Stacy Anne Pinto

Clinical Assistant Professor; Faculty w/ Admin

What I do

I am a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology, and Program Director for the SchoolCounseling@Denver online degree program.


Queer issues across the lifespan, intersectionality, labeling, inclusive environments

Professional Biography

After earning a BA in Psychology from Marist College, I received both my MA in School Counseling and PhD in Counselor Education from Montclair State University. My experience spans a variety of counseling settings, including K-12 and higher education environments, and both in-home and community-based mental health services. Prior to joining the faculty at DU, I served as both an administrator and adjunct instructor at Montclair State University. I am a National Certified Counselor, and both a certified School Counselor and Licensed Associate Counselor in the State of New Jersey, as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Colorado. My interests include intersectionality, queer issues across the lifespan, sexual identity labeling and language, and the creation of nurturing counseling and educational environments across settings.


  • Ph.D., Counselor Education, Montclair State University, 2018
  • Certificate, Advanced Counseling, Montclair State University, 2012
  • MA, Counseling, Montclair State University, 2010
  • BA, Psychology, Marist College, 2007

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
  • School Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Licensed Associate Counselor

Professional Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association
  • American School Counselor Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities
  • Colorado Counseling Association
  • Colorado School Counselor Association

Featured Publications


  • All in for ace youth
  • An introduction to the Intersectional Labeling Framework
  • Counseling sexual minority identified clients: Implications for training and supervision
  • Emphasizing intersections: Teaching counselors to leverage intersecting identities
  • School counselor onboarding


  • Excellence in Teaching Award, North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision