Jody  Shelby

Jody Shelby


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Hudson Square Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 23, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression

Professional statement

Jody Shelby is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing Individual and Couples therapy in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island. She has over 30 years of experience and can understand the needs of individuals and couples across many life stages. She has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and EMDR Trauma Therapy.

In addition, she is highly skilled in treating Couples as a Certified Imago Therapist (CIT) through Imago Relationship International (an Institute devoted solely to Marriage and Couples Therapy). She provides a positive environment for couples and does not take sides. Couples learn to safely address their issues after learning communication techniques/strategies to effectively build a better connection and resolve issues.

Jody's therapy style is interactive, nonjudgemental and empathic. She creates an atmosphere where clients can feel free to share their concerns and actively work towards solutions. Jody's emphasis is on the client's strengths and resources. Her goal is to make clients feel valued and respected, while helping them grow.

Message to clients

I hope that therapy will be a productive and great learning experience for you, or you/ your partner. It's helpful to address issues by discussing them openly with a therapist who is caring, constructive and experienced. I strive to make this process as comfortable as possible and have a "down to earth" yet professional style. Through many years of working with clients, I am familiar with issues related to anxiety, depression, and family dynamics.

As a Couples therapist, I provide many years of experience and training. I effectively work with couples regarding issues such as infidelity, emotional distance, fighting, parenting, in-laws, step-parenting, pregnancy/ miscarriage, and communication. I teach couples how to communicate effectively so they can discuss highly personal issues in a "safe space". I serve as a positive and neutral moderator to help the relationship heal and grow.


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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples


  • Aetna
  • Oxford Health Plans

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (60min)


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Hudson Square practice
charlton street, New York, New York 10014
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00-5:00
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 12:00-5:00
  • Thu 9:00-3:00
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 36 years

Private Practice, Individual and Couples Therapist, 1998 - Present

Imago Relationship International, Certified Imago Therapist, 2016
New York University, Advanced Certificate in Clinical Social Work, 1998


New York: R032376-01