Blair Casdin

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R

Contact Info



  • Clinical Social Work/Therapist
    New York


26 W 9th St, Suite 2D
New York, NY 10011
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Telephone: 917-740-3410

I am a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and certified psychoanalyst. I consider myself a "generalist" however, in my private practice, adults and couples come in with a diverse range of issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Health Issues
  • Relationship Problems
  • Work and Academic-Related Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Pre-Marital Planning

My goal is to work with you to identify whatever blocks you from achieving your goals, and ultimately derive more satisfaction from your life. My approach blends compassion with directness. I am an active therapist, both when I am listening intently to your story, piecing together its meanings, and when I am giving you feedback.

My Background

After receiving my MSW from New York University’s School of Social Work in 1996, I began my career in California at Stanford Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry and then moved to Kaiser Permanente’s Department of Psychiatry. In these programs I developed and ran groups, and provided individual, couples, and family counseling. Prior to opening my private practice in New York, I worked as a clinician and supervisor at the Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services Bronx Clinic, providing individual and group therapy to adults with mental illness. I received a Certificate from the William Alanson White Institute’s Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program in 2011, and completed a course in couples counseling at the Ackerman Institute in 2013. In 2016, I graduated from the 5-year certificate program in psychoanalysis at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis

I currently serve as co-chair of the colloquium committee of the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, and am the founder and editor of the blog Analysis Now. I also teach ethics to psychoanalytic candidates at the Manhattan Institute. Starting in Fall, 2019, I will be teaching Basic Clinical Concepts at the Institute for Expressive Analysis. In addition to teaching, I provide individual supervision and run a group supervision for early-career psychotherapists. 

Memberships include the Women's Mental Health Consortium, the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work, and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.