Individual Psychotherapy
Throughout A Female's Lifespan
Through psychotherapy, individuals have an opportunity to better understand the inner workings of their own mind - uncovering aspects of themselves that have both helped and hindered their own personal growth. Through this process, a person learns to understand how previous experiences have shaped their identity, their views of the world and most importantly, their views of themselves. 
Child & Adolescent Years
  • ​Celebrating one's own unique strengths and capabilities
  • ​Gaining greater understanding of anxious, fear provoking thoughts
  • ​Establishing a more rational and positive perspective 
  • ​Finding an inner voice that promotes self advocacy and confidence
  • ​Gaining insight and understanding into the hormonal changes that impact mood, energy and cognitive functioning
  • ​Identifying and nurturing supportive relationships with peers while mastering the ability to release more toxic & unfulfilling connections
  • Improving relationship with parents and establishing a more cohesive dynamic within the household 
  • ​Instilling balance and organization with the innumerable responsibilities and expectations
  • ​ Mastering how to manage internal and external pressures
  • ​Understanding the inner workings of the body and establishing more successful and productive techniques to self regulate
  • ​ Solidifying a deeper, more authentic sense of self acceptance, esteem and worth.  
Early Adult Years
  • Acquiring healthier coping skills for stress, anxiety, depression and obsessive thoughts / behaviors
  • Becoming more equipped to anticipate and overcome obstacles that will occur during transitions throughout life 
  • ​Developing a path of purpose and self fulfillment 
  • ​Finding  acceptance & appreciation of oneself
  • ​Fostering a romantic relationship that is rooted in respect, honesty and trust
  • ​Gaining a healthier, more productive perspective on current life circumstances 
  • ​Mastering how to manage various roles both personally and professionally
  • ​ Mourning losses such as separation, miscarriage, infertility, or death of loved one 
  • ​Nurturing supportive relationships with peers while mastering the ability to release more toxic & unfulfilling connections
  • ​Understanding and embracing the wide range of emotions experienced throughout motherhood
  • ​Strengthening one's own sense of self identity and purpose
Later Adult Years
  • ​Accepting the changing dynamics of the household as the children grow and become more independent
  • Embracing the physical and psychological changes that occur with aging
  • Establishing a new sense of identity and purpose
  • ​Finding the strength to handle chronic / terminal illness of self or loved ones
  • Fostering supportive friendships and allowing for termination of less fulfilling connections 
  • ​Fostering supportive friendships and allowing for termination of less fulfilling connections 
  • ​Mourning losses such as separation, divorce or death of a loved one
  • ​Processing and healing painful feelings of loneliness, disappointment, sadness, guilt, shame, anger, envy and fear 
  • ​Putting closure to a career and embracing retirement
  • ​Re-establishing intimacy and connection to spouse / partner
  • ​Working to connect to one's own spiritual beliefs regarding the afterlife
Couples Counseling
Many couples are apprehensive about engaging in therapy because to them, it indicates that the relationship is ending. However, couples who willingly attend therapy are more likely to find long term success as a result of their participation. The initial courtship’s glow will inevitably fade and real life issues will arise. What separates more successful relationships from others is the way a couple overcomes these obstacles. Adversity can trigger deeper, unresolved issues that an individual experienced in their own family of origin. However, couples who willingly attend therapy are more likely to find long term success as a result of their participation. The initial courtship’s glow will inevitably fade and real life issues will arise. What separates more successful relationships from others is the way a couple overcomes these obstacles.
Couples Counseling
  • ​Communicate more effectively with one another
  • Identify chronic arguments in the relationship and address the underlying conflict or resentment 
  • ​Develop a sense of responsibility for personal behaviors 
  • ​Better manage daily stressors to avoid impacting the dynamic within the household 
  • ​Learn to express painful emotions that are sometimes internalized
  • ​Reignite the passion, romance and friendship that was present in the initial stages of the relationship 
  • ​Learn to listen and respect the wants and needs of your partner
  • ​Better identify one's own wants and needs
  • ​Create long term goals and dreams as a cohesive unit 
  • ​Heal from past hurts, emotional affairs and infidelity 
  • ​Improve connection amongst blended families 
  • ​Create a new beginning after suffering from a divorce or separation 
  • ​Address financial concerns as a couple, while creating an appropriate plan of action 
  • ​Redefine parenting roles and establish more effective discipline within the household
Nikki P. Woods, MSW, LCSW
Founder of NWC & Psychotherapist
Nikki Woods is a licensed clinical psychotherapist and the Founder of Navesink Wellness Center. After earning her Masters Degree at New York University, Nikki Woods went on to acquire advanced training in a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness. 

It is through her education and experience that Nikki has recognized her passion for helping others become more self aware and fulfilled. Nikki has made it her mission to provide treatment that evokes trust, empathy and understanding towards those she encounters. She is devoted to helping others to acknowledge their strengths while identifying and altering their vulnerabilities. Her supportive, intuitive and insightful approach helps clients to gain a greater sense of self worth, pursue life goals, improve relationship dysfunction, establish a more defined identity and celebrate their own unique assets and capabilities.
Nikki Woods has dedicated her career to understanding the inner workings of the female mind - focusing her attention on treating female clients of all ages. Helping females to embrace and acknowledge the intricacies of their mind and working to improve overall self awareness, acceptance and love.
Andrea Cernero, MA, LPC

Andrea is a Licensed Associate Counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. She received her Bachelor's degree from Towson University and Master's Degree from Seton Hall University. In addition, Andrea completed a Post Master's Program in Advanced Counseling at Montclair State University. Andrea has experience working as a counselor in the school setting at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as in the clinical setting providing intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient counseling services.
Andrea is passionate about providing therapy to clients who would like to explore personal difficulties that impact their sense of well-being. Andrea has extensive experience working specifically with children and adolescents. Among her areas of expertise are assisting clients with anxiety, depression, self harm, family changes, and suicide prevention.
Andrea has utilized the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) model to facilitate counseling groups for teens focusing of teaching interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, & distress tolerance skills to reduce their symptoms of anxiety and depression. Additional Training: Intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Lifelines Suicide Prevention Trainer, & Mindfulness Fundamentals Program
Elizabeth DiGiose, MA, LPC, LCADC, NCC, DRCC
Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional counselor (LPC) a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) , a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).

She has been honored in her practice to accompany women as they confront life on life’s terms. Career change, marriage, divorce, lifestyle change, children leaving the nest, aging parents, grief and loss, trauma and abuse, questions of identity, quest for happiness and fulfillment, existential questions and addiction and recovery.
  Her counseling approach incorporates the wellness model of integrating mind, body and spirit in treating the whole person. 
and believes that a trusting therapeutic relationship is at the heart of growth and healing. Among the techniques utilized are CBT, Mindfulness, and Strength-Based therapies. Elizabeth also has extensive training in Brainspotting, which is a mindfulness-based psychotherapy practice that connects a felt sense in the body with a relevant eye position to promote healing deep within the brain. 

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