Susan Blum is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose practice is in Manhattan, in close proximity to Chelsea, Midtown, Midtown West, and Koreatown. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as helping clients navigate issues in their personal relationships and careers. Susan also works with clients who are actively concerned, or curious, about personal substance use issues, as well as those who are adult children of alcoholics (ACOA).
In sessions, Susan tailors her approach based on the personality and needs of each client. Though she works predominantly 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 blended approach means she is skilled at not only using genuine compassion to help clients identify and challenge unhelpful patterns, but also at recommending skill-based 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. Her office is easily accessible from Penn Station and Herald Square, as well as the 1, 2, 3, A, B, C, D, E, F, M, N, Q, R, and W subway lines.