Hannah Blustein, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Hannah  Blustein

Hannah Blustein

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person
Updated August 4, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Work stress
  • Dating

Professional statement

Hannah primarily works with individuals in early adulthood—ages 18 to 30—helping them navigate concerns including anxiety, burnout, depression, academic or professional stress, and relationship issues. Young adulthood is a turbulent time and she understands the difficulties related to frequent changes, life transitions, and uncertainty. She helps her clients bring more balance and stability into their lives.

In session, Hannah utilizes a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, and positive psychology to create a welcoming and safe environment for clients to reflect on their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Her goal is to provide clients with a welcoming space to be heard and to process their reactions to personal and professional situations. She asks thought-provoking questions that explore new perspectives, self-identity, and values. Hannah’s personalized approach helps clients build confidence, manage stress, and effectively communicate with important people in their lives.

Hannah received her MSW from Columbia University’s School of School Work with concentrations in Advanced Clinical Practice and the World of Work. She has also completed trainings in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and positive psychology from the preeminent training centers for those modalities—The Beck Institute and the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to working as a psychotherapist, Hannah worked in legal recruiting with law school students and attorneys. This experience familiarized her with the difficulties students and young professionals face while acclimating to life transitions. She understands how much juggling young adults have to do to manage the expectations of family, friends, romantic partners, supervisors, and others. At this time, Hannah is seeing clients remotely.


Message to clients

Do you find yourself relentlessly pursuing the expectations of others without considering what you expect or want for yourself? Early adulthood can be tumultuous, with major life transitions, evolving relationship dynamics, and challenging academic or professional responsibilities. Frequent changes and uncertainty may leave you feeling burned out and may trigger stress, frustration, or symptoms of anxiety or depression. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by everything that we believe we need to do and need to be. I will help you challenge your assumptions which may have you feeling stuck.

My goal is to provide you with a welcoming space to be heard and to process your thoughts and feelings. Let’s explore new perspectives, answer thought-provoking questions, and examine your self-talk. Insights from those discussions will help us identify behavioral patterns which may be contributing to your distress. We will collaboratively develop a plan to adjust those reactions to create balance in your life, while prioritizing what is practical and important to you. This personalized approach will help you build confidence, manage stress, and effectively communicate with those you care about or work closely with. You and I will leverage your strengths to develop a more sustainable lifestyle with meaning and purpose.


Specialties

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Dating - Exploring one’s thoughts and beliefs about dating and the values that one brings into the dating world; processing through the ups and downs of meeting new people and starting or ending relationships




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

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
  • Courtesy billing

Location(s)

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 8 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Tue 8 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Wed 8 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Thu 8 AM - 6 PM
  • Fri 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Sat N/A
  • Sun N/A

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, New York 10010
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 Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: <1 year

Resilience Lab, Psychotherapist, 2022 - Present

Columbia University, MSW, 2022


Licensure

New York: 116528


Languages

English