Emily Ludwig

Emily Ludwig (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Welcome. I am an experienced therapist, providing compassionate, trauma-informed care to individuals seeking healing and meaningful change.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

5034462746

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $150-$175

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2003

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

I have extensive experience working with adults dealing with all forms of anxiety, as well as depression, trauma and Complex PTSD, relationship issues, substance use and behavior addictions, concerns about self-esteem and self-acceptance, and grief/bereavement. Whether this is the first time you are seeking therapy, or whether you are looking for a new provider with whom to continue your growth, my focus is on meeting you where you are with warmth, skillfulness, and non-judgment.

My Background and Approach

Having been trained in a number of therapeutic modalities, including Internal Family Systems (IFS) and EMDR, I utilize a wide range of cognitive, somatic, and mindfulness-based tools and interventions in my practice. I emphasize self-compassion concepts and encourage a balance between support/acceptance and growth-oriented change. I also believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of effective therapy, and that feeling safe, heard, and understood is paramount. Therefore, in addition to the variety of interventions I use, I prioritize authenticity and ensure that my practice remains client-centered, strength-based, and trauma-informed.

My Values as a Therapist

I believe each one of us can benefit from therapy. We all go through struggles at times, either following loss or trauma, or without a clear cause. Physical ailments or pain, conflicts in relationships, or a nagging sense of discontentment may prompt us to seek support. It is when we are in struggle that we tend to be hard on ourselves; self-compassion can be especially difficult to access. However, with awareness and acceptance of our needs, healing begins. I believe we are each equipped with the inherent capacity to grow, in order to live the lives we ultimately want, and gaining insight and tools through therapy makes the journey easier. After 19 years practicing, I continue to feel in awe of my clients. I have deep respect for each person I see, and I treasure the connections made. I strive to create an environment that feels safe and welcoming, and that supports vulnerability, authenticity, and healing. Witnessing my clients' growth continues to be a privilege and an honor.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • EMDR External link

    I am EMDRIA trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy. I use this approach, often in tandem with IFS (see below), with clients working to heal the impact of acute trauma as well as the effects of longer term complex and relational trauma.

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    I am level one trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS), and have been working with this model for nearly four years. Weaving mindfulness and self-compassion with the concept of multiplicity, this model is unique, accessible, and very powerful in its efficacy. Many of my clients tend to be drawn toward IFS, finding it intuitive and holistic.

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) External link

    I have extensive training in DBT, having co-led DBT skills training groups (and co-leading a DBT program) for six years, while offering individual DBT therapy for 12 years. I have a deep understanding of complex trauma (and CPTSD), and have seen the combination of mindfulness and CBT that DBT brings, lead to improved self-understanding, increased capacity to regulate emotions and manage distress, and much healthier relationships for many clients.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    I have much training and experience with ACT therapy, and find this most helpful for clients who struggle with overthinking or feeling stuck repeating patterns in their lives. Through clarifying what is most important to them, and lining this up with manageable action steps, making desired change becomes much easier.

  • Addiction Therapy External link

    I have a CADC I, and have been providing dual diagnosis care (MH and addiction treatment) for the last 15 years. I work with clients in all stages of change-- those curious about their relationship with substances but not ready for change, those seeking change, and those already active in recovery. Many of the clients I see are also dealing with co-dependency, or navigating the particular stressors that arise when loving someone with behavior addictions or substance dependence.

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