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Stability of a hospital group, autonomy of a private practice.

We know firsthand the unique challenges psychiatrists face. We work proactively to provide our team with the tools, support, and staff they need to succeed. Talkiatry takes care of you so you can take care of our patients.

A single-specialty practice

With a unique focus on psychiatrists, our frictionless practice model was designed to support the care delivered by our physicians.

Free from administrative burdens

We provide the resources, support, and staff you need to achieve superior clinical outcomes. From prior authorizations to billing—we’ve got it covered.

Flexible options to fit your needs

With flexibility in treatment modality, scheduling, hours, and locations (telemedicine or in-office), you can curate your ideal work-life balance.

Customize your patient population

By incorporating your specialties and preferences into our screening algorithms, we make sure you treat only the types of patients you enjoy treating.

Opportunities for growth and development

With training and research opportunities and a highly-qualified network of doctors to connect with, you’ll find an emphasis on continued growth.

Motivated and
adherent patients

Our tech-centric care model gives patients insight into their treatment and progress, fostering motivation and adherence to care.

Tech-enabled care solutions

Our innovative tools include an integrated EMR, physician-to-patient messaging, telemedicine, direct lab integration, and custom solutions to track and gain insight into your patient population.

Collaborative, collegiate atmosphere

You’ll find a culture of shared values, collaboration, and camaraderie on our richly diverse team of renowned psychiatrists, who trained in the country’s most prestigious psychiatric programs.

Top-of-market pay

We reward our psychiatrists for their commitment to professionalism and patient care. The generous compensation plan offers stability and puts psychiatrists in control of their income.

Some of Our Roles

We’re always looking for great people to join our team!

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Meet the Team

Here are a few psychiatrists you’d be working with.

Ilisse Perlmutter, MD

Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Illise Perlmutter is the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Talkiatry. She is double board-certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry.

Before joining Talkiatry, Dr. Perlmutter was the Chair of Behavioral Health and Addiction Services at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. Prior to Bergen New Bridge, she was the Director of Inpatient Psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center-Wakefield, in New York. Over 35 years, Dr. Perlmutter has held numerous leadership roles with some of the largest hospital systems in the New York Metro Area.

Dr. Perlmutter is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has received awards for her contributions both locally and nationally. Dr. Perlmutter was included in Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors” list from 2006-2011 and 2017, as well as “Best Doctors in America” from 2009-2012.

Dr. Perlmutter received her MD from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. After an internship in pediatrics, she completed a residency in Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical Center followed by a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Perlmutter has held leadership roles in several academic institutions and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Perlmutter has authored numerous publications and research articles and has lectured and presented extensively on clinical, epidemiologic, and psychopharmacologic issues in child and adolescent psychiatry. She has made frequent media appearances addressing topical issues in Disaster Psychiatry in the course of her work in Disaster Psychiatry Outreach.

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Georgia Gaveras, DO

Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer

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.

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Niru Nahar, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Niru Nahar is double board-certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine. She completed her psychiatry residency training at Harlem Hospital-Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute-Columbia University. She has practiced in various settings in her career, including inpatient, community mental health, and outpatient. In addition, Dr. Nahar has held leadership and teaching positions where she instructed medical students, residents, and fellows.

She has more than 16 years of experience treating patients with anxiety, depression, grief, family and relationship issues, career changes, and other mental health issues. She uses pharmacotherapy along with cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and supportive therapy as needed.

The philosophy of her practice is to collaborate with patients to meet their specific needs to make an impact in various stages of their life.

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FAQs for Physicians

What are my hours like?

You can customize your schedule according to your needs and preferences to create your ideal work-life balance. Our offices are staffed from 7:30 AM to 8 PM Monday through Friday and 8:30 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.

How many patients will I see each day?

On average, you can expect to see 15 follow-up patients in an eight-hour workday.

How long are the appointments?

Talkiatry believes strongly in allowing for adequate visit durations. Initial visits are 60 minutes for adults and 75-minutes for children. Follow-up visits are typically 30 minutes but ultimately dictated by the clinician, patient, and clinical needs. We have the flexibility to support 15- to 45-minute visits, as appropriate for the situation.

What is the support system like?

We have a robust support system encompassing a team of Patient Care Coordinators to handle screening, scheduling, prior authorizations, and patient requests such as medical records, insurance updates, and pharmacy information. Our billing team handles all claims, coding reviews, credentialing, and patient billing issues. Talkiatry also has technology staff to support our EMR and other technologies and an in-house engineering team that builds custom software designed by our psychiatrists.

What is the severity of the patients?

We provide services to people who can benefit from traditional outpatient care. At Talkiatry, we want to make sure that people get the care they need, even if we are not the ones who provide it. We recognize that psychiatric care is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Therefore, at this time, we do not offer crisis or emergency assistance to anyone who might need this type of service in addition to their scheduled appointments. In addition, due to the risk of medical complications, we do not currently provide services to people who require primary addiction treatment and who might benefit more from detoxification or rehabilitation services.

How much autonomy do I have?

At Talkiatry, you get to design the type of practice you have always wanted while we provide the support you need to succeed. You can choose the types of patients you want to treat, the schedule that works best for you, and the office-telehealth hybrid model that’s best suited for those patients. We are constantly growing and innovating, so we welcome feedback from psychiatrists on how we can support their needs better.

What is the pay like compared to other places I have worked?

Talkiatry pays at the top of the market using an innovative model that provides stability and allows physicians to retain a high percentage of their earnings.

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Do we sound like a good fit for you?

We’re solving America’s mental health crisis, one psychiatrist at a time. If you’d like to join us in this mission, we’d love to hear from you. Please submit inquiries to clinicalcareers@talkiatry.com.

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