60% of adults with mental health conditions go untreated every year.
Our mission is to provide high-quality, in-network psychiatric care throughout the United States. We improve patient access and outcomes through responsible innovation, while also benefiting physicians and insurers.
By 2025, there will be a shortage of 6,000 to 15,000 psychiatrists.
With only about 30,000 active psychiatrists in the United States, our tech-enabled approach to mental healthcare empowers our psychiatrists to provide treatment at scale, allowing us to increase the availability of mental health care.
45% of psychiatrists don’t accept insurance in-network.
A disproportionate number of outpatient psychiatrists are out-of-network, making treatment unaffordable for most patients. In response, we partner with every major insurer, guaranteeing that each Talkiatry clinician is in-network with these carriers.
Talkiatry was founded by Dr. Georgia Gaveras and Robert Krayn with the vision of improving psychiatric care for both patients and clinicians.
Dr. Gaveras is triple board certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and addiction medicine. After 18 years at some of the top hospital systems in the New York area and numerous academic and training leadership roles, she felt that the practice settings historically available to psychiatrists no longer fit their needs.
Realizing that advances in technology and processes were increasingly overlooked in psychiatry, she envisioned an environment designed specifically for psychiatrists, by psychiatrists, that provided them the flexibility, support, and technology needed to achieve superior clinical outcomes. She believed that taking care of psychiatrists would ultimately result in better clinical outcomes and that boosting access to mental health care was best achieved by enabling psychiatrists, rather than supplementing or replacing them. These beliefs later became the cornerstone of Talkiatry.
Krayn’s passion for mental health care resulted from a personal traumatic experience in 2016 when he and his fiance were victims of a home invasion in their New York apartment. Struggling to feel comfortable in his own home, he began seeking psychiatric care, but the journey proved difficult—a concept all too familiar to those seeking mental health treatment. He couldn’t find an in-network psychiatrist with availability, was forced to pay for treatment out-of-pocket and found visiting the clinician to be a confusing experience that was unlike anything one would expect from a medical practice. Krayn imagined there must be a better way to provide psychiatric care to patients.
Connected by friends who recognized their shared interest in making psychiatry better, Krayn and Dr. Gaveras combined their knowledge, passions, and experiences to start a new venture that would forever change the landscape of the mental healthcare industry.
Since its launch on April 22, 2020, Talkiatry has completed tens of thousands of visits and helped thousands of patients. As an in-network provider and partner for the five largest health insurers in the country, Talkiatry has helped countless individuals receive appropriate mental health care—even if it wasn’t at Talkiatry. With internally-developed proprietary software and processes, Talkiatry’s team of highly skilled psychiatrists is helping patients feel better in previously unachievable ways.
26,000 visits completed and counting.
60+ major insurance plans accepted by Talkiatry.
3 days or less before your initial appointment.
Robert Krayn holds the position of co-founder and CEO of Talkiatry. He spent five years as Vice President and Senior Analyst at an investment management firm.
Dr. Georgia Gaveras holds the position of Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Talkiatry. She is triple board-certified in child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, and addiction medicine. She has been practicing for over 18 years.
Dr. Gaveras’s practice focuses on medication management. Typically, she offers this in conjunction with supportive or emotionally focused therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. However, occasionally Dr. Gaveras may believe that additional therapy is also needed and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
She received her medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME, before moving back to NY to complete her residency at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. After completing training, she remained and worked with dually-diagnosed adolescents at the Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Education Service (CARES) before becoming the Director of Training and Education for the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals. She was then the associate director of child and adolescent emergency psychiatry at Cohen Children’s Medical Center before becoming the Director of the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn.
Dr. Gaveras has held academic appointments at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine, and SUNY Downstate Medical College. In addition, she has appeared in numerous professional publications and authored several research papers.
In addition to general, child, and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Gaveras is also board-certified in addiction medicine and trained in the Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Service (EDCAS) program at the William Alanson White Institute. She completed her undergraduate studies at New York University. While having treated a wide variety of patients, her primary clinical focus has been in treating adolescents and young adults with co-occurring substance use disorders.
Bryan C. Hunt is an experienced private company investor and awarded financial analyst. Bryan holds a Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Jason Fiedler is a founding and Managing Partner at Left Lane Capital. He started as a sourcing analyst focused on growth-stage internet and software businesses.
Dr. Richard Park is the founder and former CEO of CityMD, a leading urgent care company. In addition, he is a board certified emergency medicine physician and is a successful serial entrepreneur and investor.
Talkiatry Management Services LLC (“TMS”) provides administrative and business support services to a Talkiatry branded Psychiatry practice. TMS licenses the “Talkiatry” brand name to the independently owned and operated Psychiatry practice that uses its business support services. TMS does not employ or in any way supervise the mental health care professional providing care nor does it have control over the care provided, which is the sole responsibility of the independent practice and the clinicians they employ.