About Stephanie

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. She has experience facilitating batterer’s intervention groups utilizing national standards of care and also facilitating the transition to unsupervised visitation for parental unification. She has participated in advocacy and larger systems engagement through collaboration with criminal and family courts, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, school systems, and participated in a Participatory Action Research (PAR) collaboration with community advocates and citizens monitoring domestic violence hearings in Middlesex County.

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 domestic violence victims, perpetrators and children, single- parent and divorced families, youth incarceration and challenges to adulthood, and mass incarceration and income inequality.

She is a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors.

Specialty areas:

Family Therapy: Structural, Bowenian, Strategic
Cultural Context Model
Domestic Violence: Victims, Children and Batterer’s Intervention
Social Justice and Intersectional/Multicultural engagement with all clients
Evolution of Feminist and Diversity Practices
Family Dynamics and Developmental Processes

Relevant work experience:

Stephanie served as a research assistant and conducted qualitative research on the positive outcomes of integrating liberation-based healing strategies with the standard care for treatment in Batterer’s Intervention Programs. Stephanie has presented at national conferences and has presented on domestic violence at in-state organizations of domestic violence seeking information on best practices for perpetrators of domestic violence.


She has completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy 2018

Certified Family Trauma Professional (pending)


The Power of Stories in Counseling, New Jersey City University, Department of Counselor Education, 2018

Advanced Issues in Gender Affirmative Therapy, The Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, 2018

Couples Therapy for Treating Trauma, The Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, 2018

Learning from Affairs, The Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, 2018

Treating Complex Trauma Clients at the Edge, The Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, 2018

What’s New in Psychopharmacology?The Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, 2018

An Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy, The Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, 2016

Professional Presentations:

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

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