Erin Cantor, MSW, LCSW

Erin Cantor, MSW, LMSW


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, New York State

Area of Focus:

Individual insight and relationally oriented psychotherapy with college students and emerging adults for depression, anxiety, grief/loss, emotion dysregulation, compulsive behaviors (including alcohol/substance/food/sex), and gender/sexuality; also, relational and insight oriented psychotherapy for women’s issues, specifically relationship challenges, parenting, body image, and all aspects of maternal mental health diagnosis and treatment, including pregnancy loss and infertility.

All treatment is LGBTQIA, non-judgmental and culturally affirming.


MSW, Clinical Social Work, New York University
BA Hons, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England
BA, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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Professional Background

Erin Cantor received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University and now works as a psychodynamic psychotherapist for a private practice in New York City.  Prior to joining private practice, Erin was a post-graduate fellow and staff psychotherapist at The Karen Horney Clinic, doing intensive and longer-term psychodynamic psychotherapy with a culturally diverse population.   In addition to her training at The Karen Horney Clinic, Erin has also completed a year-long foundational course in Family Therapy at The Ackerman Institute along with her DBT Foundational Training with Marsha Linehan’s Behavior Tech, LLC.   In addition to her work as a psychotherapist, Erin has also co-led two Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Group with other mental health clinicians who have also been intensively trained in DBT.

During the completion of her Masters in Clinical Social Work, Erin gained in-depth clinical experience in two-year-long outpatient psychotherapy externships: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) and also, Sanctuary for Families (SFF), working exclusively with women in both locations who experienced severe anxiety, emotion dysregulation, posttraumatic stress disorder, relationship and intimacy difficulties, and self-harm. 

Currently, Erin works with abuse survivors, including all religious trauma and spiritual abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and all women’s issues, specifically relationship challenges, personality disorders, body image, infertility/pregnancy loss, and all aspects of maternal mental health.  Erin also has experience working with emotion dysregulation, compulsive behaviors (including alcohol/substance/food/sex), and all issues related to gender and sexuality.  She is LGBTQIA allied and strives to provide compassionate, culturally affirming, and nonjudgmental treatment to all individuals.  Her treatment style has been described as genuine, warm, and trustworthy.  Erin will also begin her psychoanalytic training in New York City in 2022.

She is also a member of the following professional organizations:

  • NASW (National Association of Social Workers)
  • NYSSCSW (New York State Society of Clinical Social Work)