Shy  Krug
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Shy Krug

AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, AASECT Psychologist, PhD
New York Accepting Online
Manhattan Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 9, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Sex therapy & sexual health
  • Sex addiction
  • Couples counseling
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Dr. Shy Krug is a Clinical Psychologist and AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist on the Upper West Side of Manhattan who specializes in sex therapy and sexual health in addition to sexual addiction. He also specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, and couples counseling. In addition, he has a deep understanding of how mental illness can impact changes in arousal or sexual function. His practice is LGBTQIA-affirmative.

Dr. Krug mainly utilizes a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness. He is also trained in Gottman’s Method of Couples Counseling, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE).

In addition, to ensure that an individual’s sexual dysfunction is not being caused by a medical issue, Dr. Krug takes a team-oriented approach and works closely with a team of medical providers. When working with a client who has a history of trauma, he also discusses the challenges of trauma-focused work and lets them know that it is common to feel more distress in the beginning of treatment to ensure they are ready to start talking about their traumatic experience(s). Dr. Krug is passionate about his work and cares deeply for his clients.

Message to clients

Struggling with pain, whether it be emotional, psychological, interpersonal, or otherwise, can be a lonely and overwhelming experience. I strive to cultivate an environment of support and partnership in your journey through these challenges.


Sex therapy & sexual health - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

Sex addiction - Building strategies to reduce harmful sexual behaviors; coping with difficult emotions, thoughts, and urges; maintaining healthy relationships

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Shy Krug 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: $350 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $350
  • Initial session: $400 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $350 (50min)
  • Couples Initial Session: $400 (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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal


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 9am-9pm
  • Tue 9am-9pm
  • Wed 9am-9pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan practice
116 West 23rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10011
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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Blue Anchor Psychology, Founder/Director, 2021 - Present
Private Practice, 2018 - Present
James J. Peters VA Medical Center, 2013 - 2021

The Buehler Institute, Certificate, 2018
Department of Veterans Affairs, Certificate in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, 2018
Fairleigh Dickinson University, PhD, 2014
Yeshiva University, BA, 2008


New York: 021462

New Jersey: 35SI00638100