Bryan  Epel

Bryan Epel


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Practice: Vita Health
New York Accepting Online

Please call to inquire about availability outside our regular practice hours.

Updated March 21, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Bryan Epel obtained his Masters degree in Social Work from Stony Brook University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and parents. Over that time not only has he been a psychotherapist working directly with individuals, but also has many years of experience as a Clinic Director/Supervisor in a variety of clinics throughout the New York area. He is bilingual in Spanish.

Bryan is trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Behavior Modification, and Insight Oriented Therapy. Bryan was born and raised in New York and his training reflects work with diverse populations and a desire to support individuals in achieving a better sense of self. His approach to therapy is collaborative, direct, and psycho dynamic which simply means that together, he will explore your process of continued development of growth and personal resilience, self-discovery, healing, and the achievement of your goals.


Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood


  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Magellan Health
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Univera Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (60min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Please call for session fees as the amount listed is the average cost. The amounts vary by health plans and for self-payers.


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 8am-8pm
  • Tue 8am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-8pm
  • Thu 8am-8pm
  • Fri 8am-8pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours


New York: 080817-01