Lawrence D. Blum, MD, Psychiatrist in Philadelphia
If you had a problem with your heart, you'd consult a cardiologist. For problems with your emotional heart, you should also consult an expert: a psychoanalyst, a mental health professional with extra training to help people understand what their problems are really about, especially problems that don't respond to simple solutions and advice. For the most effective treatment, kindness and understanding are essential, and so is extensive knowledge of human psychology, culture, and biology. Confidentiality and respect for personal experience, autonomy, and potential for change and growth are equally important.
I provide comprehensive evaluations and offer the broadest range of treatments from brief interventions to psychoanalysis. I explain the advantages and disadvantages of all pertinent treatment options, including medication when appropriate. Treatment is collaborative, tailored to the individual. I help people to improve their lives by helping them to understand themselves better.
I treat people from diverse backgrounds for a wide variety of problems including anxiety, depression, sexual disorders, relationship problems, postpartum difficulties, parenting problems, etc. I do a great deal of teaching and supervision of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and treating mental health professionals is a large part of my practice.
Call or Email Lawrence D. Blum for a free phone consultation now - (215) 995-1203


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Year Graduated: 1981
  • License No. and State: MD027045E Pennsylvania
  • Board Certification: ABPN(Psych) 1987


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $220
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network


  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Problems
  • Anxiety


  • Adoption
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Infertility
  • Parenting

Mental Health

  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Humanistic
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2017
Lawrence D. Blum, MD, Psychiatrist in Philadelphia

Lawrence D. Blum

Psychiatrist, MD