Dr. Tiffany Abtahi is board certified in adult psychiatry and has been in practice for over 6 years. She completed her residency at Icahn School of Medicine, Elmhurst Hospital Center program where she served as Chief Resident in her final year.
After completing her residency training, Dr Abtahi worked as a staff psychiatrist in the VA Medical Center focusing on PTSD, depression and anxiety. Dr. Abtahi has held an academic appointment at University of UT Southwestern medical school and has spent her professional career supervising/teaching medical students and psychiatry residents.
Dr. Abtahi’s practice focuses on medication management and providing psychoeducation to her patients. However, if indicated Dr. Abtahi may believe that additional therapy is also needed and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
Dr. Abtahi has experience treating a large variety of mental health conditions across a variety of populations. She strongly believes in tailoring treatments through a holistic and patient-centered approach based on individual and multi-faceted histories. Dr. Abtahi looks forward to working with you.
Dr. Batson is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who has been in practice for over 20 years. At the heart of Dr. Batson’s approach to clinical care is a deep understanding, both professionally and personally, of the effects of trauma and stress or our brains, our bodies and our lived experience. She helps every patient understand the events that have led them to where they are and to find the path to recovery for strength and healing.
While Dr. Batson’s professional career has spanned the breadth of mental health care, she specializes in helping patients who suffer from the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive behaviors, phobias and depressive disorders. Many of these patients also suffer from debilitating physical conditions such as chronic pain, muscle tension, headaches, gastrointestinal symptoms and other physical manifestations of a chronically activated stress response. Dr. Batson’s experience has taught her that these conditions can be treated, and even cured, with a tailored approach of psychopharmacology and mind-body psychotherapeutic approaches to healing.
Dr. Batson received a bachelor’s degree in European Studies from Vanderbilt University, a medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and completed a combined internal medicine and psychiatry residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She is board-certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Her clinical experience treating patients spans the breadth of mental health care delivery, including community mental health care of severe and persistent mental illness, consult-liaison psychiatry, inpatient care on combined medical and psychiatric hospital units and telehealth psychiatry. For over 10 years, she has been specializing in helping patients with stress/trauma-induced physical symptoms caused by neural pathways in the brain; most of these patients are able to significantly decrease and even cure their symptoms.
Dr. Batson enjoys meeting new patients and looks forward to learning your Life Story. When not at work, she enjoys all things outdoors - gardening, hiking, biking, adventure travel and learning about the natural world.
Dr. Swagato Bhattacharyya has completed his residency training at Northwell and is a board certified psychiatrist. Dr. Bhattacharyya takes a holistic approach to patient care, establishing strong physician-patient relationships built on trust, respect, and communication. He primarily focuses on medication management and also provides supportive psychotherapy. Treatment sessions will be tailored to work towards a common goal to optimize one’s mental well-being.
Dr. Bhattacharyya graduated magna cum laude from undergraduate Binghamton University, received his medical degree from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his residency in psychiatry at Northwell Mather Hospital. He has trained in various settings including adult/adolescent psychiatric units and specialty clinics, along with experience in telepsychiatry visits.
Dr. Bhattacharyya has experience in treating numerous mental conditions, including depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, ADHD and OCD. Dr. Bhattacharyya also has experience treating patients of diverse cultures as he has worked in psychiatric settings in NYC metro and Long Island area.
Dr. Jiang is a board-certified adult psychiatrist. His practice focuses on medication management and supportive therapy. His major goal is for treatment to be patient centered, with a focus on high quality, evidence-based care in the safest and most meaningful way.
Dr. Jiang completed an undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his medical degree from Oakland University William Beaumont, School of Medicine. He then completed his psychiatry residency at Loyola University Medical Center.
Dr. Jiang's areas of interest include depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Dr. Jason Kudurogianis holds the position of psychiatrist at Talkiatry. He is board-certified in adult psychiatry and has been practicing for over five years.
Dr. Kudurogianis’s practices focuses on medication management for adults and he typically offers this in conjunction with supportive therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. On occasion, Dr. Kudurogianis may believe that additional therapy is also needed and asks that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
Dr. Kudurogianis received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. He then went on to receive his medical degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV. Following medical school, he completed his psychiatry residency at University of Connecticut in Farmington, CT. Before joining Talkiatry, Dr. Kudurogianis worked in private practice for five years in Richmond, VA.
For established patients of Dr. Kudurogianis, please call 833-351-8255 to schedule an appointment and let the patient care coordinator know you are an established patient from his prior practice.
Dr. Majid is a board certified psychiatrist who is committed to providing the highest quality care to his patients. During his initial intake appointments, he collaborates with his patients to establish therapeutic goals and spends time getting to know them. He has a strong focus on establishing trust and building a therapeutic relationship with his patients to help them achieve their goals.
Dr. Majid is originally from Houston, TX and completed his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. After graduating from medical school, he went on to complete his internship in a combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He then transitioned to New York Medical College –Metropolitan Hospital’s psychiatry training program where he completed the remainder of his residency.
Throughout his training, Dr. Majid has worked across various settings including the veteran affairs medical center, community mental health clinics, geriatric mental health centers, and psychiatric emergency rooms. A substantial portion of his training overlapped with the COVID-19 pandemic and he has extensive experience with COVID-19 related mental illness. He has also spent a lot of time working with patients struggling with general anxiety, depression, grief, family and relationship issues, college/early adulthood struggles, and career changes.
Dr. Majid’s practice focuses on medication management and he typically offers this in conjunction with supportive or emotionally focused therapy in follow up visits. Occasionally, Dr. Majid may believe that additional therapy is also needed and asks that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
Dr. Boski Patel holds the position of psychiatrist at Talkiatry. She is double board-certified in geriatric and adult psychiatry and she has been practicing for over 3 years.
Dr. Patel's practice focuses on medication management and she typically she offers this in conjunction with supportive therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. On occasion, Dr. Patel may believe that additional therapy is also needed and asks that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and then went on to receive her medical degree from Penn State University. Following medical school, she completed general psychiatry residency training at the University of Connecticut where she was Chief resident of outpatient psychiatric services. During that time she was also chosen as a Honors scholar with the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. After training she moved to California to do her geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Stanford. Following her fellowship, she worked at Kaiser Permanente in clinical roles of outpatient, geriatric and C/L.
Dr. Cindy Rossetti is board certified in Adult Psychiatry. She has been practicing for over 11 years. Dr. Rossetti received her medical degree from The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. She completed her general psychiatry residency at University of Kentucky in Lexington where she was chief resident. She worked at Eastern State Hospital in Kentucky treating severe and persistent mental illness. She spent most of her post graduate time providing outpatient care in a rural and underserved area of Arkansas.
Dr. Rossetti offers both medication management and therapy together in 30 and 45 minute follow-up visits. She is trained in Brainspotting - a brain-based therapy for help in processing trauma. Dr. Rossetti enjoys treating adults of all ages. Her areas of interest include ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. She enjoys addressing areas such as personal growth, stress management and self-care. Her treatment is patient-centered and geared toward individual healing and wellness.
Dr. Sinner is Board Certified in Psychiatry. He completed his psychiatry residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He has practiced in various settings over his career including 5 years in inpatient settings in Vermont, where he also served as Medical Director for a state hospital psychiatric unit and taught medical students, followed by 5 years in an outpatient community mental health center in Pennsylvania before beginning his telepsychiatry practice serving individuals in Pennsylvania, Florida and New York.
He has more than 14 years of experience providing patients with compassionate psychiatric care treating patients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD, neuropsychiatric disorders, developmental disorders and personality disorders. He uses pharmacotherapy along with cognitive behavioral therapy and supportive therapy as needed.
The philosophy of his practice is to collaborate with patients to meet their specific needs to make an impact in various stages of their life.
Dr. Mary Stephenson is a board-certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with more than 25 years of clinical experience working with this population. Dr. Stephenson's practice focus is on medication management. She believes support and involvement of the family is an integral part of treatment for the client. Additionally, more therapy support may be needed on occasion, and the recommendation to bring a psychotherapist on the care team may occur to provide an optimal outcome.
She received her medical degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and her child and adolescent training at the Bingham Child Guidance Center, also part of the University of Louisville, in Louisville, Kentucky. After completion of her training, she moved to Colorado where she worked at The Cleo Wallace Center, in Westminster, CO, providing care for hospitalized youth, and clients in the Day Treatment and Residential setting. In 2000, Dr. Stephenson became the primary Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist on the outpatient team at Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Her role was providing diagnostic evaluations, and medication management in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and the hospital clinic working closely with residents, child fellows, and other trainees.
She had an academic appointment through the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She treated a varied demographic, and a wide range of diagnoses in the child and adolescent population. From 2016-2021, she worked at Intermountain Health Center in Tucson, AZ providing care in the outpatient setting of the community mental health center. The care was a hybrid model of “in-person” and Telehealth treatment of children and adolescents with various disorders, with an emphasis on diagnostic evaluations of Autism and Autism spectrum disorders.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions through medication management and supportive therapy. Think of a psychiatrist as a doctor for your mind. If you’re struggling with your mental health and aren’t sure where to start, a psychiatrist can help.
Take our 10-minute assessment to see if Talkiatry is right for you and get matched with a psychiatrist in
who meets your needs.
You may not need to choose between a psychologist and a psychiatrist—although there are differences in the types of treatment and expertise mental health professionals can provide, they often collaborate on your care.
That said, here’s a quick guide to help you decide if a psychologist or psychiatrist is the best starting place.
See a psychiatrist if:
See a psychologist if:
Not sure if your symptoms are severe enough to warrant medication? We always recommend consulting with a psychiatrist first to discuss your options. Also, keep in mind that if you’re looking for virtual care, you need to be sure your doctor or psychologist is registered to practice in
(or, for non-
residents, the state where you live).
The term “therapist” can apply to a range of professionals including social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychoanalysts. Working with a therapist generally involves regular talk therapy sessions where you discuss your feelings, problem-solving strategies, and coping mechanisms to help with your condition.
Psychiatrists are doctors who have specialized training in diagnosing and treating complex mental health conditions through medication management. If you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, or similar, a psychiatrist may be a good place to start. Other signs that you should see a psychiatrist include:
While both therapy and psychiatry are both available online, you’ll still need to be sure that the therapist or clinician is licensed to practice in
(or, for non-
residents, the state where you live).
It’s ok to be a little nervous about your first visit with your psychiatrist. But remember, they’re there to help you feel better. Psychiatrists have years of experience working with new patients and will help you feel comfortable during your sessions.
Here’s what to expect in your first visit at Talkiatry:
Evaluation: During your first visit with a Talkiatry psychiatrist, you’ll get to meet each other and answer questions about your current symptoms, personal history, medical history, and mental health goals.
Diagnosis: Based on the information you’ve shared, your psychiatrist will be able to provide a diagnosis of your condition, if you have one. Getting a diagnosis can feel scary, but it can also feel validating to finally put a name to what you've been experiencing. Your psychiatrist will help you navigate any emotions that come up and work with you on a path to move forward.
Treatment plan: You’ll collaborate with your psychiatrist on the best way to manage your symptoms. If medication is appropriate, you’ll discuss your options, including the benefits and potential side effects of each medication. Your psychiatrist will provide supportive therapy throughout your session and may also recommend working with one of our therapists. Our therapists partner with our psychiatrists in a collaborative model to provide holistic care.
To get started, take our free online assessment, to see if Talkiatry is right for you and get matched with a psychiatrist.
Medication can be an effective part of your treatment plan but medication is not right for everyone. Your psychiatrist will work with you to determine if medication is right for you.
Ready to talk with a psychiatrist? Take our 10-minute online assessment
to see if Talkiatry is right for you and get matched with a psychiatrist who serves in
Also note that prescribing laws can vary from state to state. During your first visit, your doctor will be able to talk you through how it works in
(or, for non-
residents, the state where you live).
The main factor that determines the cost of your visit is your insurance coverage. The majority of our patients pay $25 or less per visit.* If you have a deductible plan and haven’t met your deductible yet, the average cost is between $325 and $414. The best way to get an estimate of your total cost is to contact your insurance company and ask about their coverage for outpatient psychiatric services.
*Includes all types of patient costs: copayment, deductible, and coinsurance. Excludes no-shows and includes $0 payments.
Medication and talk therapy (also called psychotherapy) are the gold standard for treating mental health conditions but treatment is highly personalized. A treatment that works for you may not work for someone else. Luckily, psychiatrists are experts in treating mental health conditions and can guide you through different treatment options and help you find one that’s right for you.
At Talkiatry, we make it easy to find a psychiatrist in
who matches your needs. Take our 10-minute online assessment to see if Talkiatry is right for you.
Our goal is to help you find the best treatment option for your needs and there may be some cases where virtual care isn't the right fit. If this is the case, your psychiatrist will be able to recommend other treatment options within your first visit. Our 10-minute online assessment will also help you determine whether or not Talkiatry is the right fit for your care.
What we can’t treat: Schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders: This is a complex condition that responds best to treatments that aren’t safe to provide in an online-only setting. Since we’re a virtual practice, we aren’t able to treat patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders.
Certain personality disorders, like borderline personality disorder: Generally, borderline personality disorder doesn’t respond well to medication. As a psychiatry practice, one of our main focuses is medication management. One of the most effective treatments for borderline personality disorder is dialectical behavioral therapy, which is something our clinicians aren’t specialized in.
Patients who have been hospitalized or required to stay overnight in a clinic or in-patient setting for a mental health condition in the last 6 months: Our goal is to provide safe, effective care. For patients who have been required to stay overnight for a condition, a virtual practice can’t provide the right level of care.
Patients looking for therapy only: Our psychiatrists specialize in medication management. While we do have some therapists on staff to support patients who’d benefit from both medication and dedicated therapy, we don’t treat patients looking for talk therapy only.
We have excellent clinicians serving in
. Want to find a psychiatrist in
? We’ll match you with one through our online assessment. It just takes 10 minutes.