OUR TEAM

MEET OUR EXTRAORDINARY TEAM OF PASSIONATE WELLNESS EXPERTS

Kimberly Cuccia Meyer, LCSW, RYT, TCTSY/F

OWNER OPERATOR

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Reiki Master, Registered Yoga Teacher, LCSW certified in the Assessment and treatment of Interpersonal Trauma, Co founder of YES program, Creator of Mind Over Mat; children’s mindfulness yoga programming.

kim@chesterwellness.com

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Lesley Figueroa

CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR

I started my yoga journey in 2016 when I began taking classes at Ayo Studio and Wild Soul Yoga. Yoga, to me, is about union and connection as well as spiritual healing. It changed my life by giving me a calm state of mind; as Buddha said, “Let that shit go", I felt grounded, flexible, and balanced. I was hooked on the benefits yoga offered and I knew I had to further my journey by taking a Yoga Teacher Training Program.

I completed my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Program at Happy Buddha, in October 2019, under the guidance and supervision of Kelly Kamm and Charlene Predmore. I am a registered yoga teacher as well as a licensed Esthetician and Reiki master.

I am grateful to have accomplished these achievements and I am eager to share the benefits of these services with a clientele dedicated to self-care. I am ready to fulfill my life’s purpose and continue to grow and learn in this field. In my free time, I enjoy family time with my loving husband, two sons and playing with my dog, Scrappy.

lesley@chesterwellness.com

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Erin Hines, LMSW

CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Are you struggling to establish a meaningful connection with your teen? Observing signs of isolation or withdrawal in your child? Have you been confronted with the challenge of a call from your child’s school, requesting the need for additional support? These manifestations may be indicative of underlying anxiety or depression, necessitating a nuanced approach to emotional intelligence and coping mechanisms. In a collaborative effort with you as the parent, your child, and myself, we will collectively develop a tailored set of goals and a treatment plan aimed at fostering a brighter future.

I obtained my Masters in Social Work  from Ramapo College of New Jersey and hold an active Social Work License in the state of New York. I have worked in a variety of professional settings, including in schools, nursing homes, and hospitals, along with  emergency service and response teams. I also have over six years of experience in a child care setting. My approach is grounded in a nurturing disposition that forms the foundation of my practice.

I have a passion for supporting children and teenagers to help guide them through the complexities of life changes. I place a focal emphasis on establishing a warm and inviting atmosphere, recognizing the inherent intimidation that therapy may pose on many children. My goal is to create a safe space where all children will feel secure as we work towards our treatment goals.

I am committed to guiding your child towards emotional well-being through empathetic and collaborative care. Together, we’ll work towards a brighter future.

erin@chesterwellness.com

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Shari Bernstein, LCSW-R. Co-Consultant

CO-CONSULTANT, PSYCHOTHERAPIST

In my role as a co-facilitator for The Consultation Group, I foster a collaborative and inclusive environment, encouraging participants to share diverse perspectives and experiences. Through structured discussions on clinical cases and ethical dilemmas, we explore best practices and emerging trends in the field. Our sessions are characterized by a commitment to continuous learning, providing therapists with a supportive community for professional growth. As co-facilitator, I emphasize collaboration, empathy, and a dynamic exchange of ideas to ensure a well-rounded and enriching experience for all participants.

shari@chesterwellness.com

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Jacqueline Jimenez, LCSW

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

The therapeutic relationship can be an agent for change and healing. My goal is to establish safety and support so that the client can process and heal from feelings of anxiety, depression, and trauma. Through therapy, we can also work together to develop coping skills and tools to face life’s stressors. As a school social worker for nine years, I have extensive experience with children and families treating symptoms of ADHD, depression, anxiety, grief, and more. In working with children, I believe it is important to use a systems theory approach which includes working with caregivers simultaneously to generalize skills learned in therapy.
I also work with individuals using training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Trauma Informed Care approaches. Overall, my style is person-centered therapy while simultaneously using evidence-based approaches to treat the client. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process where we can work together to achieve therapeutic goals and empower you to find meaning, health, and happiness.

jacqueline@chesterwellness.com

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Jennifer Povill, LCSW

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

A practicing therapist since 2014, I believe in a collaborative partnership to support people living the life they value with greater ease, manageability, and effectiveness. Through my work I have come to learn how prevalent complex trauma and attachment injuries are in our modern culture. My goal in practice is to build connection and confidence, understand personal values and motivations, achieve meaningful relationships, and consequently greater life satisfaction. I work with adults and adolescents dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, substance abuse, and grief. My work is rooted in trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and somatic practices to restore and clarify understanding of mind-body cues and reduce the impact of avoidance and resulting chaos, and confusion.

We humans are incredibly adaptable and will find a way to cope with our circumstances until often, we find our coping strategies may be causing more harm than help. At that point I offer a non-judgmental, empathic space to work together to develop understanding and alternate tools that empower us.

jennifer@chesterwellness.com

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