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Dr. Troy Grantham is a staff psychiatrist who treats adult patients. A former engineer, Dr. Grantham has developed a passion for guiding patients along the road to recovery. He completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin and later completed medical school and residency in General Psychiatry at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
Dr. Grantham's practice focuses on medication management. He utilizes a systematic approach to ensure diagnoses are accurate and treatment plans are optimized to each individual patient. His approach is also holistic in nature, often incorporating therapy and lifestyle modification into the treatment plan. Dr. Grantham employs multiple therapeutic approaches in his practice depending on the needs of the patient including supportive therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He places great emphasis on psychoeducation so that patients are aware of the nature and prognosis of their conditions as well as the treatment options available. When multiple treatment options are reasonable, Dr. Grantham takes patient preference into account, offering flexibility to the patient experience. He treats a variety of psychiatric disorders with a particular focus on mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and trauma-related disorders.
Dr. Green (she/her) holds the position of staff psychiatrist at Talkiatry. She is board-eligible in adult psychiatry. She has been practicing for over four years in various settings including, inpatient, outpatient, consult-liaison, emergency, Veteran, and community-based environments. She is licensed in the states of New York and Virginia.
Dr. Green's practice focuses on the integration of medication management and psychotherapy. Her practice style is collaborative to establish trust and build rapport while meeting patient-specific goals. Dr. Green approaches patient care from a holistic perspective that is individualized, evidence-based, and patient-centered.
She received her medical degree from the New York Institute of Technology's College of Osteopathic Medicine on Long Island, NY. Her adult residency training was completed at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA. In addition to general, adult psychiatry, Dr. Green is clinically experienced and interested in treating patients of a wide variety.
She is particularly interested in treating patients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma-related disorders, and personality disorders. Dr. Green enjoys exploring with patients a holistic approach to mental health treatment, which includes a discussion of interpersonal relationships, lifestyle behaviors (exercise, diet, sleep), and self-compassion.
Dr. Jessica Grimes is a board-eligible child and adolescent and adult psychiatrist. She is originally from Sylva, NC. She earned a bachelor’s degree in religion and minored in biology at The University of the South in Sewanee, TN. She graduated cum laude and was inducted into the order of the gownsmen, an honor society. She earned her doctorate from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV.
Dr. Grimes completed a traditional rotating internship through WVSOM at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland, KY and completed residency training in psychiatry at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. While in residency, she earned a master’s degree in medical education from LECOM. She completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville. During her second year of fellowship at USC-Greenville, she received the “Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow of the Year” award.
Dr. Gulati is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who has been in practice for over 10 years. She has worked in inpatient units, private practice, and community mental health, as well as served as Chief Medical Officer of a large psychiatric hospital. In 2018 she was awarded the Charleston Choice Award for Best Psychiatrist in Charleston, South Carolina. She currently resides in South Florida.
Dr. Gulati's practice centers around treating the whole patient: mind, body, and spirit. She believes the judicious use of psychiatric medications, coupled with psychotherapy and alternative treatments such as meditation and yoga, can bring about transformative changes in the lives of those suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental conditions and life issues.
Dr. Gulati graduated with Honors in Psychology from The University of Florida, received her medical degree from The University of South Alabama School of Medicine, completed a clinical postdoctoral research fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine, and completed her Psychiatry residency training at The University of North Carolina. She is currently obtaining her MBA. After residency, she worked as a psychiatric hospitalist at Trident Medical Center in Charleston and has also worked in private practice. Most recently she served as Chief Medical Officer for an 80-bed psychiatric hospital- Coral Shores Behavioral Hospital in Stuart, FL.
In addition to general adult psychiatry, Dr. Gulati received extensive training in one of the nation's largest women's mood disorder programs at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and enjoys treating peripartum and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. She is also well trained in addiction medicine and received additional training in buprenorphine use for opioid addiction.
Dr. Yarelis Guzmán Quiñones is a board-certified psychiatrist and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She has been practicing for the past 4 years. Born and raised in the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico, she is fluent in Spanish and English. Dr. Guzmán Quiñones's focuses on medication management and she offers this in conjunction with supportive, cognitive and dialectical based therapy in a 30-minute follow up visit.
She received her medical degree with honors from San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Caguas, PR before moving to Florida to complete her residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL where she served as chief resident in her final year. After completing training, Dr. Guzman Quiñones worked at Baptist Behavioral Health in Fleming Island FL, providing outpatient care. Life brought her to Maryland where she continues to provide outpatient care of the highest quality to her patients.
Dr. Guzmán Quiñones focuses on the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, as well as OCD. While having treated a wide variety of patients in different settings, her primary clinical focus has been treating adults with co-occurring disorders.
Dr. Sallie Jo Hadley holds the position of Staff Psychiatrist at Talkiatry. She is board-certified in psychiatry and pediatrics and is board-eligible in child and adolescent psychiatry. She has been practicing for 22 years.
Dr. Hadley’s practice is focused on medication management with supportive therapy in follow-up sessions of 15 or 30 minutes. Dr. Hadley is experienced with collaborative treatment and encourages adding a therapist to your care team in those situations where additional therapy might be helpful.
Dr. Hadley is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s triple-board program (psychiatry, pediatrics, and child and adolescent psychiatry). She completed post-doctoral research fellowships at Mount Sinai’s Seaver Center for Autism Research/Compulsive-Impulsive Anxiety Disorders and at Columbia University’s New York State Psychiatric Institute, the latter focusing on metabolic and weight issues in children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders. Dr. Hadley had an early background as a nurse, receiving her B.S. in Nursing from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her experience in neonatal, psychiatric, and hospice nursing led her to pursue her degree in medicine. Dr. Hadley has worked in pharmacologic research in both academic and industry settings.
Prior to joining Talkiatry, she practiced in a multi-specialty clinic for individuals and families dealing with autism or intellectual disabilities and complex medical co-morbidities. Dr. Hadley enjoys working with motivated individuals of all ages who are seeking to better their life or better cope with life circumstances. She has particular expertise in working with individuals and their families suffering from anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Dr. Lisa Hagberg is a board-certified psychiatrist with 20 years of experience treating patients with a wide range of diagnoses, in particular, depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD.
Dr. Hagberg brings a holistic approach to her practice exploring mental health in a multidimensional way, addressing the causes, not just the symptoms of one's condition. She incorporates supportive and insight-oriented psychotherapy into patient care, although at times she may recommend patients add an individual therapist to the treatment team.
Dr. Hagberg grew up in Wisconsin and received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. She completed her training in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and received additional training in Lacanian psychoanalysis at L'École Freudian du Québec. Her recent work includes positions of medical director of a depression and anxiety disorders unit at McLean Hospital of Harvard Medical School and Chief of Psychiatric Assessment Services at Butler Hospital of Brown Medical School.
Dr. Lisa Hagberg is a board-certified psychiatrist who treats patients with a wide range of diagnoses, in particular, depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD. She brings a holistic approach to her practice exploring mental health in a multidimensional way, addressing the causes, not just the symptoms of one's condition. She incorporates supportive and insight-oriented psychotherapy into patient care, although at times she may recommend patients add an individual therapist to the treatment team.
Dr. Matthew Hamilton is a psychiatrist who works with adults at all stages of life in improving mental health. He emphasizes a holistic approach in collaboration with patients to help them identify and achieve their goals. He has experience helping adults from a diversity of backgrounds with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, panic, OCD, ADHD, substance use and autism spectrum disorder. He offers one-hour initial consultation appointments, as well as 20 to 30 minutes for follow up visits.
Dr. Hamilton received his undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Austin, his medical degree at Texas Tech University Health and Sciences Center, and completed his residency training at the University of Texas Medical Branch. During training he worked primarily with adults in local clinics and acute care hospitals in the greater Houston area. He was honored with an award for his accomplishments in psychotherapy during his senior year of residency.
Dr. Hamilton offers his expertise in both medication management and psychotherapy in his practice including cognitive, behavioral, motivational, and supportive therapies. He will collaborate with your therapist when you are working with one and may offer a referral to a specialist therapist if indicated.
Dr. Alexandra Hamlyn is a board-certified adult psychiatrist and board-eligible child and adolescent psychiatrist. She completed her medical education at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and then completed her residency in adult psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. She then went on to complete her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at NYU Langone and Bellevue Hospital. During this time, she also taught a course titled Love Actually at NYU School of Arts and Science. During training, Dr. Hamlyn gained extensive clinical experience in psychiatric inpatient, outpatient, and emergency settings, allowing her the opportunity to treat patients of all ages and backgrounds in numerous busy hospitals in New York City.
Dr. Hamlyn’s primary focus is on medication management though she also has experience working in four different outpatient clinics where she has gained expertise in multiple different therapy modalities. If appropriate, Dr. Hamlyn will refer you for psychotherapy and collaborate with your therapist to support your care. She appreciates the importance of fostering a meaningful therapeutic relationship, and her goal is to make every patient feel welcomed in a non-judgmental treatment environment. She also takes a holistic approach as she understands that good health creates a sense of overall well-being and improved mental health. She strongly emphasizes the importance of mindfulness, self-compassion, exercise, nutrition, and interpersonal relationships throughout treatment. She looks forward to meeting and working with you.
Dr. Sonal Harneja is board-certified in adult psychiatry and specializes in medication management and various psychotherapies to treat anxiety and depressive disorders. Dr. Harneja completed her undergraduate studies at Stony Brook University and received her medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (now called Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences). She completed her adult psychiatry residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Harneja has held academic appointments at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College and Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has provided collaborative, client-centered care in various settings serving diverse populations in NY.
Dr. Harneja’s practice focuses on medication management and supportive psychotherapy in 30-minute follow-up visits, as well as promoting wellbeing, resilience, and mindfulness. Dr. Harneja seeks to create a strong therapeutic relationship and works collaboratively to develop comprehensive treatment plans with her clients. To provide the best outcome, she may find it necessary to recommend additional therapy and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team.
Dr. Jenna Hartman is double board certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Hartman graduated from Tufts University before completing medical school at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. She then completed residency at Maimonides Medical Center, where she was a Chief Resident, and then pursued an addiction psychiatry fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Hartman also trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy through the Psychoanalytic Association of NY. Following her training Dr. Hartman returned to Maimonides Medical Center where she worked as an attending in the adult outpatient clinic, treating patients from many different backgrounds with a wide array of diagnoses. She holds a special interest in treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders and OCD.
Dr. Hartman uses a compassionate and thoughtful approach in order to form a collaborative partnership with her patients. She believes in treating the person as a whole and tailoring treatments to each individual's specific needs. Dr. Hartman works with patients in 30 minute follow up session, where in addition to medication management she provides supportive and at times psychodynamic therapeutic techniques.
Dr. Christopher Hasseltine is a board-certified psychiatrist who has seen over 20,000 patients and has practiced psychiatry in four states, two countries, and at five major medical centers. He has worked in most psychiatric settings: universities, emergency rooms, adult and adolescent inpatient units, dual diagnosis units, consult liaisons, four nursing homes, seven community mental health centers, prisons, and maximum security units, and has had a large outpatient psychiatric practice.
Dr. Hasseltine’s practice focuses on accurate diagnosis and medication management. Typically, he offers this in conjunction with supportive psychotherapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. He tends to be engaging and supportive and believes people grow with dialogue. Occasionally, Dr. Hasseltine may recommend that additional therapy is necessary to achieve the best outcome.
Dr. Hasseltine received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. He started an internship in family practice at the University of Texas at Houston and then changed to a psychiatry internship at SUNY Health Science Center Syracuse, New York. He completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He started his practice career at Marion General Hospital in Ohio where he developed a large outpatient psychiatric practice and worked in the inpatient unit and performed psychiatric consults.
Dr. Hasseltine started his own large psychiatric practice and worked at three area nursing homes. He was the president of the Psychiatry Society of Central Ohio and was on the board at NAMI-Franklin County. He was then recruited to be an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, teaching medical students and residents on the dual diagnosis unit, and the adolescent unit. He worked at the North Texas State Hospital maximum security unit and worked to restore competency to patients with severe psychiatric illness who had felony-level charges.
He practiced in New Zealand with the Maori population and their Assertive Community Treatment. He then worked at Eastway- the largest community mental health center in Dayton Ohio. Next, he worked at Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center where he worked in the adult and behavioral intensive care units, as well as performing consults and having an outpatient clinic. Dr. Hasseltine was also on call for ten hospitals and performed psychiatric consults. During his psychiatric career, he has testified as an expert witness over 100 times and has been a speaker for nine pharmaceutical companies giving about 70 different presentations to groups of physicians and other providers related to psychiatric illness.
Dr. Hassletine has worked hard to have an advanced understanding of neurophysiology, psychopathology, psychiatric diagnosis, and psychopharmacology. His focus is on the person in the room. He believes that the modern civilization has become increasingly complex and difficult for people to navigate - with or without psychiatric illness and that seeking psychiatric counsel is often a necessary part of that equation. He wants to use his years of experience to improve the life of the person in treatment, help them achieve their goals, and to be able to adapt to life, work, and relationships.
Dr. Hassletine really enjoys it when his patients do better in school and work, have better relationships with people close to them, feel better, make more money, become more productive, have more joy, create more meaning, and achieve their own goals.
Dr. Susmita Hazarika is a board eligible psychiatrist, who completed her psychiatry residency at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina. She was a board-certified psychiatrist practicing in India after completing her medical school at Gauhati medical college, followed by a psychiatry residency at Silchar Medical College. She moved to the US after her marriage and continued to pursue her career in psychiatry here.
She has expertise in treating patients with various psychopathologies which include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD and behavioral issues associated with other medical conditions. She believes in adopting individual treatment plans tailored to meet the requirements of patients based on their presentations and goals. She adopts an approach that combines evidence-based psychopharmacology alongside supportive, cognitive behavioral and individualized psychotherapy. Patients can expect to find an environment that is secure and free of judgments where they can take an active role in achieving their desired goals. With her vast and diverse clinical experience, she can help with the cross-cultural psychiatric issues experienced by people of multi-cultural origin.
Dr. He is board-certified in adult psychiatry and addiction medicine. She is passionate about providing quality and accessible mental health care while considering each patient’s concerns, values, and life circumstances. She received her Medical Doctor degree from State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, and completed her psychiatry residency at George Washington University Hospital in DC. Prior to medical school, she completed Master of Public Health from Yale School of Public Health.
Dr. He has special clinical interests in providing trauma-informed and culturally competent care in the treatment of mental health conditions. She has experiences working with special populations, such as minorities, immigrant, perinatal women, and LGBTQ+ communities. She holds a certificate from Harvard in Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Program. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization in Washington DC to prepare people recovering from mental illness to improve their quality of life.
Although Dr. He’s practice primarily focuses on medication management, she looks forward to getting to know you and incorporating her experiences with insight-oriented therapy in 20 or 30 minute follow-up visits.
Dr. Stuart Hedgpeth is a board-eligible psychiatrist. While Dr. Hedgpeth primarily focuses on medication management, he understands that mental health often requires approaches from multiple perspectives. Psychodynamic and supportive therapies are offered on an as-needed basis in addition to medication management. New patients are provided 60 minutes for initial visits and follow ups are given 30 minutes.
Dr. Hedgpeth graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC. He completed his adult psychiatry residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, VA.
Dr. Hedgpeth's training has positioned him to care for adults of all ages with a wide spectrum mental health disorders and related conditions. In his residency he sought out additional experience working with patients undergoing treatment for HIV, patients with trauma-related disorders, and the LGBTQ+ population.
Dr. John Hendrick is a practicing Psychiatrist most recently serving as Medical Director for Clinical Services at Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. After several years of private practice he had served as Chief of Inpatient Psychiatric Services and then as Chief of Psychiatry at Mountain Home VA Medical Center. During his time at Mountain Home VA he was also a Professor of Psychiatry at Quillen Medical School at East Tennessee State University where he taught General Psychiatry courses and the Neurosciences of Psychiatry. His specialties include affective and anxiety disorders and he has specific expertise in neuropsychiatry, psychopharmacology and alternative treatments for affective disorders.
He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is a Past President of both the Tennessee Psychiatric Association and the Southern Psychiatric Association. He has been awarded a Distinguished Service Award from the United States Public Health Service. He has been twice named the Outstanding Teacher Award from the ETSU Psychiatry Residency program and was awarded Course Director of the year for the Neurosciences residency course he developed. He holds an Irma J. Bland Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Education from the APA. He has extensive psychiatric background in practice and as a teacher. He practices psychotherapy from an Eriksonian perspective and is well versed in individual and psychodynamic psychotherapies.
Dr. Columban Heo is a board-certified psychiatrist who is dedicated to improving the quality of life of his patients. He received his medical degree from Touro University Nevada and residency training from Unity Health White County Medical Center. He went on to complete a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Cleveland Clinic, where he became well-versed in working with multidisciplinary healthcare teams and treating psychiatric patients with complex medical conditions.
Dr. Heo specializes in treating a wide range of psychiatric conditions including, but not limited to, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and PTSD. In addition to medication management, Dr. Heo incorporates a holistic approach to treatment, focusing on the mind, body, and spirit connection. He believes overall health extends far beyond the body and emphasizes the importance of healthy relationships. As mental health treatment is not a one size fits all, Dr. Heo integrates therapy and medications to personalize each individual's treatment.
Dr. Jonathan Hertz is board-certified in adult psychiatry. He completed fellowships in child and adolescent and public psychiatry and has been practicing psychiatry for over 18 years.
Dr. Hertz's practice focuses on medication management which is offered with supportive and/or dynamic psychotherapy within 30-minute follow-up sessions. If patients have individual psychotherapists, Dr. Hertz will work collaboratively with these providers within a treatment-team approach to patient care delivery.
Dr. Hertz received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He remained in Boston to complete a residency in adult psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Hertz subsequently returned to his hometown of NYC and completed a fellowship in public psychiatry. Dr. Hertz has clinical and administrative experience in the field of psychiatry. These positions include ACT Team community psychiatrist, director of adult outpatient clinic, and medical directorship in behavioral health within community hospitals.
With training in child/adolescent, adult, and public psychiatry, Dr. Hertz has a developmental approach to mental health care. That is, he collaboratively explores the bio-psychosocial factors that may have influenced the development of mental disorders. Dr. Hertz believes an ecological approach enables a broader view of the multip
Dr. Hess is double board-certified in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry. He completed his psychiatry internship and residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City, and then completed a geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Hess has practiced inpatient psychiatry at the Long Island College Hospital, NYU Langone Brooklyn, and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He has also worked in emergency room, day hospital, and consultation-liaison settings, as well as seeing geriatric outpatients at a naturally-occurring retirement community (NORC) on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Dr. Hess has has taught St. George’s University medical students during their clinical rotations in psychiatry.
Dr. Hess has more than 24 years of experience providing patients with compassionate psychiatric care for depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and dementia. He uses pharmacotherapy as well as supportive psychotherapy. Dr. Hess may believe that additional therapy is also needed and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome. The philosophy of his practice is to collaborate with patients to meet their specific needs to make an impact in various stages of their life.
Dr. Hill is a recent graduate of the psychiatry residency program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. During her residency, she sought out additional training in psychodynamic therapy and EMDR. She participated in the Psych Scholars track, which provided in-depth education and supervision around therapy and psychoanalytic theory. This allows her to better understand the role of both medication and therapy, which to utilize, when to couple them, and what limitations they may have. She has additional interests in trauma work; women’s mental health, specifically in the peripartum period; and in working with individuals facing progressive diseases or terminal diagnoses.
Dr. Christopher Hoffman is an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified psychiatrist with three years of experience.
Dr. Hoffman provides patient-centered treatment using medication management, supportive therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Typically, medication management appointments are 30 minutes, and therapy appointments are 45 minutes. Psychotherapy slots with Dr. Hoffman are limited, so he often brings another therapist to the treatment team.
Since graduating from psychiatry residency in 2019, Dr. Hoffman served in the Air Force as the sole psychiatrist, Medical Director, and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program director at Edwards Air Force Base and has recently completed a fellowship in Forensic psychiatry.
Dr. Michelle Hornbaker-Park is a board-certified General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with over nine years of experience. Her practice focuses on medication management founded not only on evidence-based medicine but on the understanding that a trusting therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of behavioral health healing. She incorporates CBT, supportive therapy, and psychoeducation into her medication management appointments and may refer patients for additional psychotherapy to improve outcomes.
Dr. Hornbaker-Park received her Bachelor of Science degree from Ursinus College in the dual major of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Neuroscience. After receiving a Health Professions Scholarship from the Army, she obtained her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. She went on to enter active duty military service and complete General Psychiatry residency training and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship training at Tripler Army Medical Center before completing active duty service as a staff psychiatrist and 101st Airborne Division psychiatrist at Fort Campbell, KY. There she cared for active duty service members and their families to manage depression, anxiety, trauma, and the unique stressors of military service. She later transitioned to federal civilian service and served as a preceptor for Phase II Physician Assistant trainees and Army Social Work interns, reinforcing a passion for education that carried her to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC).
During her time at WRNMMC, she served in several roles including Deputy Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatry, core faculty for the National Capital Consortium Psychiatry Residency Program, Associate Program Director, and associate faculty at the Uniform Services University for Health Sciences (USUHS). Prior to transitioning out of federal service to join Talkiatry, she was repeatedly recognized for excellence in academics and mentorship and received multiple teaching awards. This zeal for education and mentorship, as well as humility, personal growth, and learning, translates directly into her philosophy for patient care. She believes a whole-person approach with open, collaborative teamwork is the key to progress.
Katrina Im, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who is dedicated to providing holistic treatment to those seeking mental healthcare. Katrina enjoys treating young adults, adolescents, and children.
Katrina’s practice focuses on medication management. Typically she offers this in conjunction with supportive or emotionally focused therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. Occasionally Katrina 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 Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Boston College and later received her Master of Science in Nursing at Yale University with an induction to Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is certified to treat all ages and has received focused training to treat children and adolescents. She has also completed basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to further treat patients with trauma history. She utilizes a psychodynamic treatment approach to treat the whole person.
Katrina has clinical experience in multiple settings over the last 5 years. She has trained in the Intensive In-home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Service at Yale Child Study Center, Crisis Intervention Unit at Yale New Haven Hospital, and various community health settings. Most recently, she worked at the Partial Hospital Program and inpatient units within Four Winds Hospital.
As a nurse practitioner, her goal is to provide individualized holistic care to each patient using a combination of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.
Dr. Ali Imran is double board-certified in Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his psychiatry residency training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Hofstra/Northwell Zucker Hillside Hospital. He has practiced in various settings over his career, including inpatient psychiatric units, adult and child outpatient treatment clinics, urgent care centers, and emergency psychiatric treatment centers.
Dr. Imran has more than five years of experience treating patients with depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and learning disorders. Dr. Imran's approach is collaborative, supportive, and patient-centered.
Dr. Inano is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. She obtained her bachelor’s in psychology from Xavier University in New Orleans, before obtaining her medical degree from University of California Davis. She then went on to complete a general psychiatry residency at the University of Texas at Austin Dell School of Medicine.
Prior to making the transition to private practice, Dr. Inano worked within the Veterans Affairs healthcare system. She has treated a wide range of mental health conditions, with a particular focus on depression, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders. She has also completed additional training in psychotherapeutic modalities for PTSD. She has supervised and trained psychiatry residents as an Affiliate Faculty member for the University of Texas at Austin Dell School of Medicine.
Dr. Inano takes a kind, collaborative, and patient-centered approach when working with her patients. She works to create a safe and supportive environment where her patients can explore their concerns and work towards healing.
Dr. Nina Jacobs is a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist in practice for over 20 years. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and completed her adult, child and adolescent training at NYU School of Medicine. She has additional training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Jacobs believes understanding and compassion are fundamental to the doctor-patient relationship. With an engaged, optimistic style, she provides attentive, patient-centered care to reduce troubling symptoms and restore well-being. Treatment includes a comprehensive evaluation, thoughtful medication management as indicated, supportive therapy and the development of stress management skills.
Dr. Jacobs works with youth ages 13-17 and adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, PTSD as well as other mental health issues. With teens, parents are included during a portion of appointments to discuss treatment and progress. Before coming to Talkiatry, Dr. Jacobs served as Chief of Adult Behavioral Health a busy urban community health clinic. In her free time, Dr. Jacobs loves to spend time in nature, read, listen to audiobooks, and relax at home with family, friends, her dog and her sweet but temperamental cat. Dr. Jacobs believes in the resilience of the human spirit and is dedicated to assisting patients to achieve their treatment goals.
Dr. Jaffarzad is a board eligible adult psychiatrist who completed her undergraduate training at the University of Texas at Austin and earned her medical degree at the American University of the Caribbean. She completed her psychiatry residency at Louisiana State University Our Lady of the Lake Psychiatry Residency Program.
After completing residency, she worked in an outpatient setting and provided consultation liaison services at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. Moreover, she held volunteer academic positions supervising and instructing residents and medical students. She has experience treating culturally diverse patient populations with a variety of mental health conditions.
Dr. Jaffarzad offers primarily medication management in conjunction with supportive therapy during follow up visits. She values the importance of open communication and a strong doctor-patient therapeutic alliance.
Dr. James is a board certified adult psychiatrist. She has 32 years of clinical experience and worked as a Chief of Psychiatry at Pro Medica healthcare company. She has experience in outpatient, inpatient, Consult Liaison and ER settings. Dr. James graduated from Tufts University Boston's affiliated program. She was awarded the resident teaching award for excellent teaching program at Steward St. Elizabeth Medical Center Boston where she initiated in her residency program. Her inclination is towards community adult psychiatry and is invested in the care of the families and a variety of individual adult populations.
Dr. Eunjin Jang is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed her residency training at the University of Chicago, where she was chief resident.
Dr. Jang aims to help patients achieve optimal health and functioning by providing compassionate and thorough care. Education is an important part of the treatment plan, as it allows patients to actively participate in their care. She specializes in treating a wide range of psychiatric conditions including, but not limited to, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and OCD.
Although Dr. Jang’s practice focuses primarily on medication management, she integrates psychotherapy into her sessions. Occasionally, Dr. Jang may recommend additional therapy to achieve the best outcome.
Dr. Jiang is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. His practice focuses on medication management and supportive therapy. His major goal is for treatment to be patient centered, with a focus on high quality, evidence-based care in the safest and most meaningful way.
Dr. Jiang completed an undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his medical degree from Oakland University William Beaumont, School of Medicine. He then completed his psychiatry residency at Loyola University Medical Center.
Dr. Jiang's areas of interest include depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Dr. Jabari Jones is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and an Emotional Health Consultant who has worked extensively with individuals and groups in both the public and private sectors for over a decade. His areas of focus are anxiety, depression, lifecycle-issues and trauma.
Dr. Jones has an interest in Positive Psychology -- a field of study dedicated to human well-being and flourishing. In additional to offering traditional care (Medication and Psychotherapy), he also helps patients implement evidence-based interventions such as physical exercise, journaling and meditation into their lifestyle to help them in achieving their unique goals.
Dr. Jenny Joseph is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who specializes in medication management for a variety of psychiatric conditions. She completed medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed her adult psychiatry residency training at New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital Center. She has worked with an array of patient populations and treats conditions including mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. She believes in the importance of empathy and open communication, employing a patient-centered approach with a focus on medication management, psychoeducation, and supportive therapy. If deemed helpful or necessary, Dr. Joseph may recommend the addition of a therapist with whom she will collaborate in order to facilitate the best care for her patients.
Dr. Jubert is a board-certified staff psychiatrist at Talkiatry. He has been practicing for 5 years. Dr. Jubert's practice focuses predominately on medication management, often in conjunction with supportive therapy, during 30-minute follow-up visits. He approaches medicine holistically with an emphasis on understanding how a patient’s socioeconomic status, spirituality, social connection and physical health affect their overall mental health and well-being. Dr. Jubert received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.
He served as an officer in the Army prior to his medical school training. He received his medical degree from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Raleigh, NC. He completed his psychiatry residency at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Following residency, he worked in community mental health in Alaska, treating the underserved Alaska Native population. While having experience treating a wide range of mental health disorders, his primary clinical focus has been in treating adult patients with PTSD, ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders.
Dr. Juliet Nichols has been a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 2002 and has been practicing psychiatry for over 25 years.
While an expert in psychopharmacology, Dr. Nichols has an integrative approach to treatment and she often incorporates psychotherapeutic techniques when appropriate, tailoring every treatment to each patient's individual needs.
She completed her Psychiatry residency at Stony Brook-SUNY and Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. Over the last two decades, Dr. Nichols served as an attending psychiatrist at JT Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY, where she became proficient in delivering stellar psychiatric care in a variety of settings. She specializes in treating adult and geriatric mental illnesses, including: Depression, Anxiety Disorders (eg. OCD, Panic Disorder, GAD, PTSD), ADHD, and Cognitive Disorders in the elderly.
Dr. Nichols strives to help her patients gain insights into their inner conflicts, unveil their strengths, accept their limitations, and build their coping skills. Her approach is dynamic, straightforward, and empathic so patients always feel safe, understood, and at ease. She engages the patient to be an active participant in treatment decision-making, creating a strong therapeutic alliance.
Dr. Kahlon is an experienced Psychiatrist who spent the last 24 years of his career working in Veteran's Affairs where he was able to treat a wide variety of patients.
Dr. Kahlon provides medication management along with supportive therapy. In some cases Dr. Kahlon may refer you to a counselor or therapist for further care and collaboration. He has experience treating a wide range of conditions, including major depressive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and PTSD. Dr. Kahlon utilizes a well-rounded approach to treat the whole person, through medication, active listening, and recommending talk-centered counseling programs.
Dr. Kahlon trained at the VA system associated with Chicago Medical School (Finch University) located in North Chicago, Illinois. At the conclusion of his training, he was hired at the VA in Danville, Illinois until 2021. He also had a part-time private practice enhancing his experience in adult Psychiatry. Dr. Kahlon graduated from a prestigious medical school which has consistently held a high position (4th) in the top 100 medical schools in the world.
Dr. Kaleemullah is originally from New Orleans and went to Loyola University of New Orleans where she obtained her degree in Chemistry with summa cum laude distinction. She then went to Tulane School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at Tulane Behavioral Health in New Orleans.
Having been affected personally by Hurricane Katrina and the loss of a loved one in 2005, she quickly understood the importance of biopsychosocial impacts on health, especially mental health. She is very keen on establishing rapport with her patients and ensuring that their feelings are validated.
After completing her residency, she moved to Toronto and worked at Grey Bruce Health Services where she did a combination of ER psychiatry, inpatient, and outpatient services. After having kids, she then became more interested in telepsychiatry in 2017, which increased accessibility to care for her patients.
Dr. Kaleemullah has interest in psychopharmacology, but also believes in psychoeducation and supportive counseling. If she feels more interventions are needed, she may refer to counselors with expertise in other modalities such as CBT, DBT, and trauma.
Dr. Kaleemullah enjoys spending time with family and meditation when she’s not working. She is fluent in English and Urdu/Hindi.
Dr. Jacob T. Kannarkat is an adult psychiatrist.
Dr. Kannarkat's practice focuses on medication management. In his visits, he uses an integrative approach, blending an empathic, problem-solving orientation with an understanding that the reasons for an individual's condition can be complex. He has experience dealing with many forms of mental illness and works collaboratively with his patients and their other treatment providers in making a plan for recovery.
Dr. Kannarkat completed undergraduate studies at the University of Florida. After receiving his medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Kannarkat continued for residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Health System. He ultimately completed his training as Chief of Psychiatric Emergency Services at Yale School of Medicine.
Dr. Kannarkat has experience working with adults of all ages who are dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, substance use disorders, and many other conditions.
Dr. Tim Kelly specializes in adult psychiatry. His practice focuses primarily on medication management but often incorporates aspects of supportive, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral therapies into his 30-minute follow-up visits. Dr. Kelly also strongly believes in working in conjunction with therapists for the best possible outcomes for his patients. He feels it is important to create strong therapeutic relationships with his patients in order to help patients achieve their treatment goals.
Dr. Kelly received his undergraduate degrees in Human Biology and Spanish from Michigan State University. He then completed his medical education as well as a master's degree in Medical Humanities and Bioethics at Northwestern University. He completed his adult psychiatry residency at the University of Washington. He has authored papers in medical education and LGBTQ advocacy.
Dr. Kelly now lives in Pennsylvania with his husband, Kevin, and two dogs, Taquito and Fergie. While Dr. Kelly treats adults of all backgrounds, he has a particular interest in working with young adults, students, and LGBTQ individuals.
Dr. Satveet Khela is a board certified physician specializing in adult psychiatry. She has been practicing since 2021.
In addition to focusing on medication management, Dr. Khela's practice also prioritizes a whole person approach, incorporating aspects of nutrition, lifestyle, mindfulness, and supportive or brief cognitive behavioral therapy into the treatment plan. Occasionally, Dr. Khela may believe that additional therapy is also needed and ask that you see a separate therapist to provide the best outcome.
Dr. Khela received her undergraduate degree from University of California Berkeley and her medical degree from A.T. Still University. She completed her residency at University of California San Francisco Fresno, where she served as chief resident in her final year. After completing her training, Dr. Khela worked with medically ill patient's with co-morbid psychiatric illnesses. Throughout her career, Dr. Khela has worked with a diverse set of patient in various stages of their lives.
Dr. Khela focuses on treating patients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, OCD, and other mental health issues. She believes in empowering her patients to be active players in their treatment plans to facilitate the best care possible.
Dr. Divya Khosla, MD, is a board certified Adult Psychiatrist and board eligible Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She received her undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and her medical degree from Ross University, completing all of her clinicals in Maryland, D.C., and NYC. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Then she returned to the east coast, where she completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York.
Dr. Khosla has participated in a variety of innovative academic clinical research, and has presented research at annual national meetings of the American Psychiatric Association. Her robust clinical experience with varying demographics at different clinical sites around the country has allowed her to treat patients in an evidence-based way, tailoring treatment to an individual’s specific needs.
Although Dr. Khosla’s practice focuses on medication management, she also implements supportive therapy and motivational interviewing in sessions to allow for a more comprehensive approach to treatment. Her clinical interests include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, and ADHD.
Dr. Clara Kim is a board-certified psychiatrist trained in Adult Psychiatry. She received her medical degree from Yale University and completed her residency training at Cambridge Health Alliance – Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Kim treats each patient with a holistic, evidence-based approach that incorporates psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic best practices. Her priority is to build a safe and trusting working relationship with each patient. Occasionally, Dr. Kim may recommend that you add a psychotherapist or other provider to your care team as well.
Dr. Kim has extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, personality- and trauma-related disorders, stress and adjustment problems, perinatal issues including postpartum depression, and psychosis. Other professional interests include forensic psychiatry, quality improvement, and ECT, in which she was certified by the Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center. She has worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds and all socioeconomic strata.
Dr. Aileen Kim approaches medication management with an emphasis on shared decision-making within safe, effective options, thorough counseling about what to expect in treatment, and giving attention to the concurrent use of non-medication modalities of treatment alongside optimizing medication. She is accustomed to working with people who have more than one diagnosis. She is skilled and experienced in de-prescribing (methodically streamlining the number of medications being taken) when needed.
Patients can see Dr. Kim for medication management, therapy, or both. Dr. Kim is board certified in Adult Psychiatry. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago in 2004. She was selected for the Health Professions Scholarship Program and completed her residency in 2008 at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia, where she was chief resident. Following residency, she deployed to Kuwait as a medical officer. She has taught and supervised residents at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She left active duty in the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander. After becoming a civilian, she went into solo practice, then joined Potomac Behavioral Solutions in 2014, where she served as medical director. Dr. Kim is the past president of the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society. She also lectures advanced mental health professionals for Lingyu International Psychology Centre based in Toronto.
For established patients of Dr. Aileen Kim, please call 833-351-8255 to schedule an appointment and let the patient care coordinator know you are an established patient from her prior practice.
Dr. Susan Kim is a board certified psychiatrist who was born and raised in Queens, NY. She has spent much of her time in the North East and is currently residing in New Jersey with her spouse and dog, Luna. Dr. Kim began her medical training at Temple University in Philadelphia, completed her psychiatric residency at Stony Brook University Hospital where she was chief resident for her final year. She has worked in numerous psychiatric roles. This includes working at a Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) at Stony Brook University Hospital, as well as the inpatient voluntary psychiatric unit at Holy Name Hospital. She has also worked as a psychiatric consultant for patients admitted to medical-surgical units at Holy Name Hospital.
Dr. Kim is well versed in medication management, particularly for depression, anxiety, as well as psychotic disorders. Her treatment style includes several psychotherapeutic techniques including supportive, cognitive behavioral, and psychodynamic based on her patient's needs and preferences. She also holds a special interest in cultural psychiatry as well as relational intelligence.
Dr. Siera Kirkland is an adult general psychiatrist. She is a diplomate of the American
Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has been practicing for 8 years.
Dr. Kirkland focuses on collaborative and evidence-based care. She believes it is
imperative to form a therapeutic relationship with each individual and work together as a
team to formulate the best treatment plan. Her passion is to educate, empower and
support. She specializes in medication management and brief psychotherapy.
Dr. Kirkland received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She
completed her residency at The Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Summa Health
System in her hometown of Akron, OH. Upon completion of residency she relocated to
Charlotte, NC to start her career as the Lead Psychiatrist at Novant Health Psychiatric
Dr. Kirkland has experience in treating various patient populations. Her areas of focus
have been perinatal and postpartum depression and anxiety. She has also worked with
adults with co-occurring substance use disorders. Special interests include women’s
health and minority mental health disparities.
For established patients of Dr. Kirkland, call 917-634-5311 to schedule an appointment and let the care coordinator know you are an established patient.
Dr. Patricia Klaine is an attending physician working at Talkiatry. She is board certified in adult psychiatry. After completing her training in adult psychiatry, she continued her education by completing a fellowship in consultation-liaison psychiatry which enables her to confidently treat patients with a variety of medical comorbidities. Dr. Klaine focuses on medication management. She offers this in addition to supportive psychotherapy in 30-minute follow up visits. For some patients, it may be important to bring in additional psychotherapy for well-rounded care.
Dr. Klaine received her medical degree from St. George's University in Grenada. Following that she completed her training in general adult psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She went on to complete a fellowship in consultation-liaison psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. After completing her training, she worked on an inpatient psychiatric unit before deciding to transition into outpatient psychiatric care. She looks forward to a collaborative relationship with her patients.
Dr. Hallie Knopf is a board certified adult psychiatrist. She integrates a collaborative and holistic approach to establishing strong therapeutic relationships and helping patients achieve their goals.
Dr. Knopf’s practice focuses on medication management. Typically, she offers this in conjunction with supportive or emotionally focused therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. Occasionally Dr. Knopf may believe that additional therapy is also needed and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
Dr. Knopf completed her undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed an adult psychiatry residency training program at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Knopf has experience working with a wide variety of patient populations across different settings. She is particularly interested in issues related to women’s mental health, including perinatal mental health issues.
Dr. Matthew Koller is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who joined Talkiatry after he completed his psychiatry residency. Dr. Koller believes that a person must be known before they are treated, and he works with patients to understand their goals of care while prioritizing a collaborative treatment approach. His practice focuses on medication management, however he allows space for supportive therapy and other therapeutic modalities within sessions. He may include a therapist in the treatment plan for optimal care.
Dr. Koller completed his undergraduate training at The University of Texas at Austin before pursuing his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed his general adult psychiatry training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where he served as Chief Resident of Education during his final year of training. Dr. Koller focuses on treating the adult population from ages 18+.
He has training in both psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment and emphasizes a patient-centered, interprofessional approach to care. He has experience in treating a variety of mental health illness, including depression, anxiety, insomnia, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and psychotic disorders.
Dr. Komarczyk is a board-eligible adult psychiatrist. She takes a special interest in developing the therapeutic alliance with each patient by providing an informative, encouraging, and holistic approach to mental health. At the heart of her practice is creating a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space that allows her to work collaboratively with her patients to help them achieve their goals. Her treatment plans include evidence-based medication management as well as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. At times, Dr. Komarczyk may believe that additional therapy can be helpful and incorporate a therapist into your care plan.
Dr. Komarczyk focuses on treating adult patients suffering from a diversity of disorders, including major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and addiction. She takes a special interest in treating patients with OCD. Dr. Komarczyk graduated valedictorian from Hawaii Pacific University, where she majored in biology/human health sciences. She completed her medical degree at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. During her time in medical school, she was heavily involved in research examining how horsemanship groundwork exercises in equine therapy can be used to improve medical students’ bedside manners. She went on to complete her residency training at Florida Atlantic University where she served as a chief resident. She received The Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award that recognizes outstanding humanistic teaching residents as identified by their medical students.
Rebecca Kostopoulos, PMHNP, is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner dedicated to helping people struggling with mental health concerns find ways to live a full and balanced life.
Rebecca’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 Rebecca 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 Master of Science in Nursing with a specialty in psychiatry from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston College. She is trained in psychiatric diagnosis, medication management, and psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapies.
Rebecca has extensive experience evaluating and treating adults in a variety of settings over the past 10 years. Previously, she has worked at Elmhurst Hospital’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, and at Gracie Square Hospital on an inpatient unit, in addition to community health settings and skilled nursing facilities.
As a nurse practitioner, she believes that addressing mental health concerns is just as important as addressing physical concerns. She values the therapeutic relationship with a collaborative and empathic approach to treatment.
Dr. Kotadia is a board-certified psychiatrist who completed his psychiatry residency training program at Nassau University Medical Center in Long Island, NY. After completing training, he has been practicing outpatient psychiatry and specializes in the evaluation and management of major psychiatric disorders including depression, and anxiety. He uniquely combines his education, training and practical experiences into specialized treatment plans. Typically, he offers this in conjunction with supportive or emotionally focused therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. However, occasionally Dr. Kotadia may believe that additional therapy is also needed and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
A story that Dr. Kotadia came across years back still inspires him each day. A man was taking a morning walk at the beach. He saw that along with the morning tide, came hundreds of starfish. When the tide receded, the starfish were left behind and would die in the morning sun. While the tide was fresh, and the starfish were alive, the man took a few steps, picked one up and threw it into the water and continued throwing starfish back into the ocean. Behind him was a stranger who couldn’t understand what this man was doing. He caught up with him and asked, “What are you doing? There are hundreds of starfish. How many can you help? What difference does it make?” The man did not reply, rather he took two more steps, picked up another one, threw it into the water, and said, “It makes a difference to this one.”
With this story as his motivation and ultimate objective, it has always been Dr. Kotadia’s goal, with each patient, to provide superior services..
Dr. Riddhi Kothari is a board-certified general psychiatrist. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Psychology. She completed her medical school education at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic medicine in 2013. She completed her residency training in adult psychiatry at University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry residency program in Baltimore, Maryland. During residency, she served as Chief Resident for Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) and Consult-Liaison Services, and was a recipient of Excellence in Community Psychiatry award.
After residency, she moved to Seattle, Washington where she worked as an attending psychiatrist in the Psychiatric Emergency Services at Harbor Medical Center in Seattle, where she gained an abundance of experience evaluating and treating individuals in acute psychiatric crisis. She relocated to Northern Virginia in 2020, where she joined Inova Health system as Medical Director for Behavioral Health Emergency Services and Inova Psychiatric Assessment Center (IPAC). In this dual role, she had an opportunity to develop her leadership skills and provide supervision to clinicians performing psychiatric evaluations in Inova’s various emergency rooms. She also provided medication management consultations to ER physicians to assist them with managing patients with mental illness. She also worked at IPAC, a unique walk-in clinic, where she provided psychiatric evaluations for medication management for various psychiatric illnesses ranging from depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Dr. Kothari’s treatment approach begins with establishing a good therapeutic rapport with her patients and listening to her patients so that they feel heard. Dr. Kothari likes to spend time providing psychoeducation on medications when discussing treatment plan. Dr. Kothari’s practice focuses on medication management primarily, but may incorporate supportive psychotherapy during medication visits. Dr. Kothari may recommend additional psychotherapy if she feels a patient may benefit from this.
Dr. Alexis Kropf is a board-eligible adult psychiatrist beginning her practice at Talkiatry after four years of clinical experience in residency.
Dr. Kropf primarily focuses on providing medication management during 30-minute follow-up visits, weaving in elements of supportive therapy according to the needs of her clients. When additional therapy is indicated to promote recovery, Dr. Kropf may recommend that her clients work with a therapist as part of the treatment team.
Dr. Kropf credits her undergraduate education at Southwestern University, a small liberal arts college, for strengthening her curiosity about and dedication to serving others. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where she also completed her psychiatry residency training. During residency, she was involved in medical student education and resident leadership, serving as a chief resident during her final year of training. She also utilized her fluency in Spanish and medical Spanish interpreter training to serve Spanish-speaking patients and to lead Spanish-language group therapy sessions. In addition to psychopharmacology, Dr. Kropf studied psychotherapeutic interventions, including psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies.
She has experience working with clients experiencing many different mental health challenges, with a primary clinical focus including the treatment of anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Dr. Jason Kudurogianis holds the position of psychiatrist at Talkiatry. He is board-certified in adult psychiatry and has been practicing for over five years.
Dr. Kudurogianis’s practices focuses on medication management for adults and he typically offers this in conjunction with supportive therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. On occasion, Dr. Kudurogianis may believe that additional therapy is also needed and asks that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
Dr. Kudurogianis received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. He then went on to receive his medical degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV. Following medical school, he completed his psychiatry residency at University of Connecticut in Farmington, CT. Before joining Talkiatry, Dr. Kudurogianis worked in private practice for five years in Richmond, VA.
For established patients of Dr. Kudurogianis, please call 833-351-8255 to schedule an appointment and let the patient care coordinator know you are an established patient from his prior practice.
Dr. Puja Kumar is trained in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. She is a board-certified pediatrician who, after five years of pediatric practice, decided to pursue her passion in psychiatry.
Dr. Kumar provides medication management in conjunction with supportive therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. In addition, she believes in taking a holistic approach to each patient and emphasizes the impact of lifestyle, parenting practices, and family dynamics in treatment.
Dr. Kumar completed her BSc at University of Calgary and received her medical degree from St. George's University in Grenada. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center in NY, and went on to practice pediatrics with the MedStar Shah Medical Group in Maryland. Dr. Kumar received her training in child and adult psychiatry at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
Dr. Elaine Kwok is a board-certified Adult Psychiatrist who has been practicing for 9 years.
She specializes in depression and anxiety and believes in a holistic approach to the wellness of both the mind and body. Dr. Kwok conducts a comprehensive and individualized assessment for each patient utilizing a combination of medication management, lifestyle changes, and coping skills, creating a safe and therapeutic environment to facilitate healing and growth.
Dr. Kwok received her undergraduate degree from New York University and her medical degree from St. George’s University. She then completed her residency training at Seton Hall University. After training, she worked in the inpatient and outpatient units at Capital Health Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey. She was a voluntary faculty member and trained residents and medical students from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She actively participates in her local community to provide education and training for mental health providers.
Dr. Kwok strives to collaborate and address hindrances that may interfere with an individual’s best self. She focuses on creating a strong therapeutic relationship to support and facilitate balance, lifestyle enhancement, and emotional well-being. She looks forward to getting to know you and embarking on this journey together.
Dr. Ann Landowne is Board Certified in Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatry. She has over thirty five years of experience helping people of all ages cope with a wide range of problems.
Dr. Landowne received her medical and psychiatric training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and advanced training in psychotherapy at the Psychoanalytic Association of New York where she is on the faculty. She focuses on medication management and is holistic in her approach to people and the difficulties they face in life. She has expertise in the treatment of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems,and people struggling with anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, obsessive - compulsive symptoms, and eating disorders.
Dr. Lavasani is a double board-certified Psychiatrist, specializing in both Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She received her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and went on to complete both her residency in psychiatry and fellowship in child & adolescent psychiatry at Baylor Scott & White medical center in Temple, Texas. She has experience in treating patients with diverse backgrounds and a wide variety of psychiatric diagnoses including depressive and anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, psychosis, intellectual disability, autism spectrum, attachment and other mood disorders. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings including inpatient psychiatric units, emergency rooms, outpatient community clinics as well as consultative work within medical and surgical teams.
Her practice primarily focuses on medication management with psychoeducation while incorporating varying therapeutic interventions such as supportive, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral therapies in 30 minute follow up visits. In most cases, Dr. Lavasani will recommend bringing a dedicated psychotherapist into your care team to provide the best outcomes. Dr. Lavasani aims to create a welcoming, collaborative and patient centered space and will work alongside you to create a holistic treatment plan. Currently, her primary focus is treating children, adolescents, and young adults from ages 6 through 25 years old.
For the past 20 years, Dr. Lavin worked at the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center where she treated undergraduate and graduate students. She also worked at a training clinic for students pursuing their PsyD degree. She has supervised and taught psychiatry residents. She taught a psychopharmacology and differential diagnosis course to psychology trainees. Dr. Lavin has a strong interest in functional medicine and alternative therapies.
Dr. Lavin has been in practice for 35 years. She is board certified in adult psychiatry. Dr. Lavin focuses on a comprehensive medical assessment, medication management, psychoeducation, wellness, and alternative therapies. She enjoys treating young adults.
Dr. Lavin did her undergraduate work at the University of Rochester. She earned her MD from Cornell University Medical College in New York City. Her psychiatry residency was at the University of Boston Medical Center. After training, Dr. Lavin held administrative and clinical positions at Kaiser Permanente in Denver, CO and at the Harvard Community Health Plan in Braintree Massachusetts. She has written clinical triaging guidelines and patient information pamphlets.
Dr. JinGu Lee is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist in the states of New Jersey and New York.
Dr. Lee focuses on understanding each client’s unique background and building a strong therapeutic alliance with his client. He works with ethically and culturally diverse patient populations who struggle with conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, and more.
Dr. Lee provides comprehensive medication management including screening for relevant medical conditions and also incorporates elements of psychotherapy in his regular visits when appropriate.
Dr. Lee has a long-standing interest in preventive care and cultural diversity. He studied Public Health and Cultural Anthropology at Rutgers University and received his medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in New Jersey. He completed his Psychiatry residency training at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey where he was recognized for his excellence in outpatient services.
Outside of his career, he enjoys traveling, singing, and hiking. He believes in living a balanced lifestyle with clear goals and also focuses on maintaining a close connection with his own family.
Dr. Lindsay Legnon is board-certified in Psychiatry and has 15 years of experience in outpatient clinical psychiatry. Her focus is primarily on medication management, but she does incorporate brief cognitive behavioral therapy and supportive therapy when appropriate. If more extensive psychotherapy is felt to be beneficial, she will recommend a therapist and collaborate with them for optimal care.
She completed her medical degree at Louisiana State University in Shreveport and her residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, where she served as Chief Resident. After completing her residency, she worked primarily in outpatient clinics treating a wide range of mental health disorders.
She has extensive experience treating major depressive disorder, a variety of anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, and bipolar disorder, among others. Medication is felt to be an important tool for many in achieving wellness and, in addition, she encourages a holistic approach to improve outcomes. Her hope is to provide relief and help people achieve their goals in their journey back to wellness.
Dr. Andrew Lelin is a board-certified Psychiatrist in Adult Psychiatry. He received his bachelor's from Johns Hopkins University as well as his master's in Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics from Stony Brook University. He then when on to receive his Medical Degree from Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine before going on to complete his residency at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine. There he completed his training in advanced psychopharmacology with diverse patient populations. Dr. Lelin also has an in-depth education in various psychotherapeutic modalities including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, habit-reversal, and cognitive processing therapies, which he continues to incorporate into his daily practice. After completing training, he went on to provide inpatient consultation and crisis intervention services in New York City.
From these experiences, Dr. Lelin has developed a unique approach to treating anxiety, depression, bipolar, OCD, and trauma-based, as well as other psychiatric conditions. He employs an approach based on creating a compassionate and humanistic space for patients, to meet a patient’s own goals and values to help guide treatment. He starts with a detailed initial evaluation with thorough follow-ups in order to carefully navigate the dual prongs of over and underdiagnosing. He has a particular passion for treating young adults, LGBTQ+ mental health, patients with complex medical issues, and life transitions.
Dr. Jacqueline Lewandowski is a board-certified physician specializing in adult psychiatry. She obtained her undergraduate degree from New York University where she studied psychology and child/adolescent mental health. Dr. Lewandowski received her medical degree from St. George's University in Grenada, before moving back to New York to complete her residency at Morningside and West Mount Sinai Hospitals. Since completion of training, Dr. Lewandowski has practiced and held teaching positions both in the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Department of Harlem Hospital as well as the inpatient units and psychiatric emergency rooms of Morningside and West Hospitals.
Dr. Lewandowski has a wide range of experience treating a diverse spectrum of psychiatric diagnoses and populations. She strongly believes in tailoring treatments through a holistic and patient-centered lens based on individual and multi-faceted histories. During 30-minute monthly sessions, Dr. Lewandowski focuses on collaborating with patients using evidence-based treatments with an emphasis on medication management in conjunction with supportive therapy. Additionally, she may recommend bringing a therapist into your care team to help facilitate a more comprehensive treatment plan. Dr. Lewandowski looks forward to working with you to help achieve and optimize your wellness and improve your quality of life.
Dr. Diane Lewis is an adult psychiatrist at Talkiatry. She is board-certified in general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has been practicing for over eight years, and she has a special interest in college mental health.
Her practice focuses on medication management. Typically, she offers this in conjunction with supportive therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. Often, Dr. Lewis encourages additional therapy and asks that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
She received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. She then also earned her medical degree from Texas A&M University in College Station and Temple, TX before moving to Austin to complete her general psychiatry residency at UT Southwestern - Austin Programs, now part of the Dell Medical School residency programs. After completing training she stayed in Austin and had the privilege of spending eight years working as a staff psychiatrist at the University of Texas’ student counseling center. She has also worked in hospital admission and emergency department settings.
Dr. Lewis has treated a large variety of mental health conditions across a variety of populations, but her primary focus has been college mental health. This has included treating a variety of conditions ranging from the simple to the complex in patients aged 18 to 45. She enjoys getting to know her patients and considering their concerns within the context of their entire lives, recognizing and emphasizing that a person may have a diagnosis but IS not that diagnosis. Her patients value her authenticity, compassion, and down-to-earth style and have consistently thanked her for taking the time to truly listen to them.
Dr. Austin Lin is a double board-certified adult and addiction psychiatrist who has been in practice for over 9 years. At the center of Dr. Lin’s clinical approach is a strong emphasis on establishing trust and using a collaborative approach to help patients develop an individualized and cohesive plan so that they are able to achieve their goals.
Dr. Lin's practice focuses on medication management. Typically, he offers this in conjunction with supportive therapy, motivational interviewing, and/or cognitive behavioral therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. Occasionally, Dr. Lin may recommend that additional therapy is needed and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team in order to provide the best outcome.
Dr. Lin received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency in psychiatry at Harvard South Shore, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where he served as Chief Resident and earned his 360° Professionalism award. He then had additional training in Addiction Psychiatry through his fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. After completing training, Dr. Lin has worked as an Addiction Psychiatrist and Director of Adult Services in the Trauma and Resilience Center (TRC) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He specialized in treating patients with a history of depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use disorders.
Dr. Lin has held an academic appointment at UTHealth, and he has spent his professional career supervising and teaching medical students and psychiatry residents.
Shaneika Lindsay, PMHNP, is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner dedicated to providing personalized and empathetic care to those in need of mental health care. Her academic journey began with a B.S. in Biology from the University at Albany. She later received her B.S. in Nursing from Pace University and attained her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner M.S. from Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, graduating magna cum laude.
Shaneika’s practice focuses on medication management. Occasionally, Shaneika may believe that additional therapy is also needed and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
For the last seven years, Shaneika has diligently provided care to our nation’s veterans, working on a dual diagnosis inpatient psychiatric unit in the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System. In her time at the VA, she has gained extensive experience in managing substance abuse and co-morbid psychiatric disorders. In addition, while attending Hunter College, she completed a yearlong clinical rotation at Casa Promesa, a mental health outpatient and inpatient facility that services some of the most vulnerable and underserved populations in the South Bronx.
As a Nurse Practitioner, her primary focus is holistic care, taking into consideration all physical, psychological, interpersonal, and environmental factors when creating unique treatment plans. She strongly believes that all of these factors are interconnected and play a significant role in any individual's mental health and vitality.
Shaneika's goal is to work with clients to create a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative treatment environment that promotes sustained healing and positive self-development.
Dr. Liss was born and raised in a neighborhood in the North Bronx. He attended Queens College, CUNY where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Hebrew. He completed Medical school at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY and thereafter was accepted to NUMC for psychiatry residency training.
For his final year of residency training Dr. Liss was appointed to the position of Chief Resident for Academics & Research for the Psychiatry residency program at NUMC, Nassau University Medical Center. He received 2 awards during his residency training including the Acute Mental Health Services Award and the Ambulatory Mental Health services award at the end of his 2nd and 3rd years of residency training, respectively.
At NUMC, Dr. Liss underwent a rigorous training in a multitude of psychiatric settings and has experience with managing a wide array of psychiatric areas of treatment including mood/bipolar disorders, ADHD, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, as well as the intersection of medical disorders and psychiatric disorders. For his outpatient practice Dr. Liss anticipates focusing on mood disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, personality disorders, and family dynamics.
Dr. Liss’ practice focuses on a duality of treatment strategies: specifically psychotropic medication management in conjunction with non-pharmacologic treatment modalities including supportive psychotherapy, emotive supportive psychotherapy, as well as personalized variants of psychodynamic/interpersonal psychotherapy. Additionally, Dr. Liss has experience in facilitating coordination of psychosocial treatments in underserved populations.
Dr. Liu is board certified in Adult Psychiatry. She primarily focuses on medication management but integrates therapeutic support into her sessions. For more in depth therapy needs, Dr. Liu encourages patients to have their own individual therapist.
She received her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. She then moved to Morgantown, West Virginia to complete her psychiatry residency.
Dr. Liu has experience working with patients from different backgrounds in inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization settings. She particularly enjoys working with young adults and areas related to women's health such as perinatal mental health. She welcomes people from all cultures and is LGBTQ+ friendly.
Dr. Long is a board-certified psychiatrist with over 14 years of experience treating adult and older adult patients from a wide variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Dr. Long's practice focuses primarily on medication management, in addition to supportive and cognitive and behavioral therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. Sometimes Dr. Long will suggest additional therapy be included in your treatment plan in order to provide the best outcome.
Dr. Long received her medical degree from the University of Illinois and completed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She has worked in emergency psychiatry, community psychiatry and private practice and operated her own independent practice in downtown Chicago. Most recently she has spent over 9 years working with veterans with PTSD and other mental health issues.
Dr. Long received her B.A. from Yale University, graduating cum laude with a double major in Biology and Literature. She enjoys working with a wide variety of patients of different ages and from different cultural backgrounds and has extensive experience treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders and PTSD along with comorbid substance use disorders. Dr. Long views patients as partners working toward a common goal of improving patients' quality of life. She also appreciates the strong connection between physical and mental health and provides encouragement and support to patients that hope to make behavioral changes that will benefit both.
Dr. Michael Lukowski is an adult psychiatrist who holds board certification with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has been practicing medicine for over 4 years.
Dr. Lukowski focuses on medication management combined with supportive therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. He practices whole-person medicine, caring for the wellness of your mind, body, and spirit and helping you enjoy your relationships with those around you.
Dr. Lukowski received his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, NV, before moving to southern California to complete his residency at Loma Linda University. After completing training, Dr. Lukowski began working with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group in Riverside, CA, where he treated a variety of psychiatric disorders in an outpatient setting. In March of 2020, as the pandemic changed life and medicine forever, Dr. Lukowski adopted a strictly telepsychiatry role at his clinic. He has also held a staff psychiatrist position as an adult inpatient psychiatrist in Tennessee.
Dr. Lukowski treats a wide variety of psychiatric disorders within the adult demographic.
Dr. Albert Luong is a Board Certified adult psychiatrist who integrates a friendly and collaborative approach to treating psychiatric conditions. For him, building strong therapeutic relationships is key to helping patients achieve their goals.
In line with holistic treatment, Dr. Luong utilizes psychotherapy and medication management to implement a safe, empathic, and individualistic framework that allows for healing and wellness. Dr. Luong works primarily with patients dealing with depression, anxiety, stress management, and lack of fulfillment, among other life challenges.
Dr. Luong completed undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in biological sciences and graduating with the highest distinction. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed an adult psychiatry residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. As part of his training, he was the Chief Resident of the Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Department, supervising trainees and treating patients with various psychiatric illnesses.
Dr. Lyman is a board-eligible psychiatrist who values the lived experience of every individual seeking treatment. She completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University, received her MPH from University of Hawai'i, Manoa and graduated with her MD from the John A. Burns School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Psychiatry at the Queens Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. She is currently pursuing a nutritional psychiatry certificate through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and has a particular interest in the connection between the food we consume and our emotional well-being.
While her practice focuses on medication management, she often takes the time to provide supportive, cognitive or dialectical based therapy in a follow-up visit. She believes that achieving mental wellness extends beyond addressing one's symptoms and hopes to guide her patients towards feeling aware and empowered. She has experience treating depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, bipolar as well as other conditions.
Dr. Macdonnell is a double-boarded psychiatrist with over 25 years of experience in adult psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.
Dr. Macdonnell focuses on treating individuals with medication management. Supportive and interpersonal therapy is incorporated as needed. When additional therapy or longer sessions are necessary to enhance the individual’s treatment she invites a therapist to become a member of your care team.
Dr. Macdonnell attended undergraduate school at Manhattan School of Music earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree in violin performance and musicology. She then attended the City University of New York – Hunter College campus majoring in premedical sciences. Dr. Macdonnell attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York earning the degree of MD. She completed an internship in internal medicine before entering psychiatry residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital – Westchester Division. After completing her residency, she stayed on an additional year completing a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry. She was promoted to Attending Psychiatrist and Unit Chief of the Geriatric Partial Hospital Program. After two years in academic psychiatry, she entered private practice in New York and Connecticut for 8 years. She then served 2 years in the National Health Service providing outpatient care to an underserved area in central Florida. Moving to Georgia she has worked in private practice and academic psychiatry at Mercer University College of Medicine before moving on to Veteran’s care at Atlanta VA and Carl Vinson VA Medical Center.
While Dr. Macdonnell has a wide range of experience she focuses on general adult psychiatry.
Dr. Majid is a board certified psychiatrist who is committed to providing the highest quality care to his patients. During his initial intake appointments, he collaborates with his patients to establish therapeutic goals and spends time getting to know them. He has a strong focus on establishing trust and building a therapeutic relationship with his patients to help them achieve their goals.
Dr. Majid is originally from Houston, TX and completed his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. After graduating from medical school, he went on to complete his internship in a combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He then transitioned to New York Medical College –Metropolitan Hospital’s psychiatry training program where he completed the remainder of his residency.
Throughout his training, Dr. Majid has worked across various settings including the veteran affairs medical center, community mental health clinics, geriatric mental health centers, and psychiatric emergency rooms. A substantial portion of his training overlapped with the COVID-19 pandemic and he has extensive experience with COVID-19 related mental illness. He has also spent a lot of time working with patients struggling with general anxiety, depression, grief, family and relationship issues, college/early adulthood struggles, and career changes.
Dr. Majid’s practice focuses on medication management and he typically offers this in conjunction with supportive or emotionally focused therapy in follow up visits. Occasionally, Dr. Majid may believe that additional therapy is also needed and asks that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
Dr. Abramov Mann is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of adults, with additional expertise in the care of older adults.
Dr. Abramov Mann's practice focuses on medication management. It integrates principles from various therapeutic modalities including supportive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and motivational interviewing into 30-minute follow-up visits. At times, she may recommend the addition of an individual therapist to your care team in order to enhance treatment outcomes.
After completing her undergraduate studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Dr. Abramov-Mann received her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. She completed her residency training in adult psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and then went on to fellowship training in geriatric psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Dr. Michael R. Martin is a psychiatrist specializing in general adult psychiatry, with an emphasis on Bipolar Disorder, and Addiction. Dr. Martin mainly provides medication management, along with preventive medicine including diet, nutrition, exercise, sleep, and relaxation techniques to address the whole mind and body.
He received his medical degree at The University of Iowa, served in the US Air Force as a Flight Surgeon and Medical Commander for Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar Systems, RAFB, GA, and graduated residency in Psychiatry at Wake Forest University at Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. He has experience in addictions and methadone clinics and has been in private practice for 10 years.
While addressing any general adult psychiatric condition, Dr. Martin has extensive experience with Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, ADHD, and Addiction Medicine. He focuses on overall health and wellness and improvement of function in work, school, and social interactions.
Dr. Megan Marumoto provides holistic and personalized care as an integrative psychiatrist board-certified in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Integrative Medicine, and Lifestyle Medicine. She takes a root cause approach to treating mental health conditions as a certified Functional Medicine practitioner.
Dr. Marumoto treats a wide range of mental health conditions in children, adolescents, and young adults, including ADHD, anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, and trauma-related conditions. Patients may expect a comprehensive assessment with evidence-based treatment focusing on nutrition and healthy lifestyle interventions as well as medication management in 20–30-minute sessions. She enjoys working collaboratively with therapists and health coaches to achieve the best outcomes. She also provides supportive therapy and other therapies when indicated.
She received her medical degree from the John A Burns School of Medicine and completed her Psychiatry Residency and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Hawaii. Wishing to provide comprehensive care beyond medication management and therapy, Dr. Marumoto completed a second fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She has over 20 years of clinical experience working with military and civilian populations.
Dr. Mathews is an adult psychiatrist who works with young adults and adults struggling with anxiety and depressive disorders. She uses a compassionate, non-judgmental, and reflective approach to listening and working with clients. Dr. Mathews’ practice focuses on medication management, offered in conjunction with supportive therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits.
Dr. Mathews completed medical school at Stony Brook University School of Medicine where she also earned her masters in Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics. She completed her adult psychiatry residency training program at Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
The philosophy of Dr. Mathews’ practice is to help promote each individual’s natural capacity for healing. She ultimately strives to help clients create rich and meaningful lives while also offering mindfulness skills to empower clients to effectively cope with the pain and suffering that life can bring.
Dr. Mattern is board certified in Adult psychiatry. Her approach to mental health is integrative, with the utilization of complementary and alternative treatments such as yoga, lifestyle changes, and nutritional interventions in addition to traditional medication management and therapy. Dr. Mattern prefers to focus on the overall health and well-being of an individual, rather than just treating symptoms.
Dr. Mattern’s practice focuses on medication management along with elements of therapy from different modalities, such as supportive and cognitive behavioral therapy that are patient-tailored. Dr. Mattern understands the importance of psychotherapy and may ask to bring in a therapist into your treatment team to provide the best care and outcome. Her clinical interests include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, OCD, and ADHD.
After completing her undergraduate degree in Biology at Ohio Northern University, Dr. Mattern received her medical degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She went on to complete her residency in psychiatry at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She also completed yoga teacher training and presented nationally at the APA in 2019 regarding the benefits of yoga for depression. Dr. Mattern is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, Ohio Psychiatric Physician’s Association, and Psychiatry Society of Central Ohio.
Dr. Mattern is board certified in Adult psychiatry. Her approach to mental health is integrative, with utilization of complementary and alternative treatments such as yoga, lifestyle changes, and nutritional interventions in addition to traditional medication management and therapy. Dr. Mattern prefers to focus on the overall health and well-being of an individual, rather than just treating symptoms. Dr. Mattern’s practice focuses on medication management along with elements of therapy.
Dr. Gerald Matthews is a staff psychiatrist at Talkiatry. He is board-certified in adult psychiatry, and has experience treating civilians, as well as active duty military and veterans. The majority of Dr. Matthews's practice is in providing medication management, however he often collaborates with therapists in caring for his patients, where indicated.
He received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, KY, and then entered active duty service in the US Army at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI, where he completed his residency training. Upon completion, he moved to Fort Hood, TX, where he practiced as a staff psychiatrist as he completed his service obligation.
Dr. Matthews is board-certified in general psychiatry and treats mostly adults, on an outpatient basis. Some examples of conditions he has experience in treating during his time in practice include mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, and trauma-related disorders.
Dr. Jessica Matthews is a staff physician who is board certified in general psychiatry. Dr. Matthew's practice focuses primarily on medication management. She typically offers this in addition to applicable supportive and cognitive behavioral focused therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. However, Dr. Matthews may believe that additional therapy is needed and asks that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, in San Antonio, TX, before moving to Honolulu, HI to complete her residency in psychiatry at Tripler Army Medical Center. After completing training, she was stationed at Fort Hood, TX. She worked a staff physician in the inpatient unit at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center before becoming the inpatient medical director. Then, she moved on to be a staff physician and then clinic chief in the outpatient embedded behavioral health clinics. She continued as a staff physician after leaving the military.
While having treated a variety of patients, her primary focus has been treating adults in the areas of depression, anxiety and stress/trauma-related disorders. .
Dr. McGowan is a board-certified adult psychiatrist with over 14 years of experience during which he has primarily treated active-duty US Navy sailors, their family members, and military retirees in the outpatient setting.
His practice focuses on medication management in addition to supportive and cognitive-behavioral therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. He is a strong advocate of multiple treatment modalities and, in certain situations, may suggest that therapy and/or regular physical exercise be included in your treatment plan to provide the best outcome.
He received his B.S. in Physics from United States Naval Academy. After serving as an Intelligence Officer in the Navy for eight years, he transitioned to medicine and earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. After completing an intern year in Family Medicine, Dr. McGowan completed residency training in Psychiatry at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA, where he remained on staff for the next ten years and was primarily involved in resident training and education. He held academic appointments at the Uniformed Services University and Eastern Virginia Medical School and served as the Psychiatry Residency Program Director for six years. He served his final four years in uniform running the behavioral health department at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA. He recently retired from the Navy after a 30-year career.
Dr. McGowan has extensive experience in outpatient psychiatric care. In addition to the full spectrum of mood and anxiety disorders, he has treated a very large number of patients with PTSD stemming from combat, natural disasters, and sexual trauma. He believes that, like his service to the country, working alongside others in their journey to better mental health is an incredible privilege.
Dr. Mendez-Maldonado is double board-certified in general psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. She received her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She then moved to New York to complete her residency training At Mount Sinai Beth Israel where she stayed to complete her fellowship in geriatric psychiatry. After her fellowship, she proceeded to work at Woodhull Hospital where she worked as an attending before becoming unit chief and running their Special Pathogens Unit during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She focuses on medication management and offers this in conjunction with supportive therapy, cognitive-behavioral techniques, a focus on nutritional psychiatry, and 30-minute follow-up visits.
Dr. Mendez-Maldonado focuses on integrating nutrition, physical activity, and mindfulness techniques alongside pharmacotherapy to achieve a well-rounded approach to mental health.
Dr. Mennella is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. Her practice focuses on medication management and supportive therapy. Treatment emphasizes patient education and autonomy. Dr. Mennella is a proponent of shared decision-making and believes this facilitates a strong therapeutic relationship, greater satisfaction with care, and improved clinical outcomes.
She completed an undergraduate degree in Information Technology from Purdue University and a Master's degree in Information Systems from DePaul University. She received her medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then completed her psychiatry residency at Loyola University Medical Center. During her training, she served as chief resident for two years.
Areas of interest include depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD, and psychiatric treatment for healthcare workers.
Dr. Ludmilar Mesidor is a staff psychiatrist. She is double board-certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry. She has been practicing for 6 years.
Dr. Mesidor's practice focuses on medication management. Typically, she offers this in conjunction with supportive therapy in a 30 minute follow-up visits. At times Dr. Mesidor may assess that additional therapy is also needed and advise that you integrate a therapist into your care team to in order to provide the best outcome.
She received her medical degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in NY, NY before completing her residency at Westchester Medical Center-New York Medical College and a fellowship in child & adolescent psychiatry at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. After completing training she has treated children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of private practice settings.
Dr. Mesidor, DO has a wide range of experience in depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Dr. Mesidor's approach is empathetic, comprehensive, collaborative, supportive, and patient-centered.
Dr. Shama Milon is a triple-board eligible physician in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has experience treating mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, OCD, and other conditions, including specializing in treating patients with co-occurring psychiatric and medical conditions.
Although experienced in treating patients in a variety of settings, she is focused on outpatient care in order to build longitudinal relationships. Central to her philosophy as a physician is to understand the unique physical, emotional, and psychological needs of her patients. She strives to provide an empathetic and judgment-free space where her patients and families can feel supported and understood.
Dr. Milon provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and treatment using medication management and psychotherapy, with training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, DBT, play and dyadic therapy, and family therapy. Occasionally, she may believe additional therapy is also needed and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome. She graduated from Duke University and then attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed her combined training in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, where she served as chief resident during her final year of training.
Dr. Marcos Modiano is board-certified in adult psychiatry and addiction medicine. He has been practicing for 10 years.
Dr. Modiano’s practice focuses on medication management, supportive and psychodynamic psychotherapy in 30 to 45- minute follow-up visits. Treatment is focused on helping patients achieve their best selves with an empathetic and supportive approach.
He received his medical degree from the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City before moving to Chicago, IL where he trained as a general psychiatrist. After completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, he pursued training and certification in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Addiction Medicine and later on through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He became the medical director for the impaired professionals substance use program at AMITA-behavioral health in Chicago and later on transitioned as the medical director at Hazelden Betty Ford in their Chicago location.
In addition to general psychiatry, Dr. Modiano is board-certified in Addiction Medicine. His primary focus has been in treating impaired professionals with substance use disorders.
For established patients of Dr. Modiano, call 917-634-5311 to schedule an appointment and let the care coordinator know you are an established patient.
Dr. Mousavi holds the position of attending psychiatrist at Talkiatry. She is Board certified in adult psychiatry and has been practicing for over 6 years.
Dr. Mousavi's practice focuses on medication management. Typically, she offers this in conjunction with supportive therapy in 30-minute follow up visits. Dr. Mousavi 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 has completed her residency at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical college. She has experience of working in private practice at Institute for Family Therapy in Miami. She has also worked as an outpatient psychiatrist at Montefiore in NY and INOVA outpatient clinic in Virginia.
Dr. Priya Mukhopadhyay is a board certified adult psychiatrist. She completed her psychiatry residency training at Richmond University Medical Center in NYC. She has practiced in various settings over her career including inpatient, outpatient, comprehensive psychiatric emergency program (CPEP), and the consult liaison service to name a few. She has experience providing patients with compassionate psychiatric care treating patients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, family and relationship issues, as well as other mental health issues.
Dr. Priya’s practice focuses on medication management. Typically, she offers this in conjunction with supportive or emotionally focused therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. 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. Growing up in NYC as a South Asian American female in medicine, Dr. Priya strongly values diversity and compassion and strives to make her patients feel heard, validated, and comfortable at all times.
Dr. Mullenix is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who strives to form strong therapeutic and collaborative environments with patients and values patient empowerment. Dr. Mullenix received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency in psychiatry at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. His interests and expertise are in helping patients struggling with depression, anxiety including social/obsessive compulsive and generalized anxiety disorders and ADHD. He provides psychiatric medication management along with supportive, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other modalities of therapeutic treatment.
Dr. Mullenix’s practice focuses primarily on medication management, or pharmacotherapy. He routinely incorporates supportive therapy into his 30-minute follow-up visits. Dr. Mullenix may occasionally recommend that a therapist be part of the care team to provide optimal outcomes. The philosophy of his practice is to actively involve patients in the decision-making process to improve adherence to treatment and build trusting relationships with all patients.
Dr. Munoz is a board eligible adult psychiatrist who completed his medical training at Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School. Most recently, he completed his psychiatric residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Over the course of his training, Dr. Munoz has practiced in various settings, including outpatient and inpatient, as well as in the psychiatric emergency room.
Dr. Munoz has more than three years of experience providing patients with compassionate psychiatric care through pharmacotherapy and supportive therapy. He has expertise in treating patients with depression, anxiety, bipolar, and psychotic disorders. In addition, Dr. Munoz has vast experience with working in the LGBTQ+ and Spanish-Speaking communities.
The philosophy of his practice is to view patients as a whole and to meet their specific needs to make an impact in various stages of their life. Dr. Munoz emphasizes the importance of exercise, relationships, and general well-being in his practice.
Dr. Michael A. Murphy is board-certified in General Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has over 20 years of experience practicing medicine in outpatient, acute, and residential settings.
He provides psychiatric assessments and medication management along with brief supportive psychotherapy. He is a strong advocate of collaboration between psychiatric care and psychotherapeutic interventions and encourages the utilization of therapists and counselors.
Dr. Murphy holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry Pre-med from Florida A & M University and a Medical Degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed both his residency in General Psychiatry and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Virginia. He formally served as Chief of Behavioral Health Services at Ft. Eustis, Virginia. He has previously provided Acute Care and Residential Treatment at Newport News Behavioral Health Center, outpatient services in the community and Foster Care system, and recently served as Medical Director of Harbor Point Behavioral Health Center.
Dr. Murphy has an extensive history of providing care for both the adult and child population. He specializes in the treatment of children with Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Dr. Viga Naik takes a holistic approach when practicing, understanding the importance of an integrative treatment care model. She believes optimal patient care goes beyond psychopharmacology and requires incorporation of psychotherapy and psychosocial intervention. She is a strong advocate for her patients dedicated to being an educator of mental illness to break self, societal and systemic stigmas. She believes that a strong therapeutic alliance between clinician and patient is essential. She works on creating a safe and empathetic environment while providing psychoeducation to patients empowering them to play an active role in their treatment.
Dr. Naik is an adult psychiatrist with specializations in Addiction Psychiatry and Consultation- Liaison Psychiatry also knowns as psychosomatic medicine. She completed her residency training at New York Medical College and fellowship training at the Mount Sinai Health Systems located at Bronx Care and Beth Israel Hospital. She has worked in both inpatient and many outpatient specialty clinics such as psych/oncology, transplant, collaborative-care, medication assistance treatment, music and medicine and gender affirmation surgery treating patients with comorbid mental illness and substance use disorders as well as comorbid mental illness and general medical conditions. Her practice focuses on medication management in combination with supportive therapy and providing psychoeducation to patients. She treats depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, general anxiety disorder, substance use disorders and other associated psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Natarajan is a Psychiatrist at Talkiatry providing psychiatric services to adults ages 18 and older. In her practice, Dr. Natarajan focuses on medication management and psychoeducation, often along with supportive therapy. She is committed to providing quality care for her patients that is evidence-based and patient-centered. She is dedicated to working collaboratively with patients as a team in order to help patients to the best of her ability.
Dr. Natarajan received her medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson in NJ. She then completed her psychiatry residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson as well where she served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Natarajan has a vast array of clinical interests in psychiatry and behavioral health, including anxiety and mood disorders as well as wellness. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to new places, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Stephanie Negrey is a board certified psychiatrist. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and History at Fordham University in the Bronx and then attended medical school at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. She completed her residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio as a member of the United States Air Force. Dr. Negrey served as an active duty psychiatrist; her duties included medical director of the mental health clinic at a special operations base as well as a program manager for the Air Force substance use program.
Dr. Negrey has experience treating a wide range of ages and diagnoses, with particular emphasis on personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder. She integrates supportive and psychodynamic therapies into her medication management appointments with a goal of achieving improvement through a holistic approach. Dr. Negrey will work with patients to reach their goals for their mental health care while also providing a compassionate and collaborative environment.
Dr. Negrey looks forward to working with you!
Dr. Nieves-Alvarado is a recent psychiatry graduate from Duke Psychiatry Residency program. She is board eligible and has experience with psychodynamic and supportive therapy. Dr. Nieves-Alvarado is originally from Puerto Rico and practices psychiatry in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Nieves-Alvarado practice focuses on medication management with adjunct insight oriented therapy on all of her visits. She works on a team-based approach and advocates for most of her patients to engage in some type of therapy for better outcomes and sustained symptom improvement. She received her medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Bayamon, PR, before moving to North Carolina to complete her residency at Duke University Hospital. During training, she was nominated for a fellowship in psychodynamic practice by the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. She was also an advocate against childhood sexual trauma. Her training was well rounded including experience at the jail and forensics psychiatry. She also worked with patients on substance use disorders treatment centers and holds experience with medically assisted treatment.
Dr. Nieves-Alvarado treats a wide age range from young adults to elderly. After completing training, she joined Talkiatry to improve mental health access to patients who are time constricted or have transportation issues. She continues to seek for constant improvement and working hand on hand with her patients to achieve mental wellness.
Dr. O'Brien is a board eligible adult psychiatrist who completed his medical education at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Following his graduation from NEOMED, he completed a residency in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at West Virginia University/Charleston Area Medical Center. Throughout his training, he has enjoyed working in both outpatient and hospital settings and has a great passion for medical education and teaching the next generation of mental healthcare providers.
Dr. O'Brien's practice focuses on medication management for a wide variety of mental health diagnoses, including anxiety disorders, depression, Bipolar Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tic Disorders, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In addition to medication, he offers a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy during 30 minute follow up appointments. Dr. O'Brien believes in a truly collaborative and holistic approach to mental healthcare, striving to involve patients and all members of the healthcare team in every aspect of care.
Dr. Laura Obler is board-certified in adult psychiatry. She received her medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, where she stayed to complete her psychiatry residency at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience. During residency she received specialized training in reproductive psychiatry (the treatment of women who are considering pregnancy or are pregnant or postpartum) and acted as Chief Resident of the Women’s Life Center at UCLA.
Dr. Obler has experience working with a diverse group of patients. She has previously worked in community clinics in the greater Los Angeles area and as a staff psychiatrist at UCLA. She prefers a holistic approach to psychiatric treatment and therefore uses a combination of medication management and talking therapies to treat patients. Techniques she may utilize include cognitive behavioral therapy, experiential psychodynamic therapy, mentalization based therapy, and medical hypnosis.
Dr. Glenn Occhiogrosso is board-certified in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. He has been practicing in New York City for over ten years and is a lifelong New Yorker.
Dr. Occhiogrosso earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn. He then completed his residency and an Addiction Fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in Manhattan.
After completing his fellowship, Dr. Occhiogrosso returned to Brooklyn to be Unit Chief for the inpatient Detoxification Service at Kings County Hospital Center. During his ten years at Kings County, Dr. Occhiogrosso served as the Psychiatry Clerkship Director for St. George’s University School of Medicine, Associate Program Director for the SUNY Downstate Residency Program, Medical Director of the Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Service, and Clinical Director of the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Program (CPEP). While working in these distinctly different areas, Dr. Occhiogrosso gained valuable experience treating a wide range of clinical presentations and pathologies. As a result, he is comfortable treating patients across the entire spectrum of mental and behavioral health conditions.
Dr. Occhiogrosso’s practice focuses on medication management, but his patients will also benefit from supportive therapy and motivational interviewing techniques. In some instances, where the addition of more in-depth therapy would better optimize treatment, Dr. Occhiogrosso will recommend potential therapists and collaborate actively with them to provide comprehensive care.
Dr. Occhiogrosso has held faculty appointments at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and St. George’s University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Occhiogrosso spent nearly all of his professional career teaching, mentoring, and supervising psychiatric residents and medical students alongside his clinical work.
Dr. Orejarena is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She finished her residency from Yale University and the University of Texas Houston. She has done extensive research on psychiatry during her PhD in Neuropsychopharmacology and a Masters in Neuroscience. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.
She incorporates different therapy modalities and evidence-based treatments, tailored to each person’s needs. She enjoys applying her knowledge in neuroscience and pharmacology into her clinical practice and believes combination of medication and psychotherapy yields best treatment outcomes. Her ultimate goal is to help patients feel their best and accomplish their own goals by developing tools to navigate internal or external obstacles that are part of life.
Dr. Orejarena, is originally from Colombia, where she earned her medical degree from Universidad Industrial de Santander. She pursued a Masters in Neuroscience at University of Barcelona and a PhD in Neuropharmacology at Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. Her PhD thesis was honored summa cum laude. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship training at the Institut de Neurobiologie de la Méditerranée in Marseille, France and is author of multiple peer reviewed publications and has presented her research in national and international meetings.
Over the years, she has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, acute care, psychiatric hospitals as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Carmen Orellana is a Staff Psychiatrist at Talkiatry who has been in practice for over 6 years, both in the U.S. and abroad. She is double board-certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry.
Dr. Orellana’s practice focuses on medication management. She strives to provide exceptional medical care and has extensive experience intreating persons with diverse behavioral disorders and backgrounds. Dr.Orellana involves her patients in all decisions about their health, and provides care that is respectful of patient preferences, needs and values. Typically, she would recommend evidence-based treatments to her patients and may, occasionally, believe that concurrent therapy is also needed and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
Dr.Orellana received her medical degree from Universidad Evangélica de El Salvador. Dr. Orellana completed a residency in Psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Southern University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois. After completing her training, Dr. Orellana remained in the school, where she worked as an Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, supervising and teaching medical students, residents, and fellows, and treating patients with various psychiatric conditions.
Dr. Orellanahas experience in treating treatment-resistant mood disorders with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).