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We’re a team of hundreds of psychiatrists and therapists who’ve trained at some of the most prestigious programs in the country.

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Alicia Garcete, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Alicia Garcete is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in practice for over 12 years. Her practice focuses on medication management, recognizing  family involvement is extremely important and is an integral part of treatment. Dr. Garcete has treated a wide variety of patients with medication management and she can provide supportive therapy and elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy but on occasions more therapy support is needed. Additionally, she can provide supportive therapy and elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy but on occasions more therapy support may be needed, and the recommendation to bring a psychotherapist on the care team may occur to provide an optimal outcome. Dr. Garcete is bilingual and provides care in both Spanish and English.

Prior to Talkiatry, Dr. Garcete treated children, adolescents, and adults was at the intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization levels of care with focus on behavioral approaches in the Depression recovery and Anxiety/OCD programs.

Dr. Garcete earned her Medical Degree from the Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas in Paraguay. She completed her general psychiatrist residency at Maimonides Medical Center in New York. She was also a Fellow in Psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Institute, Affiliate to New York University School of Medicine, and completed her child and adolescent psychiatrist fellowship at Elmhurst Hospital Center, affiliate to Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Garcete also held a clinical assistant professor appointment from the department of psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Caitlin Gardiner, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Caitlin Gardiner is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy.

Dr. Caitlin Gardiner's practice is based on the biopsychosocial model and believes that the foundation of healing is in psychotherapy and human connection. She is known for incorporating therapy into her medication management practice. Typically she offers 30-minute follow-up visits for medication management with focused therapy based on individual needs.

As a known helper, Dr. Gardiner started her career with a bachelors degree in social work from Cazenovia College in Cazenovia, NY. After changing career paths she received her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. She stayed at Upstate to complete her general psychiatry residency where she was chief resident during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following this, she completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Upstate due to the high quality of training. Dr. Gardiner has completed 3 years of advanced training in Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy as well as specialized training in DBT.

Dr. Gardiner is a well -rounded psychiatrist who enjoys treating youth and young adults during transitional phases of life while providing a safe and supportive environment. She believes strongly in reducing polypharmacy and providing high-quality medication management through a therapeutic and developmental lens.

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Esha Garg, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Esha Garg is a board-eligible psychiatrist starting her post-graduate practice with Talkiatry. After completing an undergraduate degree in psychology at Johns Hopkins University, she completed her medical degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She is a recent graduate from the Adult Psychiatry Residency at University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Garg's practice focuses on medication management but she believes in the importance of both therapy and medication management in treating mental illness. She offers medication management with supportive therapy in 30-minute follow up visits. She also utilizes referrals to therapists to enhance collaborative care and management of illness.

Dr. Garg believes in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship. She focuses on treating patients with depression and anxiety disorders. She believes in a holistic, patient-centered approach to care and encourages patient's to explore their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs in addition to their mental health.

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Stephen Geisler, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Stephen Geisler is a board-certified adult psychiatrist and has been practicing for over 37 years. His practice focuses on medication management, and typically offers this in conjunction with supportive therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. If Dr. Geisler feels you would benefit from working with a therapist in conjunction to medication management, he welcomes collaboration with your therapist to make for the best outcome.    

Dr. Geisler is a graduate of the New York University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Zucker Hillside Hospital of Northwell Health after finishing his residency training there. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Over the years Dr. Geisler has received a number of awards including NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, The APA Irma Bland Certificate of Excellence in Teaching Residents, the Zucker Hillside Hospital Department of Psychiatry Recognition Award for Education, and twice received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from the graduating residents’ class. Dr. Geisler is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Nassau Suffolk District Branch of the APA and the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. Through the years Dr. Geisler has participated in many clinical research projects, is co-author of many papers and has made many presentations.

Dr. Geisler specializes in psychopharmacology, especially tailoring individualized treatment to serve the needs of patients with a variety of conditions. He has a lot of experience in treating patients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, ADHD and OCD.

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Sabrina Ghim, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Sabrina Ghim is a board-certified physician specializing in adult psychiatry and practices adult psychiatric medication management. She focuses on building a strong therapeutic and collaborative environment with patients. She works with individuals struggling with depression, ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety, and social anxiety.

Dr. Ghim usually meets with patients monthly for psychiatric follow up appointments. She provides psychiatric medication management in a comprehensive manner, paying careful attention to each patient’s unique biological, psychological, and cultural make-up. She is diligent about keeping up-to-date on the research and expanding frontiers of psychiatry and psychopharmacology. She strongly believes in tailoring treatment in an integrative and collaborative manner to provide the best outcome for each unique patient. In some instances, Dr. Ghim may recommend the addition of a separate therapist in order to help facilitate the best care possible.

Dr. Ghim experienced various cultures growing up in different countries and environments, shaping her open-minded demeanor and views, and eventually her interest in the human mind and psychiatry. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology with honors, and Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. She completed her Adult Psychiatric Internship and Residency training in New York City, at the Mount Sinai Morningside and West Hospitals, where she treated a diverse patient population with psychiatric illnesses in emergency, inpatient, and outpatient settings.

Dr. Ghim is currently licensed in and seeing patients located in the states of New York, Florida, and Texas for medication management.

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Layna Glenn, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Glenn is a board-certified psychiatrist in general psychiatry. She has worked mostly as an outpatient psychiatrist for the last 3 years after completing her residency.

Dr. Glenn practices in the traditional psychiatric model with a combination of medication management and psychotherapy techniques. She also understands the importance of a healthy lifestyle and tries to work with patients to improve behaviors that could be contributing to their current struggles. Dr. Glenn’s goal with every patient is to meet the patient where they are, get a good understanding of their concerns, and work together to determine the best treatment plan and obtain the best outcomes.

Dr. Glenn obtained her undergraduate degree at Hampton University and later received her medical degree from Boston University. She completed her general psychiatry residency at Loyola University.

While in medical school, Dr. Glenn's special interests include mental health, diet, and nutrition. Those interests continued while completing psychiatry residency at Loyola University. From this training, she has experience in treating a wide range of adult mental health issues with traditional treatment modalities and attempts a holistic focus on physical, financial, occupational, intellectual, environmental, social, and spiritual health.

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Neha Goel, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Goel holds the position of Staff Psychiatrist at Talkiatry. She has completed adult psychiatry training and is board eligible. She has been actively involved in mental health care in various capacities over the past 7 years.

Dr. Goel's practice focuses on psychopharmacological interventions. Typically, she combines this with a strong emphasis on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Dr. Goel also strongly believes that the best outcomes are achieved, when you treat a person and not just illness.

She received her medical degree from one of the largest publicly funded medical schools in India, L.L.R.M. Medical College, Meerut, India, before moving to the US. She gained experience in mental and behavioral health in various roles at some of the most prestigious institutions in the US, namely Northwestern University, Emory University, and North Shore-LIJ. She completed her residency at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY. Dr. Goel has been a co-author of several research papers. Her team's research work has also been presented at national and international meetings as well.

While Dr. Goel enjoys working with adults with various psychiatric disorders, her primary focus is on treating adults with various anxiety and depressive disorders. Dr. Goel also has a special interest in co-occuring sleep disorders with these conditions.

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Shelby Goicochea, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Goicochea is Peruvian and speaks Spanish fluently. She is a “triple Gator” having completed her undergraduate and medical degree at the University of Florida (UF) and psychiatric training at UF Jacksonville. She was recognized by the Gold Humanism Honor Society for exemplary service, integrity, clinical excellence and compassion and awarded Resident of the Year for exceptional clinical skills and commitment to patients.

Dr. Goicochea is an adult psychiatrist who specializes in providing person-centered mental health care. She believes in a comprehensive, holistic approach to best improve the overall well-being of her patients; she explores psychosocial and physical health contributions to psychiatric symptoms and incorporates therapy into visits to develop a deeper understanding of the particular psychiatric concerns and their impact on patients’ lives. Dr. Goicochea actively listens and creates an empathetic, non-judgmental space to work collaboratively with patients in achieving treatment goals.

Dr. Goicochea's expertise is in the combination of evidence-based medication management with psychotherapy including supportive, person-centered, cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, interpersonal, and solution focused therapy. While she enjoys working with young adults, her skills and experience allow her to effectively assist patients of all ages. Her clinical areas of interest include the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and ADHD.

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Ian Goldberg, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Ian Goldberg is a board certified, Adult and Child/Adolescent psychiatrist, NY State licensed physician, who has worked with a wide range of patients in private, hospital, and Community-based settings since 1988.

His focus has been eclectic, utilizing various modalities including psychodynamic perspectives and medication management to improve the quality of life for his patients.

Dr. Goldberg's psychiatric and medical work has been the backbone of his professional career both in and outside of the US. His work continues to teach, inspire, and challenge him, from the situations he has been presented with, to the people he has had the honor of working with, both as colleagues and patients.

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Milena Goldshmidt, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Milena Goldshmidt is double-boarded in Adult Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine and has been practicing for 10 years. She enjoys working from home after the new addition to her family.

Dr. Goldshmidt's focus is on medication management as well as supportive and emotionally focused therapy. She gives ample time in new patient appointments and has 30-minute follow up sessions. She is a believer of additional therapy and/or additional medical and procedural therapies, if needed, to provide the best care and outcomes to her patients.

Dr. Goldshmidt is a graduate of the American University of Antigua. She started her psychiatric career with residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center/Sheppard Pratt. She then moved up to New England to attend a Sleep Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She has since worked on an inpatient psychiatric unit in Lake Champlain NY. This was followed by an outpatient in both psychiatry and sleep medicine at St. Lukes University Health Network in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.

In addition to general psychiatry, Dr. Goldshmidt is board certified in Sleep Medicine. She also completed training in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at Duke University. She did her undergraduate studies at Hunter College in New York City. She has vast experience with the whole spectrum of psychiatric disorders, she concentrates on anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and all sleep disorders.

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Corey Gonera, PMHNP

Staff Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Corey Gonera, PMHNP, is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. His treatment modalities include a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and psychopharmacology to help clients achieve their goals. Corey works primarily with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, PTSD, stress management, and major life changes. In addition, he has experience with and a passion for working with the LGBTQ+ community.

He received his Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner M.S. from Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing in New York City. While attending Hunter College, Corey completed a rotation at Gracie Square Hospital as a Nurse Practitioner Student assisting primary psychiatric providers in an inpatient setting. Corey then completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology at New York University, followed by an additional Bachelor of Science in Nursing, also at New York University.

Corey spent several years working as an inpatient nurse at the Mount Sinai Hospital in adult bone marrow transplant and oncology specialties. More recently, he worked at numerous outpatient facilities within the NYU Langone Health System.

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Ernesto Gonzalez, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Ernesto Gonzalez is a board certified adult psychiatrist. He completed his undergraduate training at Yale University and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School Adult Psychiatry Training Program.

Dr. Gonzalez prefers a holistic approach that takes the time to know the whole patient, incorporating biological, psychological, social, and cultural perspectives in crafting a comprehensive, individualized, treatment plan. He practices medication management combined with supportive therapy, typically delivered within 30 minute sessions. Elements of psychodynamic, dialectical behavior and cognitive-behavioral therapy will also be incorporated into sessions based on a patient’s individual needs. If additional therapy is needed, Dr. Gonzalez will recommend the addition of an individual therapist to the patient’s treatment team.

Having dedicated his career to adult outpatient psychiatry, Dr. Gonzalez has worked with patients from a wide range of ages, cultures, ethnicities, and social settings across the New York City area. His primary focus is working with patients with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD. He also values working with people adjusting to changes in their lives, whether it be grieving the loss of a love one, changes in employment, relationships, or adjusting to changes that come with age.

Prior to joining Talkiatry, Dr. Gonzalez was an Assistant Professor at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and served as Director of the Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Department, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team, and Collaborative Care Departments at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. He also had a small practice near his home. Dr. Gonzalez has also had a lifelong interest in meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. This interest has taken him as far away as the townships of Cape Town, South Africa and as close as his local diner, and it edifies the work he does with patients.

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Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD is a General Psychiatrist who works in the Katy area. She was born and raised in the beautiful tropical island of Puerto Rico when she later decided to relocate with her family to Texas to further her career. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

She always had a passion for science and health and after finishing her bachelor's degree in Microbiology at the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Gonzalez-Berrios completed a medical doctorate degree in the prestigious Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico (currently known as Ponce Health Sciences University). It was during her medical internship and clinical rotations that she decided to specialize in one of the most rewarding specialties in medicine, Psychiatry. She completed her General Psychiatry Training Program at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus and graduated in 2008.

She started her own private practice in a small town in Puerto Rico called Barceloneta, until she decided to relocate to Texas with her loving husband and children. Dr. Gonzalez-Berrios started her medical journey in Texas working at the Michael E. DeBakey VA health system helping those who protected our country in times of war. She worked in the VA system for over 5 years helping those in need of mental health services. She then had the opportunity to do telemedicine during her VA system position and outside of the VA as a locum tenens provider and has gained experience in this newly emerging field since then.

Dr. Gonzalez-Berrios has been providing mental health services in the Katy area since 2018 and will start providing telemedicine services as a general psychiatrist on Talkiatry. She has vast knowledge in treating different conditions such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, intellectual impairment, ADHD, eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, etc. She is looking forward to helping others with their mental health and wellbeing. She is also trained to be a motivational speaker, a wellness coach and recently got certified as a personal fitness trainer, nutrition coach as well as a weight-loss specialist which gives her more tools to help her patients in the mental health field.

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Rayal Gorrepati, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Rayal Gorrepati is double board certified in both adult and geriatric psychiatry. He has been practicing for over 12 years.

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

He received his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His general psychiatry residency was completed at Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey. He then completed a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Hawaii.

After completing training, he returned to his hometown of Chicago and began working at a Federally Qualified Health Center providing care to an underserved low-income population for nearly 12 years. While at the clinic he treated a wide range of diagnoses, the most common ones being depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. His primary clinical focus is treating adults with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.

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Troy Grantham, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Troy Grantham is a board-certified 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. Grantham does not prescribe long-term, daily benzodiazepine medications, however he is happy to help you taper off of these medications and transition to a safer, long-term medication regimen.

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Megan Green, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Green (she/her) holds the position of staff psychiatrist at Talkiatry. She is board-certified in adult psychiatry. She has been extensive experience in various settings including, inpatient, outpatient, consult-liaison, emergency, Veteran, and community-based environments. She is licensed in the states of Maryland, 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, obsessive compulsive disorder, 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. Green's current practice does not include the use of any controlled substance medication, such as stimulants or benzodiazepines.

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Brian Greer, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Brian Greer M.D. completed 5 years undergraduate pre-med Magna Cum Laude at the University of Miami, 5 years of Medical School at the Miller School of Medicine in Miami, 3 years of Adult Psychiatry Residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital, and a two year fellowship in Child/ Adolescent Psychiatry at JMH in Miami, the final year he was selected Chief Fellow, and won the " Clinical Scholar Award ". Dr.Greer then became Unit Director of Child /Adolescent Psychiatry at Charter Hospital in Tampa, then Medical Director of the Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders in Coconut Creek, Florida. He then developed the Center for Family Development in Boca Raton , a fee for service Concierge practice for all ages. He was additionally, Medical Director of Caron/ Renaissance Addiction Treatment Center in Boca Raton, as well as Medical Director of J.A.F.C.O : Jewish Adoptions and Foster Care Options. Dr Greer is Board Certified in both Adult and Child/ Adolescent Psychiatry. His treatment preferences are teenagers and adults with Trauma, Depression, Anxiety and Addiction, and his treatment style is both allopathic and Evidence Based Holistic. He is very skilled also in the art and science of depth psychotherapy.

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Jessica Grimes, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Anisha Gulati, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Saria El Haddad, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Saria El Haddad is double boarded in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. She previously held a leadership role of medical director for the dual diagnosis partial hospitalization program at the Brigham and Women's Faulkner hospital where she helped create and establish this program, and also worked as an outpatient addiction psychiatrist. She has been involved in teaching and currently maintains academic affiliation with the Harvard Medical School. In addition, she has appeared in numerous professional publications and authored several research papers.

Dr. El Haddad received her medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and completed her psychiatry residency program at the University of Virginia. She completed a fellowship in addiction psychiatry through Boston University after which she started working at the Brigham and Women's hospital. Dr. El Haddad's approach to treatment focuses on adopting a holistic approach through behavioral change, medication management, and brief psychotherapy.

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Sallie Jo Hadley, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Lisa Hagberg, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Matthew Hamilton, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Alexandra Hamlyn, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Sonal Harneja, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Jenna Hartman, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Christopher Hasseltine, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Shuo (Sally) He, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Stuart Hedgpeth, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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John Hendrick, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Columban Heo, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Jonathan Hertz, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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

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Richard Hess, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Alexandra Hill, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Christopher Hoffman, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Dominique Holley, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Dominique Holley is a triple board-certified psychiatrist in Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Holley completed her post-doctoral residency and fellowship training at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She has served as an active US Army officer and recently separated from the US Army after 11 years of service. In her most recent role, she served as the Deputy Chief of the Department of Behavioral Health at Fort Campbell, KY where she provided clinical and administrative supervision, as well as mentorship and guidance for an interdisciplinary team of over 140 personnel. She maintained oversight of behavioral health care being delivered through 11 clinics and satellite locations, providing patient care for over 30,000 beneficiaries. While in leadership she continued to provide direct patient care for service members and dependents including child and adolescent populations.

Due to her experience with this unique population, she has extensive experience in treating individuals with trauma. She offers an holistic approach when caring for individuals dealing with mental illness as well as phase of life circumstances. She believes in treating the whole person and attending to physical, spiritual, and mental health. Dr. Holley provides supportive, cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and psychodynamic therapy skills that complement medication management in order to help improve wellness.

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Michelle Hornbaker-Park, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Katrina Im, PMHNP

Staff Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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.

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Ali Imran, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Heather Inano, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Tom Jacob, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Tom Jacob is double board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry. He completed his undergraduate training at an accelerated undergraduate/graduate degree program via the New York Institute of Technology. Dr. Jacob was then accepted in to the medical school program at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has completed both a Residency in Adult Psychiatry and a Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr. Jacob has held academic appointment at the University of Rochester Medical Center and was promoted to Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry. He practiced as an Attending Psychiatrist at an affiliated outpatient Psychiatry program supporting some of the community’s most vulnerable populations as well as providing specialized expert consultation for Skilled Nursing Facilities throughout New York State. This position also involved a great deal of training opportunities as he was providing education and supervision to trainees including Resident Psychiatrists and Geriatric Psychiatry Fellows.

Dr. Jacob has a genuine interest in treating various psychiatric disorders including mood disorders such as Depression and Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety related disorders, as well as many other conditions. He has experience working with various populations in different demographics and appreciates the opportunity to connect around similarities as well as differences.

Patients looking for a psychiatric provider will find that Dr. Jacob has a friendly and calm approach to not only diagnosing but also treating conditions that are discovered. He believes that the best treatment is individualized and holistic in its approach. Dr. Jacob incorporates both medication management and various therapeutic modalities to deliver effective and thoughtful care. If separate individual psychotherapy services are indicated, he welcomes collaboration with your therapist to ensure the best outcomes.

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Nina Jacobs, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Nina Jaffarzad, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Joy James, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Eunjin Jang, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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David Jiang, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Jabari Jones, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Jenny Joseph, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Jean Jubert, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

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, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders.

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Juliet Nichols-Nicolescu, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.



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Surinderpal Kahlon, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Rana Kaleemullah, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Jacob Kannarkat , MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Tim Kelly, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Tim Kelly is a board-certified psychiatrist who 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 three dogs: Taquito, Fergie and Mimi. While Dr. Kelly treats adults of all backgrounds, he has a particular interest in working with young adults, students, and LGBTQ individuals.

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Michele Kerbow, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Michele Kerbow is a board certified psychiatrist with more than 20 years of clinical experience. She completed her undergraduate training at Clemson University before continuing to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, SC. From there, she completed her General Psychiatry Internship and General Adult Psychiatry Residency through the University of Virginia in Roanoke.

Though she has a wide array of experience in psychiatric care and psychological assessment, Dr. Kerbow has a particular interest in the treatment of Veterans' issues and trauma. Her most recent work saw her caring for both Veterans and Active Duty military through the Fayetteville VA Medical Center in Jacksonville, NC and the Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Florida. She believes strongly in the interconnectivity of mental and physical health, especially as it relates to trauma.

Patients seeking psychiatric assistance will find Dr. Kerbow to be an empathetic and approachable provider. She places an emphasis on the importance of both therapy and medication management in the treatment of mental health, and has a strong history of collaboration with therapists and counselors in order to enact the best treatment plan possible.

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Amanda Kerr, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Amanda Kerr is a board-certified Psychiatrist. Her practice focuses on medication management, though she passionately believes in a holistic approach. She attended Boston University for her undergraduate studies and Loyola Marymount University for graduate school. She then completed her training at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine for residency, where she was selected to serve as Chief Resident during her final year.

After completion of her residency in 2016, she dedicated seven years to serving a wide range of patients in a community mental health setting, both in-person as well as via telepsychiatry. She also serves as a provider at an Intensive Outpatient Program. She has experience treating patients with depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and OCD. She also has extensive teaching experience in various settings.

Dr. Kerr has a gentle and approachable style when providing medication management in conjunction with supportive psychotherapy, and at times Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to more fully address each individual’s needs. She utilizes mindfulness approaches as well, which she finds personally meaningful in her practices of meditation and yoga. If Dr. Kerr feels you would benefit from working with a therapist as well, she may recommend and values a collaborative approach.

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Satveet Khela, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Divya Khosla, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Clara Kim, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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, where she served as Chief Resident of Quality Improvement.

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, keeping in mind their unique biological, psychological, social, and spiritual contexts.

Dr. Kim has extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, personality disorders, OCD, and perinatal conditions such as postpartum depression. Other professional interests include forensic psychiatry, combined psychopharmacological and psychotherapy treatment, 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.

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Aileen Kim, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.  

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Susan Kim, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Siera Kirkland, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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
Associates- Matthews.

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.

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Patricia Klaine, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Matthew Koller, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Emily Komarczyk, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Rebecca Kostopoulos, PMHNP

Director, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

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.

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Sujal Kotadia, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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..

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Riddhi Kothari, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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David Krassner, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. David Krassner is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who has been practicing for over 20 years. His practice focuses on medication management, typically offered with supportive therapy. If Dr. Krassner feels you would benefit from working with a therapist, he welcomes collaboration with your therapist to work toward an optimal outcome for you.  

Dr. Krassner is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed residency at the UCSF-Fresno Psychiatry Training Program in Fresno, California. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus. His years of experience include work at community health centers, an Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) specializing in the Serious Mentally Ill (SMI) population, a state prison, and serving our veterans at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Over the years Dr. Krassner has enjoyed teaching medical, nursing, pharmacy, and psychology students and residents, as well as mentoring undergraduate students at Arizona State University, Fresno State University, and California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Dr. Krassner has authored a number of papers and has made many presentations on psychopharmacology, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders, as well as a lecture on atypical frontotemporal dementias, an interest related to his studies in neurology. Dr. Krassner's expertise lies in psychopharmacology, with a focus on individualized treatment strategies to serve the needs of patients with a variety of conditions. He has extensive experience in treating mood disorders, including depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as working with patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Alexis Kropf, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Jason Kudurogianis, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Puja Kumar, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Elaine Kwok, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Felicitas Köster, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Köster is board certified in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. After completing her medical education, residency and fellowship she started working on a Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) team followed by working at a community hospital. She then transitioned to a clinic serving patients who were determined severely mentally ill (SMI). Dr. Köster has been involved with teaching residents and working within an academic institution. Dr. Köster is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Köster enjoys working with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences. She uses a culturally sensitive and holistic approach in the evaluation and treatment of brain health conditions. She believes in a team approach and her patients active participation in treatment planning. She incorporates a variety of modalities in her treatment that can include medications, personal medicine, psychotherapy, mindfulness and lifestyle changes. Dr. Köster specializes in psychopharmacology and believes in using medications when indicated at the lowest effective dose to minimize the risk of side effects. She is experienced in treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and schizophrenia. If Dr. Köster believes you would benefit from additional therapy she will collaborate with your therapist to achieve the best outcome.

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Christopher La Riche, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Christopher La Riche’s humanistic, person-centered approach to working with patients started with a literature degree from Yale University and an applied linguistics Masters from Columbia University. He is a fluent speaker of six languages (English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German and French) which allows him to care for patients in their preferred language. After earning his MD with clinical distinction from Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, he did his residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in addiction psychiatry at the University of Miami. He then completed a two-year psychotherapy fellowship at the Florida Psychoanalytic Institute where he was recognized with the institute’s psychotherapy award each year.

Dr. La Riche is double-board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and specializes in diagnosing/treating psychiatric and addictive disorders, including bipolar spectrum disorders and depression, addictions (and co-occurring disorders), anxiety and the effects of early-life trauma on adult experience. His publications include a book chapter in the Neurobiology of Mood Disorders He is an impassioned advocate for the humane treatment of people with addictions and mental-health disorders and has lectured in Brazil, Paraguay, Portugal and across the United States on a range of topics including the science of depression to the importance of psychological freedom. At Talkiatry, he offers appointments for medication management with focused therapy in 30-minute sessions and when needed may suggest inviting a therapist to join the team to ensure comprehensive support and guidance.

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Barbara Lampert, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Barbara Lampert is a board certified psychiatrist, diplomat of The American Board of Addiction Medicine, and Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She trained at the Downstate School of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY, completed her internship at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and her residency in Psychiatry at the David Geffin School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles.

In over 30 years she has worked in inpatient  and outpatient settings, has taught 3rd year residents psychopharmacology in the Mood Disorder clinic she created, has consulted in the prison system, and has volunteered in the aftermath of natural disasters. She joined the New Mexico Medical Reserve Corps and was active in the Corps while working in her private practice. She continued to study the effects of trauma when she returned to California in 2008. She received specialized training in EMDR and Dialectic Behavior Therapy. In addition  she studied substance abuse problems and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Empathy forms the core of Dr. Lampert’s approach to treating patients. Working with trauma survivors she believes that the goal is not to dwell on “the story” because patients often need time to reconstruct an accurate history. Rather, helping patients manage the challenge of living in the present moment is a worthy goal.  Dr. Lampert has been named in Best Doctors in America for the treatment of Mood Disorders and Best Doctors in California. She has remained dedicated to the dual path she’s followed for years-that is excellence in Biological Psychiatry and psychology. She looks forward to working with you to help you achieve your treatment goals.

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Ann Landowne, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Shadi Lavasani, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Marjorie Lavin, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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JinGu Lee, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Lindsay Legnon, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Andrew Lelin, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Jacqueline Lewandowski, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Diane Lewis, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Austin Lin, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.



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Shaneika Lindsay, PMHNP

Staff Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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.

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Menachem Liss, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Ruosi Liu, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Laura Long, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Michael Lukowski, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Albert Luong, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Jennifer Lyman, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Lyman is a board-certified 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.

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Lois Macdonnell, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Maria Abramov Mann, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Megan Marumoto, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Briana Mathews, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Amy Mattern, DO

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Gerald Matthews, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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Jessica Matthews, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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. .

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Peter McGowan, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

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.

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