Jennifer Abcug is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in 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.
Jennifer is excited to help clients access their innate resiliency in order to move forward during challenging times.
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
Jennifer Abcug is not in-network with any insurances.
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Private Practice, 2011 - Present
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2009 - 2011
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1998 - 2005
New York University, MSW, 1998
Brandeis University, BA, 1993
New York: LCSW