Dr. Ludden has more than twenty five years experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics in individual, marital, family, and group in the field of counseling and mental health services. Her experience includes consulting in inpatient psychiatric and hospitals, medical/surgical hospitals, nursing homes, pain management clinics, and private practice.
She has served as a psychologist and director of a Christian counseling center for eight years and as a psychologist and manager for the employee assistance program for Methodist Hospitals of Dallas. She has served as assistant director of The Galaxy Center for children and families and assistant director of testing, orientation, and school relations for Texas A&M Commerce. Additionally, Dr. Ludden has been an Instructor for Dallas County Community College District, El Centro Project ADEPT (Adult Disadvantaged Education Program Training, on the job.) and Mountain View Community College Human Development Resouces, including Career Development, she also has a contract with a state and federal agency.
Dr. Ludden has served on The Board of Trustees, Meadowview School for Learning Differences, The Board of Directors, Veterans Workshop of Texas, Inc., to promote vocational and rehabilitation of disabled and/or homeless American Veterans, 1993 to 1995, and on the Advisory Board, Prescription Drug Abuse, Charlton Methodist Hospital.
Dr. Ludden's experience includes specializing in career testing and counseling for high school students, college students, and in career transition for adults. She also has experience in Personnel Screening, Executive Coaching, and Outplacement Testing and Counseling.
She is founder and president of The Ludden Group, P.C. The group provides neuropsychological testing, psychological testing and evaluations for medical procedures, pain management, and counseling in outpatient private practice and in nursing homes, and hospitals. The group practice also conducts disability evaluations, accepts Worker's Compensation, and Vocational Rehabilitaion clients. They also specialize in working with substance abuse disorders.
We have a great team of counselors and psychologist:
Stephen Chock, Ph.D., Licensed Neuropsychologist
Dr. Chock is a neuropsychologist with over 35 years of experience in counseling and assessment of neurologic and personal functioning. He practiced rehabilitation neuropsychology on the brain injury unit at Baylor Rehab-Dallas for over 17 years. He has taught and supervised counselors-in-training at the Minirth-Meier Clinic and Dallas Theological Seminary since 1989. As a Medicare and Health & Behavior provider, he also consults at churches, universities, and nursing & rehabilitation facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
A former track and cross country coach, Dr. Chock was born and raised in Hawaii where he began his career as a drug education counselor in the public schools. He interned at Minneapolis VA Medical Center and externships and residencies at St. Cloud VAMC and Ohio State University Hospital’s brain injury rehabilitation unit while completing his Ph.D. In Counseling Psychology at Ohio State University. In 1988, he moved to Dallas to help plant LifePoint Church in Plano, where he serves as counseling pastor.
Robyn Richardson, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Supervised by Linda Ludden, Ed.D., Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Richardsonis a psychologist with a career in psychological services that spans over 12 years of experience. She has practical and didactic expertise in chronic pain management and psychological counseling of older adults. Her expertise ranges from counseling diverse populations to forensic psychology. She has taught multicultural awareness at Fresno State University in Fresno, California in 2011. She worked diligently in conjunction with the Fresno Judicial system for 2 years; her services included assessments for CPS family reunification cases and recommendation for juvenile offenders. She attended the University of Texas and St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. She earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychological at The California School of Professional Psychology also know as Alliant International University in Fresno, California. Her experience during her time matriculating in California includes counseling in the local Alameda schools and conducting assessments for SAT accommodations during a postdoctoral internship at the Oakland Psychological Services Center in 2012. She enjoys writing and spending time with her family in her spare time. Presently, she lives in McKinney, Texas and regularly attends Life Central Church in Plano, Texas with her family.
Ashley Gartner, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Gartner has a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University. Dr. Gartner provides therapy and testing at nursing homes and at our private offices. Additionally, Dr. Gartner has significant experience in providing individual and family therapy for patients ranging in age from early childhood through adulthood. Dr. Gartner has significant experience working with patients with behavior problems, mood disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, ADHD, adjustment disorders, and psychological effects of medical conditions. She has significant experience working with patients suffering from chronic pain. Dr. Gartner works collaboratively with patients, as well as with the parents of child patients, to help patients generalize therapeutic techniques and enhance treatment results. In addition, Dr. Gartner has extensive experience providing psychological and neuropsychological testing. Prior to her current position with The Ludden Group, Dr. Gartner provided therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with behavior problems, school problems, adjustment disorders, and mood disorders at Chupik Counseling in Temple, TX. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Cook Children's Medical Center's Neuropsychology Clinic, where she gained extensive experience providing psychological and neuropsychological testing for children presenting with a variety of mood disorders, learning difficulties, developmental delays, and medical problems. During her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Gartner also gained extensive experience working collaboratively with school personnel, psychiatrists, geneticists, neurologists, and other medical doctors to enhance patient care.
Saju Abraham, Licensed Professional Counselor
Saju Abraham is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Hypnotherapist with a unique skill set refined toward counseling and helping others. Though unconventional, his journey to become a counselor was a gradual yet inevitable destination. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas. After a few years in the corporate arena, he discovered an interest in the education field. In particular, he found that working with delinquent adolescents sparked his passion for helping people overcome their personal obstacles. This desire drove Saju to seek his graduate degree in counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. His work experience ranges from adult and adolescent outpatient services, as well as working with hospital based counseling services. Saju’s philosophy of counseling is client-centered and based on acknowledgment of the individual’s background and personal beliefs. His expertise allows clients to develop their own perspective of problem solving and empowers them to make the changes needed in order to accomplish their goals.
Jennifer Misigaro, M.A., Lincensed Professional Counselor Intern, Supervised by Robin Rice, LPC-S
Jennifer Misigaro completed her undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and a B.A. in Psychology. Jennifer graduated with her Masters in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary, where she also completed training as a Prepare/Enrich facilitator to further her study on marriage.
Jennifer has been fascinated with psychology since high school and her passion for counseling was cemented in college through involvement in various mentorship programs. Jennifer has experience with issues including addiction, depression, anxiety, family, codependency, identity and self-esteem issues, binge-eating, and conflict resolution. She has worked with a wide range of clients, both male and female, from teenagers to seniors. Jennifer’s counseling philosophy is integrated/eclectic, using theory and techniques from various approaches to fit each client’s individual story, culture, and needs. Her counseling methods include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Adlerian, Interpersonal, Multicultural, and Family Systems.
Jennifer was born and raised in Houston, TX and now lives in Plano with her husband. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys going to concerts, watching movies, and singing in the car as loud as she can.
935 W. Ralph Hall Pkwy 702 West Moore Ave
Suite 105 Suite 102
Rockwall, TX 75032 Terrell, TX 75160
5302 US-69 BUS 109 W. Knox St.
Greenville, TX 75402 Ennis, TX 75119