John Viterito


John Viterito is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in the field of counseling since 1982. He attended Long Island University where he received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1979. It was his studies in philosophy (with concentrations in Cartesian rationalism and a senior seminar in Sartrian existentialism) that set the foundation for his interest in counseling and psychotherapy. His initial intent was to pursue a doctoral degree in philosophy but decided he wanted to apply his interest in philosophy to helping others. While completing his master’s and post-master’s specialist degrees in counselor education at LIU, he was introduced to the theories of Albert Ellis and Viktor Frankl, allowing him to understand and apply what he had studied as an undergraduate philosophy student to those seeking help with personal concerns. He has completed post-graduate training at the Albert Ellis Institute in NYC, holding “Diplomate in Rational Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy” and faculty status with the Institute. He went on to complete his Diplomate Clinician credential at the Viktor Frankl Institute in 2013. His clinical interests are the application of cognitive-behavioral practices integrated with existential and meaning oriented philosophy and psychotherapy. His work experience has included college mental health counseling, employee assistance program counseling, private practice, and professional consultation to licensed professionals in private and group psychotherapy settings. Presently an adjunct professor in the Counselor Education program at Kean University (where he introduces the theories of Viktor Frankl and Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (LTEA) to students in all his classes), he is licensed to practice professional counseling in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is a National Certified Counselor and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (Ret.), and is an Approved Clinical Supervisor with the Center for Credentialing & Education. He supervises clinicians working towards their Diplomate Clinician credential through the VFIL.

Teaching Methods

Email: No
Telephone: Yes
Online (Skype, Zoom, etc.): Yes
Group (maximum of 6)
On-Site, place to be announced: No
Online (Skype, Zoom, Etc.): Yes