Meet The Team

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Carolynn Aristone, MSW, LCSW, CST

Carolynn has been described as “compassionate, insightful, consummately trustworthy, calming”.  As an Intimacy Breakthrough Specialist, Carolynn helps couples breakthrough the barriers that keep them from achieving their highest relationship potential.

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.

Carolynn 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. 

Debra Pilzer, MS, NCC, LPC

Debbie believes that people need a place where they can feel heard, cared for, validated and safe to work through change and healing. Her therapeutic approach empowers her clients to create transformation and develop positive outlooks for their lives.

Debbie specializes in sexual problems, life transitions, blended family concerns, alternative lifestyles and LGBT related issues. She recognizes that intimacy issues can be difficult to discuss and exercises high levels of confidentiality and safety for her clients. She helps put her clients “at ease”.

Debbie’s holistic approach to relationship and sex therapy takes into account various influences such as family, work, faith and the environment at large.

In addition to facilitating Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, she keeps her finger on the therapy pulse by researching and continuing her education in the field of sexual and LGBT health.

Debbie holds a Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University, NJ Clinical Licensure in Professional Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies. She is currently working toward her Ph.D in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Judy Fritz

Judy provides impeccable, compassionate, confidential client care. From the moment you call or email, Judy will handle all of your initial questions. She provides you with important practice information and schedules your first appointment or free consultation. Our “Center” would not be the same without her!

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