Nikki P. Woods, MSW, LCSW, ACS

Psychotherapist and Founder

Nikki Woods is a highly-sought after licensed clinical psychotherapist who has been in private practice for over twenty years. Nikki is founder of Navesink Wellness Center and creator of Mindstream Daily Wellness App, a unique and customized approach to telehealth services. Nikki has dedicated her career to studying the intricacies of the developing female mind. Throughout her career, Nikki has worked to assist females of all ages in understanding the complexities of their emotional and physiological self in order to establish a deeper, more authentic sense of who they are and who they strive to become. 

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 Dyamics
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm / Suicidal Ideation
  • Sexual Identity
  • Trauma / PTSD

Nikki is highly skilled and knowledgeable in a variety of modalities to address the above areas of treatment. These include but are not limited to:

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

In her practice, Nikki works to strengthen the relationship between mother and daughter, at all stages of life; empowering both individuals to find empathy, understanding and support for one another while implementing healthier boundaries and techniques for effective conflict resolution. 

Her intuitive and insightful approach helps empower females to celebrate their strengths, recognize and appreciate their vulnerabilities and find a deeply rooted sense of self acceptance and love. She believes in the importance of utilizing therapy as an opportunity to gain true self awareness – learning how experiences throughout one’s entire life have impacted their values, perspectives and behaviors; challenging themselves to face these truths and push themselves to make lasting and impactful changes.

Nikki’s work has been featured in top publications such as Forbes and Inc. As a pioneer in the field, Nikki continues to develop ways to reach the community and advocate for mental healthcare.

Educational Background:

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

Master of Social Work – New York University

Bachelor of Social Work – James Madison University

“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! “