The future of psychiatry.
As an authority and a driver of change, we will solve the behavioral health crisis by redefining how patients access and receive psychiatric care.
Talkiatry was founded by Dr. Georgia Gaveras and Robert Krayn with the vision of improving psychiatric care for both patients and clinicians.
Dr. Gaveras is triple board certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and addiction medicine. After 18 years at some of the top hospital systems in the New York area and numerous academic and training leadership roles, she felt that the practice settings historically available to psychiatrists no longer fit their needs.
Realizing that advances in technology and processes were increasingly overlooked in psychiatry, she envisioned an environment designed specifically for psychiatrists, by psychiatrists, that provided them the flexibility, support, and technology needed to achieve superior clinical outcomes. She believed that taking care of psychiatrists would ultimately result in better clinical outcomes and that boosting access to mental health care was best achieved by enabling psychiatrists, rather than supplementing or replacing them. These beliefs later became the cornerstone of Talkiatry.
Krayn’s passion for mental health care resulted from a personal traumatic experience in 2016 when he and his fiance were victims of a home invasion in their New York apartment. Struggling to feel comfortable in his own home, he began seeking psychiatric care, but the journey proved difficult—a concept all too familiar to those seeking mental health treatment. He couldn’t find an in-network psychiatrist with availability, was forced to pay for treatment out-of-pocket and found visiting the clinician to be a confusing experience that was unlike anything one would expect from a medical practice. Krayn imagined there must be a better way to provide psychiatric care to patients.
Connected by friends who recognized their shared interest in making psychiatry better, Krayn and Dr. Gaveras combined their knowledge, passions, and experiences to start a new venture that would forever change the landscape of the mental healthcare industry.
Since its launch on April 22, 2020, Talkiatry has completed tens of thousands of visits and helped thousands of patients. As an in-network provider and partner for the five largest health insurers in the country, Talkiatry has helped countless individuals receive appropriate mental health care—even if it wasn’t at Talkiatry. With internally-developed proprietary software and processes, Talkiatry’s team of highly skilled psychiatrists is helping patients feel better in previously unachievable ways.
26,000 visits completed and counting.
60+ major insurance plans accepted by Talkiatry.
3 days or less before your initial appointment.
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Our psychiatrists are given the tools and support they need to provide superior clinical care so they can focus on what they do best.
Talkiatry Management Services LLC (“TMS”) provides administrative and business support services to a Talkiatry branded Psychiatry practice. TMS licenses the “Talkiatry” brand name to the independently owned and operated Psychiatry practice that uses its business support services. TMS does not employ or in any way supervise the mental health care professional providing care nor does it have control over the care provided, which is the sole responsibility of the independent practice and the clinicians they employ.