Welcome to BetterHelp counseling, a meaningful step in the direction of recovering your birthright of peace and happiness. It is a delight and joy to be with you on your path - the path of the courageous to the warrior! Be it shorter stroll or longer journey, I look forward to discovering what it brings you in the here-and-now and what directions you would like to go.
I have over 19 years of varied counseling history. I have experience working with a wide range of people and their problem. They range from autistic spectrum disorder, normal human development (to include relationship formation and maintenance - not to mention heart break and recovery), chronic and acute pain problems, sexual dysfunction (eg inability to engage in enjoyable sex) and sexual addiction, mood problems, PTSD, and the far reaching effects that these have on others. I have both inpatient hospital, outpatient clinical experience, and the skill set to bridge the two. I have worked in hospice, private hospitals, private clinics, military installations, chiropractic offices, and private practice.
I have a considerable and well-developed tool box to help you in short-term situations. I also have considerable skill in systemic unconscious problems (AKA karma problems), family systems, and life-time problems. These may even be trans-generational. I enjoy helping people convert life hardships into life lessons and blessings. It may be difficult to imagine. However, like Maya Angelou said, "A person is a product of their dreams. So be sure to dream great dreams. And then try to live your dreams." I look forward to both hearing the dream, perhaps ending the nightmare to experience a clearer dream, and to walking with you till your dreams become your reality.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Dr Ludwig has helped me through a stretch of really bad times throughout the last 4 years. I thank him that I’m still alive.
Written on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with Phillip for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management
Dr. Ludwig had a very profound impact on my life. With his help, I am on a life long path of understanding towards being, with a solid skill set to handle the challenges of life. No one else has ever helped me understand 'me' more than he has. It feels like a true gift every session having the opportunity to talk with him and learn from his wisdom.
Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Phillip for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching
Dr. Ludwig has changed my existence. During the darkest time of my life and facing multiple challenges at once, his counseling and guidance has allowed me to find myself through it all and be thankful for the challenges I faced, as they shook me back to life and put me back in touch with my truer self.
Rather than trying to analyze my difficulties and find solutions to them via cookie cutter methods, Dr. Ludwig helped me find my stronger, deeply intuitive self and empowered me to find my own solutions, and also learn to let go of the need to be in control of every outcome. He also helped me be present in my body, which has been a true blessing in managing my anxiety. More importantly, his approach and support has brought joy and presence back into my life, which in my opinion is the ultimate road to being happy.
He is one quirky cookie of a counselor, and a true gift to the world.
Thank you Doc!
Written on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Phillip for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dr. Ludwig has helped me immensely in this new found challenging time. Great perspectives and thought provoking. Thank you so much Dr Ludwig!
Written on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Phillip for 2 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem
Dr. Ludwig is an extremely intelligent and empathic counselor. He does a wonderful job of communicating and sharing his knowledge in a calm and understanding manner. Truly has made my first time speaking and seeking help so easy and convenient within my schedule. Just so grateful!
Written on Oct 01, 2020 after therapy with Phillip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Ludwig is a phenomenal counselor who is really doing a great job of helping me on my road to recovery for sexual addiction. I know I still have a lot more to go but I am optimistic for the future.
Written on Sep 19, 2020 after therapy with Phillip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd