About

Gerald N. Epstein, MD, is one of the foremost practitioners of integrative healthcare for healing and transformation. Trained as a Freudian analyst, he abandoned this direction in 1974 to study therapeutic uses of the imagination under the guidance of Madame Colette Aboulker–Muscat in Jerusalem. Dr. Epstein has taught and lectured throughout the U.S. and the world. He has appeared on and been featured in/on national television, nationally syndicated radio shows, magazines, newspapers and websites, and new this year, social media (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube).

Dr. Epstein is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and taught at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. He continues to train health care practitioners in his GEMS model privately and at his American Institute of Mental Imagery (AIMI).

Since then, he has been a pioneer in the use of mental imagery for treating physical and emotional problems. As his work evolved over the years, he has become a leading exponent of the Western spiritual tradition and its application to healing and therapeutics. He and Dr. Elizabeth Barrett launched the Power Imagery Process (PIP) an online program and corporate workshop and for self-development and change.  He also founded a New York-based adult education center to introduce the public to dream reading, group imagery process, the art of relationships, morphology, the sources of illness and hte remedies for them, Western spiritual medicine and other areas.

Research: Dr. Epstein has conducted clinical research in the treatment of asthma through mental imagery, under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health, and has published two papers on this successful research along with Dr. Elizabeth Barrett and other colleagues. He recently completed successful research on the utilization of mental imagery to create coherence in heart rate variability with Dr. Kaplan at James Madison University of Virginia. Dr. Epstein is currently involved in a research study harnessing mental imagery to reduce stress in adolescents.

Consult/Practice: Dr. Epstein maintains a private practice in New York and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. See what clients/students say: Testimonials

Training/Classes/Lectures: Dr. Epstein is also Director of The American Institute for Mental Imagery, a post-graduate training center for healthcare practitioners. In addition, Dr. Epstein conducts classes and workshops in imagery, dreams and Kabbalah. He also lectures worldwide.  Classes  Private Consulation