Pain Psychologist | Emily A. Ludwig, PsyD

Image of Dr. Emily LudwigDr. Haynes's Lecture ScheduleDr. Emily A. Ludwig joins OSC as the Pain Psychologist for our Interventional Pain Management Department.  She will work hand-in-hand with Dr. Raj Sureja and Dr. Jenny Andrus to provide psychological assessment and treatment for all chronic pain disorders.  Dr. Ludwig utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Problem Solving Workshops and other mental health therapies (in group or individual counseling sessions) to provide chronic pain patients with practical tools to apply to their complex, everyday lives.

Make an Appointment“I am very excited to join the great team of physicians and staff at OSC”, says Dr. Ludwig.  “I look forward to working in an interdisciplinary team atmosphere to help address the concerns of chronic pain patients in my community.”

Dr. Ludwig comes to OSC after working in the Primary Care Mental Health unit as a Psychologist for the Hampton Veterans Medical Center in Hampton, VA.  While there, her areas of practice focus were the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain disorders (within a multidisciplinary Primary Care Model team) for our nations’ veterans.


Education | Training |Affiliations

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Christopher Newport
University, Newport News, VA – May 2012

Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology
Radford University, Radford, VA – May 2014

Doctor of Counseling Psychology
Radford University, Radford, VA – August 2018

Integrated Behavioral Health Track Internship – Hampton
Veterans Medical Center, Hampton, VA – August 2018

Member, American Psychological Association

Member, American Psychological Association
– Division 12: Society of Clinical Psychology

Member, American Psychological Association
– Division 38: Society for Health Psychology

Member, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

Member, Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists

  • Voted a 2019 Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc”

From Dr. Ludwig: 

As a northern Virginia native, I fell in love with the Hampton Roads area during my time at Christopher Newport University, where I did my undergraduate studies. In my free time, I enjoy relaxing with my husband and two cats at our home in Hampton.

We love spending time outdoors!  On the weekends you might find us walking the Noland Trail or picnicking at Newport News Park. We love trying new foods, sampling local wines and beers, and attending rock concerts with friends.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you live more fully, even with chronic pain.

Read Dr. Ludwig’s latest blogs:

Biofeedback for Chronic Pain
When is Aversion Therapy Appropriate?