Angela DeCandia Vitoria


Angela DeCandia Vitoria


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 44SC05364800
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Sessions range from $140 (with an associate) to $225 (with founder and director)


311 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042

My Approach to Helping

Marriage Counseling can help you transform conflict to closeness.
If you are hurting we can help. We have treated hundred's of couples with a highly specialized form of Marriage Counseling. We get beneath the anger, frustration and hurt - and help you re-connect and find that unique bond that brought you together. Healing and strengthening this bond allows you to resolve bitter conflict and create the closeness and intimacy that often gets lost when people get "stuck" in negative communication, long term conflict or stress, lack of physical intimacy, even infidelity or trauma.

At Essex Counseling Associates, we specialize Couples Therapy based on Emotionally Focused Therapy - EFT. EFT is highly effective form of relationship counseling backed by over 25 years of research. For over two decades 90 % of couples completing Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) significantly improve their relationship, and 70-75% experience complete relationship recovery.
For Couples:
EFT is different from other methods of relationship therapy is that couples experience continued relationship growth even after ending therapy!
EFT can help you to:
*improve communication
*prevent disagreements from spiraling out of control
*express your needs and respond to your partner's needs *create security, heal long-standing hurt and create trust
*repair damage: affairs, loss, intense stress and conflict
*regain emotional and physical intimacy

EFT is a short term model of 15 - 24 sessions -depending on the couple. Many of the couples I work with find that even after the first few sessions - they are communicating more, arguing less, and connecting to each other's needs and feelings through a different lens. Whether you are just starting out and need pre-marital therapy or have been married for years - EFT is a highly effective way to transform conflict and regain closeness.

Family Counseling can help with, Step Family transition, Parenting, School Problems, Behavior Issues.
Our approach is to combine seeing the full family - with parent coaching sessions, sibling sessions and between session follow up. When one person struggles - the whole family feels it, so we work with all of the relevant relationships to help you feel relief and progress.

EFT is also HIGHLY effect form of counseling for Individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, lack of motivation and life transitions.
In individual therapy - we use the safety of the therapeutic relationship to explore issues that keep you from feeling well and being your best.

More Info About My Practice

Though we do not accept insurance, Many of our clients receive partial or full reimbursement for psychotherapy from their health insurance (depending on the plan / contract). We give you a statement after each session to submit to your insurance carrier. It is advisable to contact them directly to learn what type of coverage you have so that you can make an informed decision.

Angela DeCandia Vitoria is the Founder and Clinical Director at Essex Counseling Associates. She is a Certified EFT therapist and Certified EFT Supervisor, teaches and supervises the work of psychotherapists throughout the tri-state area learning the EFT model. She is also on the faculty of The Graduate School of Rutgers University teaching Advanced Courses in the Masters Program in Clinical Social Work.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adult survivor's of childhood sexual abuse, adults with chronic illness (general), Adults with auto-immune disorders - Fibromyalgia, Infertility, IVF, Adoption, Foreign Adoption, Blended Families, Sudden Complicated Grief, PTSD, Life Transitions (new baby, empty nest, return to dating after divorce, widow/widowers)

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Theraplay
  • Yoga Therapy

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