Daniel Epstein is a licensed psychotherapist and co-founder of The Blue Dove Foundation as well as the director of client care at The Berman Center.
Originally from the Boca Raton area, Epstein always knew that he was interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. He received his mental health counseling degree from Nova Southeastern University.
Epstein worked in crisis intervention for Broward County after his supervisor in graduate school suggested it might be a good fit.
“We show up with law enforcement and de-escalate situations,” he said. “I really enjoyed being the zen or calm voice in a chaotic situation.”
He moved to Atlanta in 2017, following a girl to whom he is now married.
With his colleagues Alyza Berman Milrad, Justin Milrad and others, Daniel has been aggressively working to increase the availability and quality of mental health treatment and resources for the Atlanta Jewish community.
“When I got to Atlanta, it was clear there was a lot of work to be done with mental health in the Jewish community, from the organizations down to family and individual levels, but the community sure did show up.”
The Berman Center now offers Evolve, Atlanta’s only teen mental health intensive outpatient program, of which Epstein is very proud.