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What is Talkiatry?

Talkiatry is a national mental health practice that provides in-network psychiatry and therapy.  

We were co-founded by a patient and a triple-board-certified psychiatrist to solve the problems both groups face in accessing and providing the highest quality mental healthcare.

60% of adults in the U.S. with a diagnosable mental illness go untreated every year because care is inaccessible, while 45% of clinicians are out of network with insurers because reimbursement rates are low and paperwork is unduly burdensome.  

With innovative technology and a human-centered philosophy, we provide patients with the care they need—and allow psychiatrists to focus on why they got into medicine.

How does Talkiatry work?

To get started, all you need to do is complete our online assessment. As you do, you’ll find out if you’re a good fit for Talkiatry and if we accept your insurance.

Next, you’ll be matched with the right Talkiatry psychiatrist for your specific needs. Your psychiatrist will work with you to create a treatment plan that includes regular virtual visits as well as medication.

After that, you’ll work with your psychiatrist to adjust your plan as needed as your needs and goals change. Our team is also always here for you if you run into any issues.

What conditions does Talkiatry treat?

We specialize in:

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Substance use disorder

We also treat related conditions (like adjustment disorders), but not everyone is a fit for virtual treatment. Talkiatry can’t take on complex conditions requiring in-person care, such as eating disorders and schizophrenia.

Does Talkiatry treat kids?

Yes, we have child and adolescent psychiatrists who can treat patients who are at least five years old.

Do you provide in-person care?

Talkiatry only provides virtual care at this time. While virtual psychiatry isn’t right for everyone, we believe it’s the best way to bring a modern, innovative approach to responsible health care.

Do you provide therapy?

If you already have a Talkiatry psychiatrist, they can refer you to one of our therapists if you’d like. However, you can’t see a Talkiatry therapist if you aren’t already seeing one of our psychiatrists.

Do you charge a fee for cancellations?

To make sure we can help as many patients as possible, we charge a cancellation fee of $100 for cancelling or rescheduling an appointment with less than 48 hours' notice. If you cancel more than 48 hours in advance, you won’t be charged.

What happens if I want to take a break from treatment?

You’re under no obligation to continue receiving Talkiatry care if you don’t need it. All you have to do is let us know and you can resume treatment whenever you’re ready.

What should I do if I’m having an emergency?

Talkiatry does not provide emergency care. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 911 or the Suicide and Crisis Lifelife at 988.

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