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Denise Ludwig-Coe LMHC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Denise Ludwig-Coe Licensed Mental Health Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a Registered Nurse for many years, as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I understand the intricate balance between physical, spiritual, and emotional health and have the compassion, empathy, and passion to help others in the journey to wellness.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Denise Ludwig-Coe is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with 17 years of experience in the mental health field. Denise is also a Clinical Nurse Specialist for 40+ years and is highly motivated to play a part in helping others to decrease the pain that often accompanies many life challenges. Denise works well with all people because of her deep respect for the diversity, yet sameness, among all people; especially when at times there may be overwhelming feelings in trying to adapt to illness, loss/grief, transitioning to older age, depression, anxiety, anger, stress, alcoholism/addiction, pain, and a sense of helplessness, and not knowing where to turn. Her passion is to offer a sense of comfort and hope to those who reach out for help. Because of Denise s dual career choice, she has also been active in helping those in the medical field, including nurses with mental health and substance use issues and who may be involved in an alternative to discipline program in Florida. Her approach is person-centered and eclectic. She draws from the field of positive psychology and coaching, and uses mindfulness, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused therapy, as well as 12-Step Facilitation therapy, and stress management practices. Denise completed both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a clinical specialty in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing at Syracuse University. She worked many years in direct clinical work with mental health clients in hospitals as well as in the community. Denise also worked in Public Health dealing with mental health and family issues among Spanish-speaking families living in Syracuse. She wasprivileged to teach and clinically supervise nursing students at the associate and bachelor's degree levels. Recognizing many of the stressors inherent in the health professions and wanting to play a part in strengthening caregiver resiliency and decreasing compassion fatigue, Denise returned to school and completed her Master of Science (MS) in Counseling at Nova Southeastern University, specializing in Substance Abuse Counseling and Education. Later, becoming more aware of how trauma and adverse childhood experiences impact the extended physical and mental health of people, she returned to school at Capella University to seek a PhD with a focus on the impact of trauma and later addictions in women. Due to her needing to become the primary caregiver to her dying parents, Denise did not complete the dissertation and instead received a master s degree in Multidisciplinary Human Services. She has been a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) in Florida. She also served as a nurse in the US Army reserves and worked in a combat support field hospital. Because of her diverse experiences in mental health, Denise has a broad base of knowledge and expertise. She is currently a Clinical Supervisor for Mental Health Counselor interns. Part of being human means we all go through difficult times, when we don't know what to do and we feel unable to think straight. We may make decisions that make our situations even more complicated. We may feel shame or fear of loss (job, relationship, esteem of others) if we were to say out loud our thoughts and feelings. Maybe we are grieving and feel our pain will never end, BUT talking to a mental health professional can help. Talking to someone who listens with compassion, never judging or telling you what to do, but listens, and by being fully present, helps you to feel less alone, and more able to regain the direction for your life. If you are ready to reach out, Denise is ready to join you in your journey. Schedule an appointment with her today.






Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise






Aging related concerns

Anger management

Domestic violence

In-Network Insurance



Florida Blue

Cigna EAP




First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • Florida, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH9350


Master of Science Psychiatric Nursing, Syracuse University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Maitland, Maitland, FL

Frequently Asked Questions About Denise Ludwig-Coe, LMHC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Denise Ludwig-Coe, LMHC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Denise Ludwig-Coe accepting new clients?

Yes, Denise Ludwig-Coe is accepting new clients for online therapy in Florida and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Maitland, 2700 Westhall Ln Suite 118, Maitland, FL, 32751.

Does Denise Ludwig-Coe accept insurance?

Yes, Denise Ludwig-Coe accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Florida Blue, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Denise Ludwig-Coe offer?

Denise Ludwig-Coe offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Denise Ludwig-Coe offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Denise Ludwig-Coe offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Maitland, 2700 Westhall Ln Suite 118, Maitland, FL, 32751.

Does Denise Ludwig-Coe offer online therapy?

Yes, Denise Ludwig-Coe offers online therapy to people in Florida.

How quickly can I see Denise Ludwig-Coe?

Denise Ludwig-Coe typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Denise Ludwig-Coe speak?

Denise Ludwig-Coe conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Denise Ludwig-Coe online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Denise Ludwig-Coe online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.