Mark Ludwig, MS, ICAADC has been practicing within the fields of counseling and human services since obtaining his first Master’s degree in 2002. Clients who work with Mark will tell you that he meets and accepts them where they are, allowing for a self- exploration and sense of empowerment that only this approach can provide. Discomfort can be managed in a variety of ways, and through life’s influence, trial and error, we develop approaches that range from healthy and helpful to dangerous and destructive. When our methods of coping with pain and discomfort interfere in one’s life, they can bring additional psychological, emotional and physical pain, ranging from minor anxiety to experiencing utter despair, impacting not only the individual but also their family/social support systems.
Clients who work with Mark explore and develop meaningful and achievable goals, are supported through their process, and own the results of their efforts. Social support system members are engaged in the process when appropriate, but only when preferred by the client being served.
Mark’s lengthy history of treating those struggling with addiction, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, co-dependency, domestic abuse, eating disorders, trauma, grief/loss and behavioral disorders, has allowed him to draw from a variety of treatment styles and approaches. Focusing on authenticity, empathic understanding and compassion, Mark offers clients a place where they can feel safe to explore life experience without judgment.
Mark previously served as a full-time Instructor at Central Connecticut State University, as Clinical Director of Hartford Healthcare’s Residential Addiction Services, and most recently as Clinical Director at Steps to Recovery in Levittown, PA, aiding clients at the Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and General Outpatient levels of care. Mark is an active member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and of Chi Sigma Iota, the International Counseling Academic and Professional Honors Society.