Your care team

You’re already matched with one of our psychiatrists, and in some situations they may refer you to one of our therapists as well.

Here’s a guide to the different types of roles on our team.

What's a psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in mental health. Psychiatrists evaluate their patients’ symptoms, prescribe medication, and sometimes offer additional talk therapy.

If you need talk therapy beyond what your psychiatrist provides, they will refer you to one of our therapists, and both experts will collaborate on your care together.

What's a therapist?

A therapist is a mental health professional who specializes in talk therapy. While therapists can’t prescribe medication, they can help you explore emotional challenges and develop coping strategies.

At Talkiatry, you can be referred to a therapist as part of your care, but you must already be seeing a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner.

What's a psychiatric nurse practitioner?

A psychiatric nurse practitioner is a medical professional who specializes in mental health. Like psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners can assess their patients’ symptoms, prescribe medication, and sometimes offer talk therapy.

As with our psychiatrists, if you need talk therapy beyond what your psychiatric nurse practitioner provides, they will refer you to one of our therapists, and both experts will collaborate on your care together.

Meet Our Board Members

Robert Krayn

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Robert Krayn holds the position of co-founder and CEO of Talkiatry. He spent five years as Vice President and Senior Analyst at an investment management firm.

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Georgia Gaveras, DO

Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Georgia Gaveras holds the position of Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Talkiatry. She is triple board-certified in child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, and addiction medicine. She has been practicing for over 18 years.

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

She received her medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME, before moving back to NY to complete her residency at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. After completing training, she remained and worked with dually-diagnosed adolescents at the Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Education Service (CARES) before becoming the Director of Training and Education for the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals. She was then the associate director of child and adolescent emergency psychiatry at Cohen Children’s Medical Center before becoming the Director of the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn.

Dr. Gaveras has held academic appointments at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine, and SUNY Downstate Medical College. In addition, she has appeared in numerous professional publications and authored several research papers.

In addition to general, child, and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Gaveras is also board-certified in addiction medicine and trained in the Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Service (EDCAS) program at the William Alanson White Institute. She completed her undergraduate studies at New York University. While having treated a wide variety of patients, her primary clinical focus has been in treating adolescents and young adults with co-occurring substance use disorders.

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Bryan C. Hunt

Company Investor & Financial Analyst

Bryan C. Hunt is an experienced private company investor and awarded financial analyst. Bryan holds a Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

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Jason Fiedler

Managing Partner at Left Lane Capital

Jason Fiedler is a founding and Managing Partner at Left Lane Capital. He started as a sourcing analyst focused on growth-stage internet and software businesses.

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Richard Park, MD

Founder and CEO of CityMD

Dr. Richard Park is the founder and former CEO of CityMD, a leading urgent care company. In addition, he is a board certified emergency medicine physician and is a successful serial entrepreneur and investor.

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