Teen Counseling in New Jersey
Your daughter is journeying into the most difficult period of her life thus far.
As her parent, this is not a time to just ‘get through’.
This is a time to thrive – to equip yourself with the knowledge, understanding and awareness it takes to be your daughter’s main source of stability.
What Your Daughter Is Experiencing
Teen Counseling Services
Support Services For Parents
Treatment Goals For Teen Therapy
Celebrating one’s own unique strengths and capabilities
Creating healthy boundaries with others to ensure that you are safeguarded both physically and emotionally
Establishing a more rational and positive perspective on physical self
Finding an inner voice that promotes self advocacy and confidence
Fostering a romantic relationship that is rooted in respect, honesty and trust
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.
Right now, our children are enduring one of the most difficult and uncertain moments of their lives, as they attempt to navigate this new sense of normalcy. As parents, it can be overwhelming to understand what your child needs and how you can help. Although your natural instinct may be to fix the problem, it can be counterproductive and negatively impact the dynamic between the two of you. This video provides an opportunity to learn more on how to communicate with your teen in a way that provides validation and strengthens your connection.
If you are a parent of a teenage girl, there are inevitably going to be times when she refuses to let you in to the intricate details of her life. In this video, I shed some light into the reasons this may be occurring, from the mouths of teenage girls themselves.
Meet The Team
Nikki P. Woods, MSW, LCSW
Founder of NWC & Psychotherapist
Nikki Woods is a highly-sought after licensed clinical psychotherapist and founder of the Navesink Wellness Center. After earning her Masters Degree at New York University, Nikki dedicated her career to studying the intricacies of the developing female mind. In her practice (both locally and globally), she empowers mothers to better support their daughters’ development, and assists young women in channeling their own voice – one built on self awareness, acceptance and love.
Her intuitive and insightful approach helps clients 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. Her work has been featured in top publications such as Forbes and Inc. She works with patients both locally in Rumson, New Jersey as well as globally via her remote psychotherapy offerings.
Andrea Cernero, MA, LPC
Andrea is a Licensed Professional 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.
Brigid Laudermilch, MSW, LCSW
Brigid is a licensed clinical psychotherapist who is a licensed clinical social work that specializes in working with adolescents, teenagers and adults. She earned her Master’s Degree from New York University and has dedicated the past twenty five years of her career assisting individuals to gain a greater understanding of their emotional and behavioral reactions as well as practical strategies that help along the way.
Brigid’s seventeen years of experience working in a school setting has honed her skills with executive functioning deficits, symptoms associated with autism, school refusal and much more. She also specializes in behavior management and treatment of symptoms associated with anxiety and depression. Brigid’s approach is practical, solution-focused, collaborative and creative using out of the box methods. She is passionate about helping people improve their most important relationships, which includes their relationship with themselves.