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Lukas DeCandido, MA, LAC

“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! 

Lukas DeCandido

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

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