Flavio  Epstein

Flavio Epstein


Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Updated September 21, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Aging related concerns
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Professional statement

Flavio Epstein is a licensed Clinical and Health Psychologist in California. He works with adult individuals (24+) and seniors (65+). Many of Dr. Epstein´s clients seek psychotherapy to address anxiety, depression, stress management, and aging. Dr. Epstein enjoys working with young and middle-aged adults dealing with work-life balance, and seniors putting effort in improving their health and addressing psychological issues due to medical conditions. The goal with all clients is to maintain and improve their overall quality of life.

Dr. Epstein was trained and certified in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Evidence-Based Clinical Hypnosis. Separately and combined, these techniques have been shown to be effective evidence-based treatment choices for a number of mental health challenges. These approaches build upon his foundational training in Humanistic Psychology and Depth Psychology.

Dr. Epstein´s style is relational, warm, and engaging. When a new client starts psychotherapy, he collaborates with the client to develop a strong therapeutic alliance, and to understand the present concerns, and goals for psychotherapy. As Dr. Epstein engages in conversation, he invites clients to take an active role to make lasting changes in their lives.

Dr. Epstein received his M.A. in Psychology with a focus on Humanistic Psychology from Saybrook University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Depth Psychology from Meridian University. He completed advanced training in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at the Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy, as well as clinical hypnosis training at Saybrook University. He is certified by the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), and is the membership chair for the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH).

In his free time, Dr. Epstein enjoys walking in nature, meditating, biking, and spending time with family and friends. He conducts his psychotherapy practice online.

Message to clients

I know it can be difficult to find the right therapist to meet your specific needs. If you are already dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, and past trauma, it can seem an overwhelming task. I have dealt with psychological issues myself, and finding the right therapist was essential for me to feel comfortable addressing my issues. A strong therapeutic relationship where understanding and trust are well-established, is fundamental to achieving positive outcomes from therapy. In our first sessions, we will explore the issues you are seeking help with, clarify and understand your goals, and initiate a collaborative approach to address them.


LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Aging related concerns - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging. May include support for family or caregivers and resource planning for changes in living situation.

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Flavio Epstein is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $135 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $135
  • Initial session: $135 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Flavio Epstein is not in-network with any insurances, however it is recommended that you check with your insurance carrier your out-of-network behavioral health provider coverage, as many do offer some coverage.


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00 am-11:00 am
  • Tue 8:00 am-11:00 am
  • Wed 8:00 am- 11:00 am
  • Thu 8:00 am-11:00 am
  • Fri 8:00 am-11:00 am
  • Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Private Practice, Clinical and Health psychologist, 2019 - Present
Kaiser Permanente, Clinical and Health Psychologist, 2008 - 2019
Contra Costa County Health Services, Mental Health Clinical Specialist, 2005 - 2008

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), Certification in Clinical Hypnosis, 2018
Meridian University, Ph.D. in clinical psychology, 2003
Saybrook University, M.A. in psychology, 1992


California: PSY21727