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About Our NY Therapy Services

Wendy Ludlow, LCSW, RPT-S Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor

 

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Ms. Ludlow is a licensed clinical social worker, and a registered play therapist-supervisor with specialized training in the treatment of children, adolescents, and families. She is also specialized in mindful cognitive behavioral therapy and works with adults of all ages. She is in the process of developing a model of treatment called Energy Systems Therapy with colleagues David Francis Price (See EnergyWorlds.com) and Joanna Infeld which incorporates energy work into psychotherapy.She graduated with honors from The University of Texas and has been providing psychotherapy for over fifteen years and currently has a practice in North Riverdale in the Bronx.

Teens & Adults

Ms. Ludlow has extensive training and experience working with teens (especially girls), young women and adults coping with transitions, relationship issues, traumatic histories, as well as self-confidence and overall development. Although her experience includes working on three in-patient psychiatric units with teens and adults where she ran art, music, and relaxation therapy groups, Ms. Ludlow also studied at The Albert Ellis Institute in NYC and is well versed in coaching strategies to support already successful people in achieving their highest goals.

Media and Training

As a speaker, consultant, and trainer for agencies, corporate and academic settings Ms. Ludlow is known for her down to earth communication style, sense of humor, and ability to engage people in a process of perception expansion.  Utilizing videos of her work, experiential exercises, and story telling Ms. Ludlow is known for engaging audiences in  lively interaction.

Play Therapy for Children

As a registered play therapist-supervisor Ms. Ludlow has received 17 years of post-graduate supervision and training by the National Association of Play Therapy. Ms. Ludlow’s accomplishments include: presenting on play therapy at both national and international conferences, training teachers in a village in India, serving as an expert witness for children in foster care and in custody challenges, the development of an intensive family therapy program, supervision of graduate interns from Columbia and Fordham University, and the development of a play therapy program in both a special needs pre-school and an elementary school.

Ms. Ludlow co-authored a chapter on group therapy for children experiencing divorce published in the revised edition of “Short Term Play Therapy”, Edited by Dr. Heidi Kaduson and Dr. Charles Schafer. Ms Ludlow is Past President of The New Jersey Association for Play Therapy and has served as editor for both the New Jersey and the New York Associations for Play therapy newsletters. She is currently co-authoring a book on Energy Systems Therapy, release date TBA.

Ms. Ludlow has earned three degrees from: Austin College in Sherman, Texas (BA in Psychology); McGill University in Montreal Quebec, Canada (Special BSW); and The University of Texas at Arlington (MSSW) and is a provider for continuing education credits for The Association For Play Therapy. She is a mother of two children, and lives with her family in The Bronx, NY although she travels frequently to Phonecia in the CatSkill Mountains.

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