Elisabeth Counselman Carpenter
PhD, Adelphi University
Advanced clinical practice with children and families, play/art therapy, developmental parenting models, LGBTQ individual and group practice intervention and treatment, disabilities advocacy
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Dr. Beth Counselman Carpenter is a clinician and educator in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and New York City. Dr. Counselman Carpenter maintains a private practice working with children, adolescents and adults with a focus on treating trauma, mood disorders and developmental life concerns through psychodynamic, play, art and other expressive therapies. She also consults with local schools, mental health agencies and nature centers on developing community-based programs for children, community crisis management for issues surrounding grief and loss and provides parent guidance training. She served as a bereavement consultant for ABC News for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. Dr. Counselman Carpenter has conducted program development, curriculum design, consulting and currently facilitates groups for the Triangle Community Center which focuses on providing services for the LGBTQ population.
She has taught Diagnosis and Assessment, Substance Abuse Treatment and other practice focused courses before joining the faculty at CCSW. Her research interests focus on mothering children born unexpectedly with disabilities, feminist parenting models, late-in-life coming out issues within the LGBTQ community and expressive arts trauma treatment.
Dr. Counselman Carpenter has a BA from the University of Richmond, an MSW from New York University and a PhD in Social Work from Adelphi University.