Last edited 03/01/2024

Ilana Epstein LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Ilana Epstein Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a therapist, I strive to empower individuals to make positive and sustainable changes in their lives, while providing a safe and non-judgmental space in which personal growth can occur.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Ilana Epstein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of New Jersey with just over 6 years of experience. Ilana aims to provide clients with a safe, non-judgmental environment, one that will offer clients the space they need to begin working towards their personal goals, while learning how to effectively manage and prioritize their mental and emotional well-being. Ilana has worked within a wide variety of treatment settings and has experience treating a diverse range of clinical needs, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, LGBTQIA+ issues, substance use disorders, and disordered eating. Her practice style is upfront, honest, and compassionate, and she will work with you to determine the best therapeutic approach to effectively address your current concerns and treatment goals. Ilana received her Master s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Through her educational background and professional experience, she understands the many circumstances that contribute to making us unique  culturally, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. Ilana aims to guide clients through their unique mental health journey by providing them with the individualized support that they need to grow. Some of the therapeutic approaches she uses to navigate these areas include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), person-centered therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing. There are times when we all could benefit from extra support, when the challenges we are facing may feel daunting and insurmountable. Ilana strives to empower individuals, and to assist them in recognizing the abilities they have to create positive changes in their lives, while supporting them as they embark on their mental health journey. Reaching out for help can be a difficult first step to take, one that requires great courage, and whenever you feel ready to do so; Ilana will be here to offer help and support along the way.




Sexuality Based Issues

Gender identity & transgender health

General Expertise




Bipolar disorder

Gender identity & transgender health


In-Network Insurance



Cigna EAP


First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing


  • New Jersey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 44SC05942100


Master of Social Work, Rutgers School of Social Work

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Paramus, Paramus, NJ

Frequently Asked Questions About Ilana Epstein, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Ilana Epstein, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Ilana Epstein accepting new clients?

Yes, Ilana Epstein is accepting new clients for online therapy in New Jersey and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Paramus, 11-13 Sunflower Avenue Suite 1020, Paramus, NJ, 07652.

Does Ilana Epstein accept insurance?

Yes, Ilana Epstein accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna and Cigna EAP.

What types of therapy does Ilana Epstein offer?

Ilana Epstein offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Ilana Epstein offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Ilana Epstein offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Paramus, 11-13 Sunflower Avenue Suite 1020, Paramus, NJ, 07652.

Does Ilana Epstein offer online therapy?

Yes, Ilana Epstein offers online therapy via video sessions to people in New Jersey.

How quickly can I see Ilana Epstein?

Ilana Epstein typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Ilana Epstein speak?

Ilana Epstein conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Ilana Epstein online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Ilana Epstein online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.