Ellen Krug, MSW, LCSW (formerly Choiceful Birth and Parenting)
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Review from the 2021 Therapist SurveyDuring what time span have you seen this therapist? 2012-today Type of therapist: social worker What kind of patients does this therapist see? Teens, Adults (individual therapy), Couples, Groups If the therapist treats any special kinds of issues or uses specific therapeutic techniques, please list/describe those here. pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting; specializes in those who identify as women In-person, Zoom, or telephone therapy? Zoom/Video therapy Briefly describe the reasons you decided to seek help: Anxiety; complex family issues Does the therapist take insurance, and if not, how has your experience been with filing claims? No insurance (I get reimbursed some by mine) Review: I have connected with Ellen from our first telephone meeting. Not every therapist works well with every patient, but she is absolutely worth a try. She is compassionate, practical, professional, flexible, kind.
Need therapist for Postpartum anxietyI suffered from terrible postpartum anxiety (also prepartum, but no one recognized it as such). Ellen Krug has been my therapist for 10 years starting at the time. She's wonderful, very kind, and very knowledgeable about mental health and motherhood.
Need therapist for Postpartum anxietyHighly recommend: http://ellenkrug.com/ If she can’t help you, she will recommend someone.
Re: [ANONYMOUS] Adult ADD/AnxietyI'm so sorry you're going through this. I'm also a mom of two who just started a new job two months ago (after 5 years of just freelancing/home with the kids) and it is not easy. I also have some anxiety, but my issues are more centered around finding better work/life balance and forcing myself to unplug when I'm with my family (something I am really struggling with). Plus just the everyday stress of getting four of us dressed and out the door in the morning, throwing dinner together at night, etc. I saw Ellen Krug for awhile last year and she was very helpful. She specializes in anxiety/transitional issues around pregnancy/postpartum/parenting and I know the majority of her clients are parents. I also know she's been highly recommended here. Maybe worth reaching out? http://ellenkrug.com/ Good luck! You're doing a great job!!
[ANONYMOUS] Therapist for traumatic childbirthI've worked with Ellen Krug in Park Slope for almost a year now, and she saved me. She doesn't take insurance, but does have a sliding payment scale and promptly provides detailed receipts so you can submit to your insurance for partial reimbursement. Good luck.
Review from 2013 Therapist Reviews SurveyShe treated/treats me for postpartum anxiety and depression. I started seeing Ellen when my daughter was four months old, and I was suddenly struck with severe postpartum anxiety and insomnia. I went on medication at the same time as starting once a week therapy with Ellen, and have been seeing her for almost two years. I found her to be extraordinarily empathetic, sensitive, and intelligent. She was highly experienced with women suffering from postpartum, and while she could not prescribe medication, she was knowledgeable about side effects, interactions with breastfeeding, etc. She provided me with a quiet, strong presence when I needed it most. She knows about motherhood, childbearing and childrearing, lactation issues, and raising a child in Brooklyn. In addition, she has turned out to be a very intuitive therapist for the "other" areas of my life -- work, marriage, etc. I am so grateful that I found Ellen. I am really not sure how I would have coped otherwise. Insurance Issues No insurance. She has a sliding scale.
Review from 2013 Therapist Reviews SurveyEllen specializes in parenting and especially new-mom issues, including PPD. I started seeing Ellen for PPD and post-partum anxiety after my first child was born. She was enormously helpful - specifically, she helped me develop my own understanding of what I could and should expect of myself, my partner and my daughter. As specific challenges came up, she helped me figure out why I was responding the way I was and what I wanted to do differently. Every week I left feeling like I had gotten something out of the session. I kept seeing her for another 2 years to help me address other issues, and we negotiated the closure really well. She is more directive than other therapists I've seen, but I liked that and asked for that - that might be a turn off for others though. She also was flexible with evening hours, and welcomed me bringing my daughter if child care was a barrier to coming. Insurance Issues She does not. I've filed claims and received partial reimbursement.
(no subject)Ellen Krug has been working with me through a very tough pregnancy. I know she also deals with Post. Good luck!! July 2012
Review from Therapist Survey 2012Type of Therapy: Social Worker Location:Park Slope Sex of Therapist: F Client Base: Adults (individual therapy) Special Needs the therapist meets? New moms REVIEW: Comforting and supportive, will give concrete advice (unlike other therapists I've had who just sort of let you talk). She remembers all the details you give, which is nice. She is very familiar with new moms and Brooklyn-specific baby-parenting issues, which is also nice.
(no subject)Recommended for Post Partum Depression. CBT techniques, doesn't take insurance. (March, 2010)
(no subject)Ellen Krug is a good postpartum counselor -- i've been seeing her almost 4 years now. i started with her right after my first child was born and continuing still after number 2. her specialty is basically everything related to mom (she does child birth classes in addition to counseling moms). and she uses more cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. Ellen doesn't take insurance, but does have a sliding scale fee which is fairly reasonable (and i get reimbursed as out of network for a good portion -- but that would depend on your insurance will do). She also has a lot of great contacts in the mommy/baby world (massage therapists, la leche league contacts, etc.) (April 2010)
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