Stephanie Carpizo, LPC
Stephanie completed her undergraduate education at Rutgers University and attained a Master’s degree from Kean University in Counselor Education. She completed her post-graduate training at the Institute for Family Services and trained under live-supervision in family systems theory with a focus on liberatory healing practices with a diverse client population. She also completed standards for training approved by the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women.
Stephanie has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families using various theoretical models and techniques. Stephanie draws from diverse theoretical orientations in her clinical work and is experienced working with a broad range of presenting problems, including counseling and substance abuse assessments for individuals and their families, counseling for LGBTQ individuals and their families, counseling for adults and children affected by domestic violence and/or trauma, single- parent and divorced families, as well as children, teens, and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and self-harm.
She is a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. Stephanie recently completed her training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and will be facilitating a group for family members of individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.
- Panic Disorder
- Families and Couples
- Children and Adolescents
- Chronic Pain
- Social Justice
- Batterer’s Intervention and Parental Reunification
- Self-harm (DBT)
- Families of individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder
Stephanie’s Specialty Areas:
Stephanie is a Brainspotting practitioner who guides those in therapy to reprocess negative events and retrain emotional reactions. Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting works with the deep brain and the body through its direct access to the autonomic and limbic systems within the body’s central nervous system.
Stephanie completed her Post Graduate training at the Institute for Family Services and trained under live-supervision in family therapy with a focus on social justice among a diverse client population. She also completed standards for training approved by the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women.
Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Stephanie uses various mindfulness and body-awareness techniques to increase life satisfaction measures and decrease any symptoms of anxiety and depression. She integrates principles of cognitive behavior therapy with various mindfulness techniques to bridge mind and body awareness.
Training and Certifications
Post Graduate Training in Family Therapy and the Cultural Context Model
Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy
National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavior Medicine
American Counseling Association
Kean University, Counselor Education Department, Union, NJ: “Expanding on Traditional Therapeutic Practices, 2018
Liberation-Based Healing Conference, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter, NY: “A Young Scholar’s Presentation”, 2016
White Privilege Conference, Philadelphia, PA: “Planting Seeds of Equity for our Youth”, 2016