Shy  Krug

Shy Krug

Psychologist, PhD

AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, AASECT

Accepting new clients for evening appointments in Upper West Side practice (updated April 20, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

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)

General expertise


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

  • Ongoing sessions: $275 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $225 - $275
  • Initial session: $275 (50min)

Therapist's note

Shy can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Upper West Side practice

241 Central Park West

Suite 1J

New York, NY 10024

  • Mon 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Tue 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Wed 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

James J. Peters VA Medical Center, 2013 - Present

Fairleigh Dickinson University, PhD, 2014

Yeshiva University, BA, 2008


  • English

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