Jennifer  Abcug

Jennifer Abcug

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for daytime appointments in Upper West Side practice (updated November 15, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Women’s life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Marital issues (pre, current, post)
  • Communication
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Pregnancy & postpartum mental health

Professional statement

Jennifer Abcug is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Lincoln Square, Manhattan. Her expertise is working with women during times of transition, such as life during and after college, relationship goals, and pregnancy and parenthood. She also specializes in loss and grief and sees clients struggling with issues around chronic illnesses.

Jennifer has a fierce interest in helping women find their voice and takes an integrative approach to treatment, utilizing elements of both skills-based and insight-oriented therapies. Recognizing that raising one’s awareness is the first step toward change, she focuses on each client’s individual narrative as a way to assist them in identifying both adaptive and maladaptive patterns through which they approach transition. She especially enjoys working with new moms, and is happy to offer in-home visits to clients on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, between West 59th & West 96th Streets, to help ease the transition to parenthood.

Jennifer is excited to help clients access their innate resiliency in order to move forward during challenging times. Her practice is a convenient 5 minute walk from Lincoln Center.


Message to clients

I’m so glad you’re here. This is often the most challenging step so give yourself some love for showing up. We already have something in common—our humanity. Let’s start there, with no judgments and an open heart. Everyone has a story and I’m interested in hearing yours.


Specialties

Women’s life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes as a woman, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Marital issues (pre, current, post) - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in marriage

Communication - Assistance with being more effective in relationships with their partners, their families and their co-workers. Using more effective methods of communication to convey their needs and respond to others in all types of situations

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - Accepting and embracing life’s challenges, rather than attempting to eliminate difficult feelings; learning mindfulness skills and strategies to live life in a way that reflects core values and goals

Pregnancy & postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety; offers home-based services to women on the UWS


General expertise


Insurance

Jennifer Abcug is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)
  • In-home sessions for new mothers: $250 (45min)

Therapist's note

Jennifer can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company and submit claims if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.

Jennifer offers in-home sessions to new mothers on the Upper West Side of Manhattan between 59th & 96th Streets.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Upper West Side practice

25 Central Park West

Suite 1U

New York, NY 10023

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2011 - Present

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1998 - 2005, 2009 - 2011

New York University, MSW, 1998

Brandeis University, BA, 1993


Languages

  • English

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