Jennifer  Abcug
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Jennifer Abcug

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
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Specialties & Expertise

  • Women’s life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Loss and grief
  • Marital issues (pre, current, post)
  • Pregnancy & postpartum mental health
  • Insomnia & sleep issues

Professional statement

Jennifer Abcug is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher dedicated to working with women who are in flux, such as life before, during and after college, pregnancy and parenthood. With a focus on relationships, marriage, anxiety, sleep, depression, career issues, and--most importantly--self-care, she has a fierce interest in guiding women towards finding their voice. Utilizing an integrative approach to treatment, she incorporates elements of mindfulness meditation and practice in conjunction with insight-oriented, humanistic and meaning-centered therapies. Recognizing that raising one's awareness is the first step toward change, she focuses on your individual narrative as a way to assist you in identifying the patterns through which you move through your life and its transitions.

Jennifer's psychotherapeutic training foundation is in Gestalt Psychotherapy. She holds certifications in: Mindfulness Meditation Teaching from Dharma Moon/Tibet House, New York City; CBT-I (Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia) with Dr. Gregg Jacobs, Harvard University, MA; CBT for Cancer Patients from City of Hope Hospital, Duarte, CA and Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy from the Columbia University Center for Prolonged Grief, New York, NY. Her clinical social work training was at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she was employed as a Clinical Social Worker from 1998-2005 and from 2009-2011. Since 2011, Jennifer has practiced privately on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She received an undergraduate degree in English and American Literature from Brandeis University and a graduate degree from New York University Silver School of Social Work.

Jennifer is excited to help clients access their innate resiliency in order to move forward during challenging times.


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.

Poet, Mary Oliver, asked: "What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

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)

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

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

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

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

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • 60 Minute Individual Session: $225 (60min)
  • Mindfulness Meditation Instruction: $175 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 26 years

Private Practice, 2011 - Present
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2009 - 2011
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1998 - 2005

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Dharma Moon/Tibet House, New York City, Certificate, 2023
Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy, Columbia University Center For Prolonged Grief, Certificate, 2022
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Program (CBT-I), Dr. Gregg Jacobs, Certified CBT-I Clinician , 2022
Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Cancer Patients, City of Hope Hospital, Duarte, CA, Certificate, 2001
New York University, MSW, 1998
Brandeis University, BA, 1993


Licensure

New York: LCSW

New York: 058028


Languages

English


Publications