Samuel (Shy) Krug, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Pain is an unfortunate reality of the human experience. Sometimes, our attempts to control pain, whether it's emotional, physical, psychological, or otherwise, have the undesired consequences of also pulling us away from other things in our lives that are important to us, resulting in a less fulfilling life. Your decision to pursue therapy is a significant step towards finding a more workable way to manage your pain. My therapeutic approach is focused on learning to stop struggling against your pain and identifying the strengths you possess to live a more rewarding and meaningful life, even if painful experiences exist.
“The more we try to avoid the basic reality that all human life involves pain, the more we are likely to struggle with that pain when it arises, thereby creating even more suffering.”
A Bit About Therapy
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness to create lasting emotional and behavioral changes. I also utilize Sex Therapy and Gottman Method Couples Therapy to address sexual difficulties and improve the intimacy and connection in your relationship. No two people are exactly alike so we'll work together to develop a treatment plan that works for you.
My approach to treatment is collaborative, supportive, and strength-based, to promote the autonomy and skills to be your best self. I strive to create a warm, accepting environment where you can engage in genuine self-reflection and exploration to create the richness and meaning you desire in your life.