.

Her practice is deeply rooted in the principles of fostering self-awareness, advocating for oneself, and cultivating self compassion. Nikki’s work is especially resonant among female entrepreneurs and professionals, whom she guides through the intricate balance of personal well-being and professional success. Through her intuitive and perceptive approach, Nikki empowers women to recognize and harness their strengths, confront and accept their vulnerabilities, and develop a profound sense of self-acceptance and love. She views therapy not merely as a healing process but as a transformative journey towards profound self-awareness, urging her clients to introspect about their life experiences and their impact on personal values, outlooks, and behaviors. This reflective process is designed to initiate meaningful and enduring change.

Nikki’s pioneering contributions to the field of mental health are commendable, earning her recognition in esteemed publications such as Forbes and Inc. magazines. This accolade highlights her influence as a forward-thinking advocate for mental health and underscores her dedication to enriching the community through her work.

Nikki Woods continues to be a beacon of innovation and support in the mental health community, inspiring individuals to embark on a journey of discovery and transformation towards their truest selves.

Educational Background:

Post Master’s Certification in Clinical Supervision – New York University 

Master of Social Work – New York University

Bachelor of Social Work – James Madison University

Nikki has extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Academic / Occupational Stressors
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Body Image Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Impulse Control
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital / Premarital Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional Behaviors
  • Parenting
  • Peer Related Issues
  • Relationship Dynamics
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm / Suicidal Ideation
  • Sexual Identity
  • Trauma / PTSD

Nikki is highly skilled and knowledgeable in a variety of modalities that include but are not limited to:

  • Attachment Based Behavioral Theory
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Life Transitions Theory
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Object Relations Theory
  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Strength Based Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Therapy

I have never met a more compassionate, empathetic, and caring person like Nikki Woods. Before coming to Navesink Wellness Center, I was in a really bad place in my life. Nikki has gone above and beyond to help me work through and overcome my problems, as well as build a life for myself that I can now say I love. I can finally say that I am becoming the person I have always hoped I would be, which is a direct result of Nikki’s guidance and help along the way. I am not sure what I would do had I not come here to begin working with her. Anyone and everyone needs to come to Navesink Wellness Center and experience how wonderful everyone here is!