Susan  Blum

Susan Blum

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online
Manhattan Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 13, 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 NY and NJ. 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.


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: $175 (45min)

Additional session information

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
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

Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - 2008
Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, Trauma Treatment Program - 2008
The Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, Certificate in Relational Psychotherapy - 2010-2014
The National Institute for the Psychotherapies, Psychotherapy Integration Program, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Analytic Therapists - 2018-2019

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


Languages

English