Mark Ludwig, MA, LMFT, MS, ICAADC, CCTP, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Coordinator for the Buckingham location, has been practicing within the fields of counseling and human services since 2001, obtaining two Master’s degrees, the second in Marriage and Family Therapy from La Salle University. Children, teen and adult 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. Seeking assistance to learn about, manage symptoms, explore change, or maintain methods of support are all dynamics Mark can assist you with.
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 offers individual, couples and family therapy at intensive, less intensive, and maintenance level intervals. Focusing on authenticity, empathic understanding and compassion, Mark offers clients a place where they can feel safe to explore life experience without judgment.
Mark’s lengthy history of treating those struggling with addiction, relationship issues, parenting, anxiety, OCD, depression, co-dependency, self-harm, domestic abuse, eating disorders, trauma, grief/loss, behavioral disorders, ADHD and LGBTQ+ dynamics, has allowed him to draw from a variety of treatment styles and approaches.
Mark previously served as a full-time Instructor at Central Connecticut State University, as Intervention Specialist and Program Manager at Wheeler Clinic, as Clinical Director of Hartford Healthcare’s Detoxification and 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.
Thank you for visiting me! In addition to my daily clinical work and team building, I am kept incredibly busy by amazing, energetic, thoughtful and social children. Several years ago, my partner of 15 years, and I decided to move to Pennsylvania from Connecticut. Since that time, we have been able to make wonderful friends, make our home and create a life authentic to ourselves and the values we hold dear. I take great pride in being an LGBTQ+ ally, working in the ED and addiction recovery fields, working with families and couples, and blending clinical services I offer with both the latest research and my life experience.
If you get to know me, you will likely get to know my dog, as well as my history growing up on a farm town, raising goats, rabbits, and having more fun than a kid should be allowed. Some of my other great loves include traveling, camping, hiking, skiing, music, especially playing the drums and guitar, and auto racing.