Our staff is dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing space for children of all ages. Our mission is to promote positive self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and assist children to become healthy from the inside out.  

Cheryl Kasper, MSW, LCSW:

Cheryl her Master of Social Work Degree from Rutgers University in 1996. She is currently a New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Cheryl is the owner of Ocean County Social Skills, her private practice Cheryl Kasper, LCSW and Yoga 4 Kids all located in Toms River.

Cheryl has been working with children and adolescents for over 20 years. She has extensive training in crisis intervention. Cheryl worked for 14 years in the Jackson Township School District as a School Social Worker for the Child Study Team. She was also on the District’s Crisis Team. She is currently a member of the Ocean County Traumatic Loss Coalition.

Cheryl specializes in working with children and adolescents with ADHD, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Trauma, Emotional/Behavioral Issues, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders and an array of other mental health issues. She also works with adults with a wide array of clinical disorders including anxiety, depression and grief. She is trained in Sand Play Therapy, Neurofeedback and EMDR. She is a certified children’s yoga teacher.

Addie King, LAC:

Addie graduated from Monmouth University with a Master Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2013. She has worked at Ocean Mental Health Services with adult clients as a case manager until 2010 then in their Crisis Diversion Program.

Addie currently works as a private therapist with both adults and children at Cheryl Kasper, LCSW. She also works as a caseworker and counselor at a local adoption agency where she works with birthparents, adoptees and adoptive families through the adoption process. Previously, she worked as an outpatient clinician and in-home therapist, counseling children and adolescents referred through NJ Children’s System of Care.

Addie is trained as a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. She is also trained in Sand Play Therapy. Her expertise includes working with children and adults with Depression, ADHD, Anxiety, Trauma, Bipolar Disorder and those struggling with various life transitions. She is a certified children’s yoga teacher.

Brittany Kieslor, LSW:

Brittany received her Masters of Social Work Degree from Monmouth University with a specialization in Clinical Practice with Children and Families. She is currently a New Jersey Licensed Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers along with Association for Play Therapy.
Brittany currently works as a private therapist with both adults and children at Cheryl Kasper, LCSW. She is also a school social worker at a Charter school in Asbury park.
Previously Brittany worked for Community YMCA as an Outpatient Clinician working with children 3 to 18 years old in agency offices and elementary schools. She provided individual counseling such as play therapy to children (ages 3-12) and counseling for adolescents (ages 13-18). Brittany also worked with Children on the Autism Spectrum for three years as an ABA therapist. She also has done many trainings including social skills training, parent training for children with challenging behaviors, and family therapies to help rebuild toxic relationships.
Brittany’s expertise is in play therapy, Sand Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy. She has vast experience working with children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Attachment Problems, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar, Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and diverse forms of trauma. She is a certified children’s yoga teacher.

Kristen Cladek, LSW:

Kristen graduated Fordham University with her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2016.

Kristen has worked with children and teens in a variety of settings. Kristen is currently the Social Skills Coordinator at Ocean County Social Skills. She is also currently working at LADACIN Networks Lehmann Center in their adult program. Previously, Kristin worked for the State of New Jersey in the Division of Disability Services. She is trained in SandPlay therapy. She is a certified children’s yoga teacher.

                                                         

Tara Boyle, LAC, NCC

Tara has a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Monmouth University. She is currently a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She also holds a certification as a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher which she completed through Bodhi Yoga Academy.
Tara currently works full-time at Preferred Behavioral Health practicing psychotherapy with adults in an intensive outpatient program. Previously, she worked at Ocean Partnership for Children (CMO) doing in-home case management with children and families. She also has extensive experience working with children and teens who have developmental disabilities. Tara is experienced in working with a variety of mental health diagnoses in different settings with people of all ages. She has taught yoga in fitness classes, private lessons and events. She is interested in combining aspects of counseling and yoga to provide the greatest benefit to the people she works with and to help them figure out what works best for each of them.

Jeanne Kowalski:

Jeanne is a mom of 2 who has found her passion in helping others. She is a Certified Kids Yoga Instructor, Certified Crystal Healer, and a Light Worker. Jeanne has an amazing way of connecting with others!

 

 

Mariam Roman

Mariam Graduated with a BA in Child Psychology from University of Minnesota. She then went on to earn her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University.

Mariam enjoys collecting shells, painting, coloring, self care and practicing yoga. She is a certified children’s yoga instructor.

Nikki Anderson

Nikki is a rising Senior in college at Susquehanna University where she is the Vice President and Intermediate and Advanced ballet choreographer of her Dance Corps. A Toms River local, Nikki has been practicing yoga and self-awareness meditation for 4 years and just wants to share her knowledge of body, mind, & soul with a cool and energizing atmosphere

Lisa Pepper

Born and raised in New Jersey, Lisa is a Certified and Insured Group/Aqua Fitness Instructor with AAAI/ISMA and a Certified Generation Pound/ Pound Pro. in addition to , Lisa is also a Licensed Massage Therapist. Her friendly, outgoing personality and her passion for life and her love for Pound makes her an incredible instructor who isn’t afraid to get loud and Rock. Come join her for a Pound class and Unleash YOUR Inner Rock Star

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Yoga 4 Kids is a unique yoga studio for kids only! Our yoga teachers are licensed clinical therapists. Our philosophy is that kids require to be “Healthy From The Inside Out!”

At Yoga 4 Kids, our yoga classes are infused with empowerment, mindfulness, breath work and social skills.

We empower kids to be the best version of themselves through challenging yoga poses, self-awareness, managing stress through breath work, and cooperation in working together and group work.

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