Bio: Dan Ludwig LCSW ACSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified teacher in St. Louis, MO with over 35 years of experience. The bulk of my employment has involved combining counseling/therapy and education with primarily disadvantaged youth and young adults. The classroom is an ideal setting to explore obstacles to growth and problem solve new choices and paths.
In my practice, my main approach involves Reality Therapy/Control Theory (Dr. Bill Glasser), which is closely related to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I found this form of therapy to be very successful and easy to understand. I believe people can change their behavior when they change their thoughts.
I am a life long endurance runner/triathlete (two – Hawaiian Ironman finishes) and an avid outdoorsman. I know what the power of exercise, experiential education games, outdoor activities, and fresh air can have in on a person and his/her outlook on life. I believe in setting goals for yourself, no matter how small, and going for it!
I am impressed that you are taking time to select a therapist as it demonstrates that you are beginning your journey to self-improvement.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Control Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Men's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LCSW 001585
I've only had two 30 minute sessions with Dan. During the sessions he had a healthy balance of listening and adding advice. He does not seem confined to his modality of therapy. He comes across as wanting to help, and I do think that he is helping me. Good work Dan.
Written on Jul 04, 2022 after therapy with Danny for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Danny is great! Always helpful and supportive. Thank you for everything.
Written on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Danny for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I loved working with Dan! Awesome guy and he really helped me through a rough patch in my life. He is understanding, inspiring, and a great listener!
Written on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Danny for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd