Susan  Blum
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Susan Blum

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online
Manhattan Accepting In-person
Updated October 31, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Recovery and codependency
  • Self-esteem
  • existential crises and challenges

Professional statement

Susan Blum is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing teletherapy sessions to clients throughout New York State and New Jersey, and in-person sessions at 303 Fifth Avenue (at 31st Street) in Manhattan. She specializes in treating anxiety and depression, and in helping clients navigate issues in their family and romantic relationships and their careers. Susan also works with clients who are in recovery from addiction, and with those who love them.

In sessions, Susan tailors her approach to the needs of each client. Although she works primarily from a psychodynamic framework, she also incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) when beneficial. This integrative approach means that she is skilled at helping clients identify and challenge unhelpful patterns, and also at recommending tactics and tools to spur positive change.

Susan is dedicated to helping each client develop a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of their goals, their values, and themselves.


Message to clients

I believe that the best opportunities for my clients to connect with themselves in new ways arise when I connect with them with empathy, interest, and active engagement. I don't provide "the answers" for my clients. Instead, answers emerge through the work we do together. We’ll build a partnership to help you understand yourself better, accept yourself more, and feel stronger to pursue your life goals and desires.


Specialties

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

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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Recovery and codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

existential crises and challenges - navigating questions of identity and life purpose, at any age




Clientele

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

Insurance

Susan Blum 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: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

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
Therapist's note

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


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 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Tue 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Fri 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Tue 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Thu 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Fri 8:00am-7:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan practice
303 5th Avenue, Suite 907, New York, New York 10016
Accepting new clients in-person
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 inquire about hours
  • Wed 8 am - 7:30 pm inquire about hours
  • Thu 8 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8 am - 7:30
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2011 - Present
Blanton Peale Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 2010 - 2011
Interfaith Medical Center, Psychotherapist, 2005 - 2010

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Psychotherapy Integration Program, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Analytic Therapists, 2019
The Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, Certificate in Relational Psychotherapy , 2014
Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, Trauma Treatment Program, 2008
Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 2008
NYU School of Social Work, Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical Approaches to the Addictions, 2006
NYU School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, 2005


Licensure

New York: 077739

New Jersey: 44SC05949900


Languages

English