Sabera Saklayen, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Specialty
LGBTQ+
Medication Management
Years of Experience
2
Locations
New York, NY
Education
  • Ohio State University Bachelor, BS
  • Wright State University
  • Stony Brook University Hospital, Residency
Languages
English

Dr. Sabera Saklayen is a board-certified adult psychiatrist with experience treating a diverse patient population in Long Island and New York City. She graduated residency from Stony Brook University Hospital where she served as chief resident, and proceeded to work as an outpatient attending in Manhattan upon graduation. Dr. Saklayen specializes in treating depression and anxiety, particularly in young adults.

Dr. Saklayen primarily focuses on medication management, however will often bring in integrative therapy approaches to each session based upon your needs within 30-min follow-up visits. She prefers to work in collaboration with you to determine the best and most feasible treatment while considering your safety and lifestyle. Dr. Saklayen also believes in a strong mind-body connection, and may occasionally suggest PCP follow up or lab work to rule out any medical issues that may be contributing to psychiatric symptoms.

Dr. Saklayen graduated college from Ohio State University in 2008 with a major in biology and minor in neuroscience. She attended medical school at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine from 2012-2016. From there, she matched into psychiatry residency at Stony Brook University Hospital from 2016-2020 where she gained experience in an incredibly diverse patient population, with particular interests in college student health. Upon graduation, Dr. Saklayen joined the clinical staff at NYU Langone and worked full-time in the Bellevue Hospital Outpatient Adult Psychiatry Clinic, where she was also responsible for supervising NYU psychiatry residents completing their outpatient year. Dr. Saklayen joined the Talkiatry team in August 2022.

Dr. Saklayen has significant experience with complex diagnoses, medical co-morbidities and high-risk assessments due to the robust curriculum of her residency program and fast-paced nature of outpatient work in New York City. Her primary focus is mood disorders and anxiety disorders in the general adult population.

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