Nikki Townsend,LMSW

Nikki Townsend,LMSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Chris Starpoli, LCSW, 44SC05335700
Primary Credential: LSW - 44SL07037800
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • High Mark
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • TrustMark
  • Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc.
  • UMR
  • United
  • United Health Care
  • United Healthcare Student Resources
Fees: $100-$200 per session, free 15-minute consultation
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Resilience Lab
Newark, New Jersey 07102

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My Approach to Helping

Imagine having a compassionate guide who can help you explore your emotions and empower you to lead a more fulfilling life.

You can expect a warm, empathetic, and nonjudgmental environment where you can freely express yourself. I strive to create a safe space where you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I will actively listen to you, seeking to understand your unique perspective and challenges. Together, we will explore your concerns, goals, and aspirations. I will encourage open and honest communication, allowing the therapeutic alliance to flourish. Ultimately, my goal is to support you in gaining self-awareness, building resilience, and fostering personal growth.

More Info About My Practice

Through my years of school, volunteer work, and internships, I have always been passionate about helping underserved communities find resources and help. I have done a lot of work with incarcerated individuals assisting them with re-entering society and working through the challenges they face. Social justice and equality within our communities are vital and everyone should be given the resources to thrive along with an equal opportunity in life. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers which allows me to stay up to date on what is happening within this field as well as in the world and gives me opportunities to attend events to further my knowledge on specific topics.

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Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with young children and adults who are motivated to make positive changes in their everyday life. I work with a wide range of mental health challenges such as life transitions, anxiety, and depression.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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