Wendy Ludlow

(LCSW, RPT-S)
Therapist Wendy Ludlow Photo

About Me

Wendy Ludlow, LCSW, RPT/S was called to New Mexico from NYC and moved to Santa Fe in 2017. Wendy has been a Play Therapist from the beginning of her career and was a Training Provider for APT in NYC for 20 years. She is an expert in Parent Coaching/Positive behavioral support/student advocacy. Rooted in the teachings of play therapy, Mindfulness and Presence, wendy is also a song writer, musician, artist, and Muse for “Outside of the box”. She has integrated her Role as a Spiritual guide from the study of Traditional and Shamanic teachings with her experiences on the beat as A Social worker in the Bronx, NY for the past 22 years. Motivation and how to use it for pro-social evolution is her message and she will passionately ignite new thought! See Wendy: OmPlay.org


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C-09995 (Expires: 2023-07-01)


Reviews

Written by J.I. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Enenthough I’ve only had 1 sees ion with Wendy she seems to be to me a very empathetic , good hearted , caring person.
She listens attentively and is very non judgmental , I look forward to more sessions with her to continue my healing!

Written by B.E. on Nov 21, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 1 month

Wendy was exactly what my teenage son needed! I am forever grateful to her for providing the support and guidance he needed.

Written by D.A. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Wendy is an excellent therapist. She brings amazing insight. I have learned a lot about myself. She asks very relevant questions causing me to think and look deeper.

Written by J.U. on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Wendy is very calming and down to earth. She is great at listening and great with her responses.

Written by J.E. on Nov 07, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

I've had one session with Wendy So far, and I've really enjoyed it. She responds to my messages quickly, and genuinely wants to hear what I have to say. I've appreciated all her suggestions and have genuinely enjoyed therapy with her.

Written by K.E. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 4 months

Wendy has been great - we have struggled to find time to schedule sessions at times, due to work commitments but Wendy has been very patient and understanding. When we began teen counselling, I was a little concerned that the therapist would “take the side” of our teen but Wendy is very pragmatic and takes a well-balanced approach to maintaining family harmony where the needs and feelings of all family members are understood and respected.

Written by N.O. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks

She listens to me and gives me advice

Written by C.O. on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 1 month on issues concerning anger management

I'm 24. I have had a hand full of counselors in my early years and I never felt I got anything from them. It had been nearly 10 years since I had seen a counselor. I had held the idea the counseling wasn't for me but, I was wanting help and decided I would try counseling again. Wendy made me realize that counseling can actually be helpful. 1st time I got anything from counseling was with Wendy and I'm grateful.

Written by P.A. on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

Wendy is great - responsive, attentive and has good advice to offer as appropriate.

Written by K.A. on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

In the few years of therapy I've had, Wendy has been one of the two only therapists who made me feel understood and actually helped me. I wanted help with my body image issues, understanding how to deal with my helicopter parents, and managing anxious thoughts and Wendy was always there to listen and offer support. I seriously enjoy the exercises we leave for the end of the session for me to practice doing until our next session, it helps turn what we talked about in therapy info actions in real life. If you feel like you haven't found someone you click with yet on teen counseling, definitely give Wendy a shot. She's funny, insightful, and overall a wonderful soul.

Written by Z.O. on Aug 21, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

So far I have been extremely happy with Wendy. I was a bit nervous trying counselling at first, but she really put me at ease and I feel very comfortable talking to her. She listens and understands very well and above just providing advice she’s given me lots of tools to help work on and ground myself in tough situations. She has helped me better understand some of my issues and how to approach them in a healthy way.

Written by J.A. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

Wendy was great help during crisis mode.

Written by H.E. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Wendy has been really great. She is thoughtful and helpful and responds very quickly. She had a lot of knowledge to offer in the line of relationships with significant others and children.

Written by T.A. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Wendy has been attentive, informative, and seems to understand my issues. For someone who has been as skeptical about counseling as I have been, this has been a very favorable experience...

Written by M.A. on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 4 months on issues concerning parenting issues

Wendy "gets me." She raises great questions and is not hesitant to jump in with ideas and options. A great, no a critically important new relationship with lots of self learning opportunity.

Written by C.O. on Jul 04, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have found Wendy incredibly easy to talk to the few times we have spoken. Counseling was difficult for me to seek, and going through the list of counsellors I spotted Wendy and she just stood out to me as someone who would "get" me. I'm thankful for the conversations we have had so far!

Written by D.I. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Wendy has a lovely positive energy.

Written by K.A. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Wendy has been open and accepting of my alternative lifestyle, while helping me to work through past traumas and heal. I can't imagine this journey with any other counselor.

Written by M.I. on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Wendy is a great listener & skilled therapist. I’m learning a lot how to manage my emotions with her tips & she has given me practical ways to practice what we discuss. I’d highly recommend her!

Written by R.Y. on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Wendy is amazing! I hope she can help you like she’s helped me.

Written by K.A. on Jun 03, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

In the short time that I have been speaking with Wendy she has completely transformed my mindset from an unhappy negative one into a positive , happy one. Im so glad to be sharing my journey with Wendy. She's all about the positive vibes ✨

Written by G.A. on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 3 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I always look forward to talking to Wendy and feel better after our sessions. She's great!

Written by J.A. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

She is amazing!!

Written by J.A. on May 16, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Wendy is a phenomenal helper for me and my anxiety that I’ve been dealing with and without her help I feel as if I wouldn’t have made it as far as I have as quick as I have, so I’m very much appreciative of her.

Written by J.O. on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Wendy is empatheric and understanding. She listens attentively and tela me What I need to hear when I need it

Written by D.A. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I am very happy with my counselling experience. Wendy was able to address my issues right from the start. She helped me reevaluate my situation and come up with better strategies, and I started making progress right away. She also suggested making an appointment with my doctor to see if I might benefit from medication. I've gained a lot from our sessions. I highly recommend her!

Written by P.I. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks

i would highly recommend wendy. ive been amazed at how quickly she has understood my situtation and the crux of what is going on. she is kind and understanding and highly perceptive, and for me just the right amount of challenging. im really delighted to have her as my counsellor, im aware it doesnt always happen that you click with your therapist.

Written by B.E. on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

We've only been messaging so far her presentation of her views is excellent. She is supportive of my strengtgs.

Written by S.U. on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love Wendy, she is very supportive and give me a very good advice. Thank youu.

Written by K.I. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

Wendy is a very intuitive and skilled counselor. She was able to identify my needs very quickly and we were off. She gives me multiple options and techniques I can use while always giving me space to express myself. I recommend her whole-heartedly.

Written by L.A. on Mar 28, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

Wendy is the first therapist who has ever made me feel seen and heard. She helps challenge me in the most compassionate way which helps me gain a better understanding of what I’m going through. She is kind, intuitive, creative, and understanding. I’m so grateful for her help in making necessary changes in my life that I once thought weren’t possible. She changed my life and my outlook on therapy.

Written by S.H. on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Working with Wendy has been a really good experience; she is knowledgeable and she has been extremely flexible with the ever changing directions that I've wanted my sessions to go in. She remembers specifics about the topics I discussed with her, and she allows me the time to process the ideas that she presents to me.

Written by A.M. on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Wendy is wonderful. She is honest, great listener, with great suggestions. She reaches out when it’s been a few days since hearing from me but yet she’s not pushy and I appreciate that. Even though this is fully remote it’s all a very comforting experience.

Written by O.L. on Feb 14, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

Wendy is great. Very thoughtful and sweet, always engaged when we talk, and checks in during the week. She listens well and responds to your concerns and helps gently push you to reflect. I’d definitely recommend her!

Written by L.A. on Jan 30, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Wendy has been absolutely wonderful! She is so kind and really listens to what you have to say. Wendy has helped me to grow and given me some excellent tools to help with this process. An excellent counsellor!

Written by H.E. on Jan 23, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Wendy helped me to create new glasses to look through my issues and concerns.

Written by J.A. on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Wendy is such a pleasure to work with. She is absolutely very-open minded, super responsive. Her approach is warm, inviting, easy-going and not forceful. She helped me navigate through with my father/mother family etc trauma, co-dependant issues. I received a lot of insight trust knowing that it’s safe space at all times. The techniques for my slight social anxiety has improved. Nonetheless, I also love her spiritual unconventional side of therapy techniques that help navigate and tap in to other realms. She help provide me with guidance & fair suggestions. Now I have more healing tools, routines to conquer my day to day.

Written by C.A. on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Wendy has been fantastic. Her and I have been able to connect on multiple different topics so it’s really nice to speak with someone who thoroughly understands and has authentic insight. Thank you Wendy!