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Lukas DeCandido, MA, LAC

Therapist

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“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” – quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Life can be complicated at times no matter whether our road is smooth or bumpy. Therapy can help bridge the gap between uncertainty and clarity. I consider therapy a roadmap;  we begin our journey in one place and connect the dots to reach our destination safely and purposefully. In my practice, therapy is a safe place where the client is met with mutual respect. Together, we help you gain clarity and understanding through therapeutic interventions and strategies that are best suited you. I look forward to meeting you! 

Professional Focus

  • Work with children, adolescents and adults
  • Current or former athletes who struggle with challenging stages of development and injury
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Chronic Illness
  • Lyme Disease

Modality & Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Deep Breathing
  • Client-specific treatment plan 
  • Relaxation strategies 
  • Planning and Scheduling

Personal Interests

  • Playing and watching sports – football, baseball & basketball
  • Saltwater and Freshwater fishing
  • Exercising 
  • Summers at the Jersey Shore and rural Pennsylvania during the fall

Education & Experience

  • MA Mental Health Counseling – Nyack College Alliance Graduate School
  • Collegiate Athlete

To contact Lukas DeCandido, please email newpatient@medpsychnj.com.