Beverlee Ludema focused on marital and family therapy as well as child and adolescent psychology while pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology at Wheaton College. Prior to her doctoral studies, Beverlee received her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College, and her undergraduate degree in Theology from Calvin College.
Beverlee has worked in a variety of mental health settings including partial hospitalization, intensive adolescent outpatient, college counseling, schools, and outpatient community mental health. Beverlee's clinical experience includes working with people throughout the life-span, from children as young as age three to adolescents and adults. Beverlee enjoys helping people through psychological assessment in the areas of intelligence, personality and ADHD.
Beverlee has had clinical experience in the areas of grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, cross-cultural adjustment, women's issues, sexuality, parenting challenges, and ADHD management. She especially enjoys working with couples, with mothers and daughters in conflict, and with people who are struggling with spirituality and faith issues.
Beverlee lived and worked in Central America for seven years. This experience gave her the chance to become fluent in Spanish in addition to a deep appreciation for how culture shapes our lives, how people adapt to new cultures, and how differences in cultural understandings can be bridged. Clinically, this has led her to work with Spanish-speaking families struggling through the intergenerational challenges of acculturation.
Beverlee enjoys consulting with community groups and welcomes the opportunities to speak to a variety of mental health issues. Beverlee works out of the St. Charles office.