Carolynn Aristone, MSW, LCSW, CST

Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Ella

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. 

As a client of therapy throughout her life, Carolynn personally understands the experience of moving from pain into healing. Whether she sought help as an individual or as a couple with her spouse, she has been fortunate to experience good, productive, life-changing therapy.

Her therapeutic style blends Eastern and Western philosophies. Through a mindful, compassionate lens, Carolynn uses a three-tiered approach to healing: education, experiential therapy and coaching. This combination helps her clients better understand how their lifelong belief systems keep them stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns, strengthen core relationship skills and heal deep emotional and erotic wounds.

As Founder and Executive Director of CIR, Carolynn creates innovative services to help individuals and couples heal from common relationship problems. She and her team aim to de-stigmatize the therapeutic experience and bring good, productive, life-changing therapy to all clients. She supervises her team 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 has also received a certificate of completion in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training program based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn. She is also an expert author for

When Carolynn isn’t working, she can be found strengthening her mindfulness and meditation practice. She also loves hiking with her spouse and two sons, attending high vibe music concerts, taking singing lessons and laughing…a lot!