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About Beth

Beth Counselman Carpenter, Ph.D MSW, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist currently in private practice in Norwalk, CT. Beth holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Richmond, a Masters in Clinical Social Work from New York University and a Ph.D in social work from Adelphi University. Her recently published dissertation focused on the lived experience of mothers whose children were born unexpectedly with Down Syndrome. In addition to her private practice, Beth has worked as a clinician on an inpatient psychiatric hospital unit and in a family service agency setting. Dr. Counselman-Carpenter is also an adjunct faculty member at Adelphi University with experience teaching Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis as well as Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment.

Her post-graduate studies include extensive training in CBT, DBT, play therapy, art and creative expressions and Sandplay Therapy. Currently, Beth works with adults, adolescents and children in individual, family and group modalities. She also presents to local community organizations such as the Junior League of Stamford/Norwalk, Stepping Stones museum and Norwalk Community College on such topics as stress management, play therapy, bereavement, creativity and team building. Beth has also written for Play Therapy Magazine, American Psychological Association's Group Therapy Newsletter and the East Coast Sandplay Journal.

In 2011, Beth served as the pediatric bereavement consultant for ABC News: A Special Edition of 20/20 -- Remembrance and Renewal: 10 Years After the 9/11 Attacks. She also serves as a consultant and group facilitator at the Triangle Community Center in Norwalk, CT and serves on the Ridgefield Crisis Team, a first response mental health team that supports the local community after community crises.

Beth specializes in treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, insomnia, chronic illness, grief and bereavement, life change issues, such as moving, divorce and job concerns as well as postpartum depression, early childhood issues and LGBTQ issues such as the coming out process and pre and post-operative transition support.
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