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Steve Atkins, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Atkins is a staff psychiatrist at Talkiatry. He is board-certified in adult psychiatry and has been in practice for the past 2 years. He has received several awards for teaching and the treatment of chronically ill patients including Stony Brook University's "William Turner Award" for excellence in education and leadership.

Dr. Atkins has focused his practice primarily on medication management. He combines medication management with a therapeutic style that is a blend of supportive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. Follow‐up appointments with Dr. Atkins typically last 20‐30 minutes. While Dr. Atkins is trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques, he works collaboratively with therapists and may recommend their inclusion as part of your treatment team depending on your individualized treatment plan.

Dr. Atkins attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he received his medical degree. He completed his psychiatry residency at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York. Post residency, he worked with general adult patients as well as older adults at Manchester Memorial Hospital where he served as both an outpatient psychiatrist and Director of the Geriatric Intensive Outpatient Program.

Although Dr. Atkins does not treat child or adolescent patients, he has experience working with all other ages from young adults upwards. He has experience treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, patients in the perinatal period, and patients with co‐occurring substance use disorders. He has regularly managed behavioral problems in adults with autism spectrum disorders as well as dementia. He particularly enjoys working with patients dealing with life or role transitions, older adults, and patients with bipolar or other affective disorders.

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Jedd Audry, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Jedd Audry is board eligible in adult psychiatry with a special interest in understanding pain management and psychology. Dr. Audry’s practice focuses on medication management. Typically, he offers this in conjunction with supportive or emotionally focused therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits.

He received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS before moving to Michigan to complete his psychiatry residency at Henry Ford Health. Dr. Audry has a specialized interest in the interface between interventional pain management procedures and the psychology of pain in psychiatric patients, non-invasive interventional treatments for resistant psychiatric conditions (rTMS, ECT), and the use of virtual and augmented reality platforms for therapeutic purposes.

After starting out at MIT with an emphasis on engineering, Dr. Audry completed his undergraduate studies at St John’s University in Queens, NY. He is open to treating a broad spectrum of psychiatric conditions afflicting the general adult population.

Dr. Audry focuses on adult psychiatry looking at novel ways to address common psychiatric conditions including ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar, personality disorders, and pain psychology.

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Monica Badillo, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Monica Badillo is double board-certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She received additional training and certification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the New York Medical College Psychoanalytic Institute.

Dr. Badillo is bilingual and speaks Spanish and English to deliver quality care for patients and parents. She provides medication management while incorporating psychoeducation, supportive, and psychodynamic psychotherapies. Generally, she employs 30-minute follow up sessions, and she may request a psychotherapist to participate in treatment. She listens and builds rapport with patients and families, while utilizing a trauma-informed, patient-centered, comprehensive, and collaborative approach.

She completed her undergraduate degree at Fordham University in New York, and subsequently received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. She then completed general psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, BronxCare Health System. She excelled in her program and was awarded honors as Chief Fellow in achievement and professionalism. After completing training, Dr. Badillo continued to work at the institution as an attending psychiatrist in the Child and Adult Outpatient Services, Pediatric Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP), and Pediatric Consultation Liaison services. She has held leadership roles, and instructed medical students, fellows, and resident physicians.

Dr. Badillo has treated patients of all age ranges, with diverse backgrounds in community mental health settings. Her primary focus is treating children, adolescents, and young-early adults for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, ADHD, trauma-related disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, and other psychiatric conditions.

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Moni Baidya, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Moni Baidya is double board-certified in adult and geriatric psychiatry. She has been practicing for over 9 years. She strongly believes developing a good therapeutic rapport with a patient is an important milestone in starting any treatment. Dr. Baidya’s practice focuses on medication management. Normally, she combines this in conjunction with supportive or psychodynamic therapy in 20–30-minute follow-up visits. However, Dr. Baidya may believe that additional therapy is crucial and advise you to bring a therapist on board to provide the best outcome.

Dr. Baidya received her medical degree from Manipal college of medical sciences. She completed her psychiatry residency training and geriatric fellowship training at University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Her interest in therapy has led to her gaining experience about psychodynamic, CBT, supportive and couple’s therapy. After completing the training at the University of Virginia, she worked in a nursing home, an acute rehabilitation center treating diverse patient population and an inpatient and outpatient setting. She has experience treating various psychiatric conditions not limited to mood disorder, anxiety disorder, OCD, PTSD and dementia with behavioral problems.

Dr. Baidya has worked with several patients with complex medical problems that affect the patient’s emotional health. This led her to believe in holistic care and collaborating with the interdisciplinary team and family members when possible.

In addition to general adulty psychiatry, Dr. Baidya is also board certified in Geriatric Psychiatry and trained in women’s health. Her primary clinical focus has been treating women with mood and anxiety disorder and geriatric patients with new onset of psychiatric problem.

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Victor Balta, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Balta is board-certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine. He is also psychoanalyst certified by the Manhattan's William Alanson White Institute. Throughout the years he has worked in different settings including inpatient psychiatry, addiction rehabilitation, administration and grants development.

He believes that there must be an initial phase of proactive psycho-pharmaco-therapy trials to find the best individualized medications. There are always psychological roots to a person's sufferings-symptoms and the goal is to learn the connection of the past to present symptoms, and work toward overcoming and having a balanced functional life.

Dr. Balta received his medical degree from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru and he did his training in Internal Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and psychiatric training at the Albert Einstein Program, in the Bronx Psychiatric Center. Dr. Balta has also held administrative medical directorship positions in New York and in Florida.

Dr. Balta provides psychiatric and psychodynamic treatment of adults 18 years and older. He provides holistic, integrated medical and psychotherapy interventions to alleviate and overcome sufferings-symptoms. His treatments are individualized, measured, psychopharmacological interventions that ideally are not indefinite.

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Alexandra Baluna, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Alexandra Baluna, MD is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has trained and worked across a wide variety of settings including Fordham University and the Albert Einstein Student Mental Health Counseling Center. Prior to Talkiatry,  Dr. Baluna was an outpatient psychiatrist at Maimonides Medical Center where she enjoyed teaching and supervising Residents.

Dr. Baluna believes in offering a warm, empathic, non-judgmental space in order to collaboratively create an individualized treatment plan that takes into account cultural, biological, psychological, and social factors. With a strong interest in therapy, she often implements ego-supportive and insight-oriented therapy during follow-up visits.

Dr. Baluna received her medical degree from LSUHC- Shreveport. She completed her psychiatry residency training at Montefiore/Albert-Einstein College of medicine where she served as chief of the C/L service. After completing her residency, Dr. Baluna served as Senior Chief during which time she received the Leo M. Davidoff Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Medical Students.

Dr. Baluna takes an individualized approach to treatment, primarily focused on the whole individual, rather than isolated symptoms.

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Harahasu Barot, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Barot is board certified in Adult psychiatry and Board eligible in Child and Adolescent psychiatry. He has practiced in a variety of settings both inpatient and outpatient encompassing both rural and urban populations.

Dr. Barot completed his undergraduate studies at Georgia State University where he majored in Biology. He received both his masters and medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - GA Campus. He then went on to complete his adult psychiatry residency at White County Medical Center in Searcy, AR where he served as junior chief. Dr. Barot's passion working with the younger population led to him completing his child & adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Cleveland Clinic where he served as Academic Chief. He has a wide range of experience in depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, and ADHD. Dr. Barot’s approach is holistic, collaborative, supportive, and patient centered.

Dr. Barot enjoys helping individuals from all walks of life. He does have penchant working with adolescent that struggle with ADHD, mood, and anxiety disorders. Having training working with child and adolescent population, Dr. Barot is well versed in helping those navigate developmental transition during young adulthood.

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Alicia Batson, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Batson is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who has been in practice for over 20 years. At the heart of Dr. Batson’s approach to clinical care is a deep understanding, both professionally and personally, of the effects of trauma and stress or our brains, our bodies and our lived experience. She helps every patient understand the events that have led them to where they are and to find the path to recovery for strength and healing.

While Dr. Batson’s professional career has spanned the breadth of mental health care, she specializes in helping patients who suffer from the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive behaviors, phobias and depressive disorders. Many of these patients also suffer from debilitating physical conditions such as chronic pain, muscle tension, headaches, gastrointestinal symptoms and other physical manifestations of a chronically activated stress response. Dr. Batson’s experience has taught her that these conditions can be treated, and even cured, with a tailored approach of psychopharmacology and mind-body psychotherapeutic approaches to healing.

Dr. Batson received a bachelor’s degree in European Studies from Vanderbilt University, a medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and completed a combined internal medicine and psychiatry residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She is board-certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Her clinical experience treating patients spans the breadth of mental health care delivery, including community mental health care of severe and persistent mental illness, consult-liaison psychiatry, inpatient care on combined medical and psychiatric hospital units and telehealth psychiatry. For over 10 years, she has been specializing in helping patients with stress/trauma-induced physical symptoms caused by neural pathways in the brain; most of these patients are able to significantly decrease and even cure their symptoms.

Dr. Batson enjoys meeting new patients and looks forward to learning your Life Story. When not at work, she enjoys all things outdoors - gardening, hiking, biking, adventure travel and learning about the natural world.

 

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Amanda Bennett, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Amanda Bennett is a board-certified psychiatrist trained in Adult Psychiatry who specializes in medication management for a variety of psychiatric conditions. She completed medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her adult residency training at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Bennett has worked in a variety of treatment settings, including inpatient and outpatient, as well as community and academic centers. Following completion of her training, she worked at McLean hospital as the Assistant Medical Director of an acute inpatient unit and as a staff psychiatrist in the TMS department. She also served as an instructor in Psychiatry for Harvard Medical School trainees and currently maintains her affiliation with McLean Hospital.

Dr. Bennett's practice focuses on individualized medication management with 30‐minute follow-up sessions. In some instances, Dr. Bennett may recommend additional support via a therapist and may ask that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome. She has a wide range of experience in depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and related mood disorders as well as ADHD. Dr. Bennett's approach is collaborative and supportive.

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Swagato Bhattacharyya, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Swagato Bhattacharyya has completed his residency training at Northwell and is a board certified psychiatrist. Dr. Bhattacharyya takes a holistic approach to patient care, establishing strong physician-patient relationships built on trust, respect, and communication. He primarily focuses on medication management and also provides supportive psychotherapy. Treatment sessions will be tailored to work towards a common goal to optimize one’s mental well-being.

Dr. Bhattacharyya graduated magna cum laude from undergraduate Binghamton University, received his medical degree from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his residency in psychiatry at Northwell Mather Hospital. He has trained in various settings including adult/adolescent psychiatric units and specialty clinics, along with experience in telepsychiatry visits.

Dr. Bhattacharyya has experience in treating numerous mental conditions, including depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, ADHD and OCD. Dr. Bhattacharyya also has experience treating patients of diverse cultures as he has worked in psychiatric settings in NYC metro and Long Island area.

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Esther Bilenkis, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Esther Bilenkis is a board-certified psychiatrist that holds a position of Staff Psychiatrist at Talkiatry. Dr. Bilenkis believes in using an integrative approach, encompassing various treatment modalities for a more holistic and personalized treatment plan.

Dr. Bilenkis received her medical degree from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in psychiatry at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC. During that time, she was also involved in advocacy work through Washington Psychiatric Society, serving as chair of the Career, Leadership Mentorship committee. Dr. Bilenkis is passionate about Integrative Psychiatry and has received training from University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

In addition to general psychiatry, Dr. Bilenkis also trained in Psychodynamic Therapy at the Washington School of Psychiatry.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Stony Brook University.  While having treated a wide variety of patients, her primary clinical focus has been in treating young adults with depression, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD.

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Andrea Birnbaum, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Birnbaum is a board-certified adult psychiatrist, starting her post-residency practice with Talkiatry. Dr. Birnbaum provides medication management together with psychotherapy. She has an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing from psychodynamic therapy, ACT, DBT, and mindfulness-based therapies. Occasionally, Dr. Birnbaum may believe that additional therapy is also needed and ask that you bring a therapist to your care team.

Dr. Birnbaum welcomes patients from diverse backgrounds. She strives toward trauma-informed care and cultural humility. She is fluent in English and Spanish and provides care in both languages. She affirms LGBTQ+ identities. Dr. Birnbaum is a body-positive psychiatrist; she celebrates the diversity of body shape and size and encourages flexible and compassionate self-care.

Dr. Birnbaum completed her undergraduate degree at Colby College, a liberal arts college in Maine, where she majored in cultural anthropology. She then served 2years with AmeriCorps. She completed her medical degree at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, in Brooklyn. She is a recent graduate from UCLA-Olive View Psychiatry Residency Training Program, in Los Angeles.

Dr. Birnbaum works with patients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, and difficulties with emotion regulation. She provides psychiatric care for pregnant patients and patients with medical conditions.

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Diana Bleyan, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Bleyan believes in taking a holistic approach tailored to each patient’s medical and cultural background to provide the best psychiatric care. She believes the best psychiatric care is not just with medications, but also with therapy. Dr. Bleyan believes in exploring with each patient, the complex intersection between your past, present and future selves, medically, spiritually and emotionally, with both therapy and medication to fully understand and guide you towards your best version of you.

Dr. Bleyan believes in a life long commitment to education and learning. She completed her psychiatry residency in Miami, Florida where she worked with a wide variety of patients across many different settings. As a result, Dr. Bleyan specializes in and treats anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, and adjustment disorders. Dr. Bleyan also provides supportive psychotherapy, medication management, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

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Colter Boita, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Colter Boita is a board-eligible adult general psychiatrist. His primary focus is on medication management, however, he often incorporates mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and supportive therapy into his 30-minute follow-up visits.

Dr. Colter Boita is originally from Colorado. He joined the Army at age 19, where he served 4 years to the rank of sergeant, having spent 1 year in Southern Baghdad, Iraq in a combat infantry regiment. After the military he completed his undergraduate degree at Fort Lewis College in Cellular and Molecular Biology with a minor in philosophy.

While obtaining his undergraduate degree, Dr. Boita started a nonprofit organization in East Africa, which focused on targeting micro finance loans for low-income HIV positive patients. The organization received a scholarship and recognition from Clinton's Global Initiatives University.

Dr. Boita graduated medical school at Edward Via College for Osteopathic Medicine in Virginia and completed his residency in psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center.

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Gira Borad, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Borad is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and has specialized in Addiction Psychiatry. She finished her residency from WVU campus of Charleston, WV  and finished Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship from UPMC/Western Psychiatry Institute, Pittsburgh, PA. She has previously worked as an Assistant Professor at WVU of Charleston, where she was involved in working with residents in inpatient and outpatient settings, provided psychiatric consult services to hospitalized patients, and was part of the Outpatient Comprehensive Opioid treatment program where she provided Medication Assisted Treatment for patients with substance use disorders. She has interest in treating patients with mood , anxiety and psychotic disorders.

Dr. Borad has special interest in treating individuals having Substance use history and struggling to quit, and has expertise in treating patients with dual diagnosis of substance use with other psychiatric conditions. She primarily does medication management, in addition to providing some supportive therapy and Motivational interviewing to her patients in her 30minutes follow up appointments, in addition, may suggest to bring in a therapist to add to your care if clinically necessary.

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Emmalee Boyle, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Emmalee Boyle is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who specializes in providing patient-centered care. She offers a mix of medication management in conjunction with supportive therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. Dr. Boyle’s areas of interest include treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and co-occurring substance use disorders. In addition, she enjoys helping the patient explore a holistic approach to their mental health treatment.

Dr. Boyle received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed her general psychiatry residency training at Boston University Medical Center, where she was selected as co-chief resident. She also completed an additional post-graduate fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis.

During training, Dr. Boyle worked with an ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse patient population with various psychiatric illnesses and has experience navigating the many intersecting systems of mental health care. In addition, she worked with experts in the fields of psychosis and substance abuse. She also co-authored a book chapter on the immune system and psychiatric illness. Dr. Boyle also has particular clinical interests in immigrant and refugee health.

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Yanina Brayman, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Yanina Brayman is double board-certified in adult and forensic psychiatry.  She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania and her medical training at New York Medical College. She completed her psychiatry residency training at the New York University School of Medicine and then completed a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Brayman has worked in various inpatient and outpatient medical settings, including hospitals, private practice, and community mental health organizations, where she held leadership roles and taught medical students, residents, and fellows. Additionally, she collaborated with primary care providers as a consulting psychiatrist to help them treat various mental health problems.

Dr. Brayman has extensive experience treating a wide range of patients. She emphasizes a collaborative approach tailored to the individual needs of her patients to help them achieve their goals and realize their potential. She uses a holistic approach with a mix of medication management, cognitive behavioral, and supportive psychotherapy along with coaching techniques and lifestyle modifications to help patients achieve, maintain, and optimize wellness.

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Giselle Brito, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Giselle Brito is board-certified in adult psychiatry and has been practicing for over 4 years. She received her medical degree from San Juan Bautista, School of Medicine in Puerto Rico and continued her medical education at Jackson Memorial Hospital & University of Miami Hospital for her 4-year psychiatry residency training program. After completing her training Dr. Brito worked at the Miami Veterans Affair Hospital and then the Orlando Veterans Affair Hospital in the primary care mental health integrated model. Dr. Brito also holds certification in Perinatal Mental Health.

Dr. Brito practice focuses on medication management and supportive psychotherapy in typically 30-min follow up visits. At times additional psychotherapy is needed and a therapist may be added to provide best outcome.

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Beverly Bryant, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Bryant graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine to complete her adult training and the Yale Child Study Center/Riverview Hospital for Children Program to complete her fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. A native Texan, she returned to Tyler, TX in 2020 to accept the position of Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. She also established an accredited child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship in Tyler. Prior to that, she served as the Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she was also the Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

Working with survivors of trauma has always been an important part of Dr. Bryant's practice. She currently serves as the co-chair of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Committee on Child Maltreatment and Violence and she is a representative for the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse. Dr. Bryant also served as the program director of the Eating Disorders and Trauma Recovery program at Menninger Clinic in Topeka. She is board certified in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry and she has over 32 years of experience as a practicing psychiatrist.

Dr. Bryant specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, mood disorders, developmental disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and family relational problems for both children and adults. She believes that "knowledge is power" and that the more a person can understand about how the brain is affected by various mental health conditions, the more treatment makes sense.

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Mayra Cabrera Dean, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Cabrera is a board‐certified psychiatrist with several years of experience working with an ethnically and culturally diverse population in outpatient, inpatient, and psychiatric emergency room settings. Most recently, Dr. Cabrera practiced privately treating adults with a wide range of mental illnesses both in person and via telepsychiatry. Prior to this, she was an attending psychiatrist in the outpatient department and in the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Center at Mount Sinai Beth Israel where she also served as Associate Training Director of Psychiatric Residency Training. Dr. Cabrera has a strong background in psychopharmacology and supportive and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

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Brenda Camacho, MD

Staff Psychiatrist


Dr. Brenda Y. Camacho holds the position of Staff Psychiatrist at Talkiatry. She is board-certified in Adult Psychiatry. She has been practicing for over 25 years.

While having treated a wide range of adult patients, Dr. Camacho’s primary focus is treating adult outpatients with mood or psychotic disorders. Her practice focuses on medication management. Typically, she offers this in conjunction with supportive or insight-oriented therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. On occasion, Dr. Camacho will believe additional therapy is also needed and asks that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.

Dr. Camacho completed her undergraduate studies at Tufts University. She received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and then continued with Temple for her residency in adult psychiatry. After completing training, Dr. Camacho worked at Cooper Hospital in Camden NJ as Associate Director of Consultation/Liaison Service and Psychiatry Residency Training and Co-Director of the Neuropsychiatry Clinic. She then began working exclusively in outpatient settings, joined NewPoint Behavioral Health Care, and served as Medical Director before and after their merge with Acenda Integrated Health.

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Lynnea Carder, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Carder has been practicing for over 20 years in general adult psychiatry. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has a certification in Elder Law. She has advanced training in psychopharmacology which she earned with distinction.

Dr. Carder's practice focuses on medication management. Typically, she offers this in conjunction with supportive therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. However, occasionally Dr. Carder 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 Toledo, College of Medicine and Life Sciences where she was given the outstanding medical student award by the Department of Head and Neck Surgery. She completed her internship with the Department of Family medicine and completed her residency with the Department of Psychiatry both at the University of Toledo, College of Medicine and Life Sciences.

Throughout her career, she has been the Medical Director of two Community Mental Health Centers and is also the Corporate Medical Director for a company providing neuropsychiatric and general psychiatric care to patients residing in nursing facilities. She received her certification in Elder Law through the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She has also been a preceptor for numerous universities and has trained advanced practice providers in psychiatry.

In addition to general adult and geriatric psychiatry, Dr. Carder’s areas of interest include complex psychiatric and medical conditions, neuropsychiatric issues, and treatment-resistant cases. She enjoys using her medical expertise to solve difficult cases. She has an interest in exploring combined traditional psychiatric practice with complementary and holistic approaches to treatment and believes in keeping her patients healthy rather than only addressing illness.

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Maria Carvajal-Ramirez, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Maria Teresa Carvajal is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist. She is originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador, and is bilingual in Spanish and English.

Dr. Carvajal earned her medical degree from Universidad de Guayaquil in Ecuador. She then participated in a medical program at The William J. Harrington Training Program for Latin America and the Caribbean, at Jackson Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of University of Miami in Florida. Afterwards, she completed her adult psychiatry residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Bronx Care Health System and her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Northwell Health in New York. She has experience working in various settings including inpatient, outpatient, and the emergency department.

Dr. Carvajal has submitted and presented work in the American Psychiatric Association and has also collaborated in a book publication.

Dr. Carvajal has experience treating children and adults with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, dementia, etc. She utilizes medication management in conjunction with emotional and supportive therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. She is passionate about her work and understands the impact of mental illnesses in daily life activities and in the family system. She will work with each patient in an individualized manner and will tailor personalized treatment plans that may include pharmacological treatment. In addition, Dr. Carvajal may recommend including a therapist in your care team to provide the best outcome.

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Michael Cerullo, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Michael Cerullo is a board-certified adult psychiatrist at Talkiatry.  He has been practicing psychiatry for 18 years.

Dr. Cerullo’s practice focuses on medication management. Typically, he offers this in conjunction with supportive or emotionally focused therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. However, occasionally Dr. Cerullo may believe that additional therapy is also needed and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.

He received his medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Dr. Cerullo them completed a one-year fellowship in cognitive neuroscience and MRI imaging at the University of Kentucky. After completing his training, he worked for a decade in academic medicine at the University of Cincinnati treating and studying Depression and Bipolar Disorder. He has been working in community mental health and in private practice the last 8 years.

Dr. Cerullo specializes in the treatment of mood disorders, specifically depression and bipolar disorder. He has published peer-reviewed articles on the pathophysiology and treatment of bipolar disorder and major depression and has nearly two decades of clinical experience.

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