Carolynn Aristone, MSW, LCSW, CST
Carolynn has been described as “compassionate, insightful, consummately trustworthy, calming”. She and her team help couples tap into the heart and soul of intimacy. Together, they help lay the groundwork for couples to create Exceptional Relationships.
Bearing witness to her parent’s own marital struggles and divorces as well as overcoming intimacy obstacles in her own 20+ year marriage, she has first-hand experience on what it takes to create a strong, meaningful, intimate life – emotionally, physically and sexually.
As Founder of CIR, Carolynn strives to create innovative services to meet the needs of all couples, from DIY classes to full immersion programs. She supervises her staff members through all aspects of client care ensuring the highest levels of compassion, professionalism and clinical integrity.
Carolynn holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University, NJ Clinical Licensure in Social Work, Certification from The Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia, Clinical Certification in Sex Therapy from the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and Certification in Clinical Social Work Supervision from the National Association of Social Workers. Carolynn is also an expert author for GoodTherapy.org.
When Carolynn isn’t working, she can be found enjoying the outdoors with her husband and two sons, attending high energy music concerts or laughing…a lot!
Carolynn’s preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.
Debra Pilzer, MS, LPC, NCC
Described as “a great soul” by clients, Debbie believes that authentic connection sits at the heart of a healthy relationship. She teaches couples how to navigate the push and pull of trust, intimacy, communication and sexual engagement.
Debbie believes that good couples therapy involves supporting each partner to find their unique voice within the shared relationship. She creates an environment where each partner learns to listen, empathize and validate their partner’s perspectives. Using evidence-based research from the Gottman Institute, sex therapy and mindfulness techniques, Debbie teaches clients how to create a meaningful relationship and life.
Debbie’s non-judgmental and inclusive approach welcomes clients with sensitive issues related to sexuality, open relationships, betrayal as well as the LGBTQIA community. She is also passionate about leading a mindful life, both personally and in her work with clients.
Debbie holds a Masters of Science degree from Capella University and is certified in the Gottman Method, an evidence based treatment for treating couples issues. She is also pursuing her Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy degree from NorthCentral University.
In her spare time, Debbie is a Ballroom dancer and competes in many national competitions on the East Coast.
Debbie’s preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.
Beth Marciano, Client Care Specialist
Known as Carolynn’s “right hand”, Beth might as well call herself an administrative ninja! Beth helps ensure our clients transition smoothly into our practice. She provides impeccable and compassionate client care. She handles all initial questions and concerns, paperwork, scheduling free consults and appointments and overall quality care for our clients. Beth also holds confidentiality in high regard and helps our team ensure HIPAA compliance. Beth’s role helps free up our clinicians to do the work they do best: provide high quality therapy.
When Beth isn’t working, she can be found volunteering in the community at a variety of events or cheering on her teenagers at their numerous sports activities.
Beth’s preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.