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  • Samantha Ludin, Ph.D.

  • Psychologist | PSY32172
  • | (if applicable)
  • Contact Information

  • 401 Quarry Road MC 5718 Palo Alto, California 94304
  • (650) 736-0558
  • About Samantha Ludin Ph.D.

  • Adolescents, Adult Performers, Alternative Sexuality and Lifestyle, BDSM/Kink, Couples/Relationship Counseling, Fertility/Infertility, LGBQIA, Parenting, Polyamory and Alt Relationship Configurations, Race/Ethnicity and Culture, Sexual Dysfunction, Sex Work, Trans and Gender Nonconforming, Trauma/PTSD, Violence/Abuse, Womens Concerns
  • English
  • CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Family Therapy, Feminist, Gestalt, Mindfulness, Sex Therapy
  • Cisgender Female
  • White/European American
  • Dr. Ludin is a clinical psychologist who works as a Assistant Professor at the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and in private practice. Dr. Ludin has developed clinical expertise in working with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan to address issues relating to relational distress, trauma, sexual health, as well as anxiety and mood concerns. In couples therapy, partners learn to manage and repair conflict, rebuild trust and intimacy, and cope with challenges including parenting, fertility/ pregnancy, infidelity, and sexual concerns. With both couples and individuals, I create a safe, sex-positive space to address concerns relating to sexual health and intimacy. She is kink-, ENM-, and queer-allied.

    Dr. Ludin received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia and completed her doctoral internship at the University of Michigan’s Mary A. Rackham Institute, where she received specialized training in the treatment of couples, trauma, and addressing concerns relating to sexual health. Dr. Ludin completed a clinical postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychosocial Treatment Clinic where she continued to specialize in the treatment of couples as well as trauma and PTSD, anxiety, and mood disorders.