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GABA Telepsychiatry is a unique practice, where our online psychiatrist will offer the closest possible approximation to traditional psychiatric services in a convenient online format.
Why should you consider an online psychiatrist?
- Online psychiatrists send prescriptions and refills electronically to the pharmacy of your choice on the day of your appointment. Quality care can produce immediate symptom relief.
- Weekend Psychiatrist appointments available.
- Confidential sensitive mental health evaluations can be conducted online just as easily as in person.
- We offer longer visits to ensure the correct diagnosis and that medications are prescribed with care.
- We offer an integrative approach to psychiatric care.
- Our online psychiatrists are Board Certified, licensed, insured, and follow the same practice models and standards of care as if seeing a patient in person.
- Hormone levels, nutrition, and psychodynamic factors are considered.
- Medical notes are stored on secure HIPAA-compliant electronic health records.
- Online Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, CBT, relationship therapy.
- Collaboration with employers , disability evaluations , can help restore fitness to work.
- Psychiatric care can assist immediate recovery and in many cases prevent hospitalization.
At Gaba Telepsychiatry we place an emphasis on listening to the patient in order to best address their symptoms and concerns. Empathy, understanding, communication, and collaboration between the psychiatrist and patient is essential for good treatment outcomes.
"Telepsychiatry allows you to see the online psychiatrist of your choice irrespective of location"
How to find the best online psychiatrist?
Ultimately the best online psychiatrist will ensure the same standards of care, or superior standards of care, as if they are seeing the patient in the office.
An experienced and effective psychiatrist, whether online or in-person, will be a good listener so that they can best address your symptoms and concerns. Empathy, understanding, communication, and collaboration between a psychiatrist and patient is critical for good treatment outcomes.
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Medication is sent electronically to your pharmacy and can be picked up the same day.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family & Relationship Therapy
Online and in-person forensic psychiatry services are offered in the United States & Canada.
Dr. Valeria Serban
Board Certified Psychiatrist with Multiple State Licenses MBBS (MD)
Dr. Valeria Serban is a board-certified neuropsychiatrist with 20 years of professional experience and a keen passion for treating mental health illnesses using modalities such as therapy and medication management. She’s an expert in diagnosing and treating most mental health conditions with extensive experience with conditions such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, dementia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), mood disorder, panic disorder, postpartum depression, and psychosis, among others.
Dr. Serban has worked extensively in general adult psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry. She treats psychiatric illnesses associated with neurological conditions such as migraine, epilepsy, concussion, stroke, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders such as narcolepsy, and other neurological conditions.
Dr. Serban has a kind and compassionate approach to patient care. She utilizes a combination of medication management and psychotherapy to help treat various types of psychiatric illness and age-related cognitive decline.
Dr. Serban is well-known for her warm and friendly personality and provides patients with a safe and comfortable environment for easy recovery and symptom management. She constantly researches different treatment options and works with her patients and their families to find the one that best suits their requirements.
Dr. Serban is multilingual and speaks fluently in six languages: English, Romanian, Italian, French, Spanish, and German.
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Dr. Tony Issac
Board Certified Psychiatrist in New York & New Jersey (MD)
Dr. Tony Isaac is an experienced double Board Certified Psychiatrist with a keen interest in evaluating and treating mental health illnesses such as insomnia, panic attacks, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Dr. Issac specializes in addiction recovery treatments and medication management and uses a combination of psychotherapy and sensitive medication titration to help his patients achieve a collaborative treatment plan. Using both medication and non-medication techniques, Dr. Issac focuses on recovery and healing, thereby improving the overall mental health of his patients and helping them live a fuller and happier life.
Dr. Issac is popular among his patients for being very kind, respectful, empathetic, articulate, patient, and always willing to listen. He conducts suicide assessments and acute stabilization, which includes working with the family and employer to provide the required care and support.
Dr. Gundu Reddy
Board Certified Psychiatrist with Multiple State Licenses MBBS (MD)
Dr. Gundu Reddy is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with over fifteen years of experience practicing clinical psychiatry experience. She also has ten years of experience practicing forensic psychiatry. Dr. Reddy has trained in medication management, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Dr. Reddy is interested in integrative psychiatry and believes multiple factors should be considered when evaluating and treating a patient. This, as per Dr. Reddy at includes genetic and developmental factors, medical illness, nutrition, hormones, and environmental and dynamic factors.
Dr. Reddy believes that it is extremely critical to understand psychodynamic conflict and the causes of symptoms while prescribing medication, family, or relationship therapy, understanding psychodynamic conflict and causes of symptoms as will help enhance the quality of care. Apart from psychodynamic training Dr Reddy also has a background in integrative psychiatry and treatment resistance.
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Clinical Services: California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee
Forensic Psychiatry Services: All of the US and Canada
Are weekend online psychiatrist appointments available ?
Weekends are when most people spend time with their families and relax. However, it is just as important to address your mental health challenges. A weekend online psychiatrist appointment is convenient, as on weekdays you may fall short of time, or experience many interruptions.
A weekday-scheduled psychiatric appointment can interrupt work, and clash with school pickup time or other weekday activities. Accessibility is often a challenge and many individuals, unfortunately, miss out on quality healthcare, due to scheduling and commuting problems.
To ensure that you can comfortably conduct an uninterrupted session, you can book a weekend online psychiatrist appointment with us.
Weekend Psychiatric Emergencies
Psychiatric emergencies can occur on weekends, as well as on weekdays. Being able to access an online psychiatrist on weekends, can be beneficial as you get
- Seamless prescription refills
- Timely crisis intervention
- Successful symptom management
- Hassle-free workplace documentation
With an online psychiatrist appointment on the weekend, you can avoid a sudden commute to the Emergency Room. If you need help for yourself or for a loved one, you can schedule a weekend online psychiatrist appointment, or call 18333124222 to book an appointment.
How much does it cost to see an online psychiatrist at Gaba Telepsychiatry?
Your first online appointment with one of our psychiatrists will cost $400. The follow-up appointments will be $250. If you have out-of-network benefits, we can submit claims on your behalf.
Can an online psychiatrist send prescriptions?
An online psychiatrist can send prescriptions providing that he or she is licensed in your state of residence. At Gaba Telepsychiatrist, medication visits are 30 minutes, which is double the time allocated by most insurance plans. Your online psychiatrist will take the time to make sure that you are taking the right medication. This means ensuring that your medication is effective , and side effects are absent or minimized.
Spending the extra time with the patient to ensure better response, better clinical outcomes and avoid side effects, leads to higher patient satisfaction, and enhances recovery.
Our psychiatrists say that :
‘Most people spend more time searching for the right pair of shoes, than the right psychiatric medication.’
The decision to take psychiatric medications is one of the most important decisions that you will make. Ideally the response to medication should be life changing and you will experience both alleviation of symptoms and enhanced quality of life.
Prescribing psychiatric medication the right way, means :
- Spending time with the patient, evaluating symptoms
- Evaluating underlying cause
- Evaluating side effects
- Evaluating what has and has not worked in the past
- Discussing options with the patient, and forming a collaborative treatment plan.
- Careful titration to ensure the correct dosage
At Gaba telepsychiatry, we utilize a combination of evidenced based medicine and patient experience to work towards the best possible outcome.
Can an online psychiatrist prescribe controlled substances?
At GABA Telepsychiatry controlled substances are prescribed when clinically appropriate.
Common uses of controlled substances including stimulants and benzodiazepines include medications for :
Most states have restricted online prescribing of controlled substances and require at least one in person visit. An online psychiatrist is legally required to follow state guidelines when prescribing controlled substances.
If an initial in person visit is not possible, a consultation can be sent to your primary care doctor. Most primary care doctors are happy to collaborate with psychiatrists and fill the script, providing a consult is sent, in order to achieve optimum patient care.
Whether seeing a patient online or in person, the psychiatrist must follow APA guidelines and standards of care.
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medical, hormonal, nutritional,
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Why would I see an online psychiatrist?
The main advantages of seeing a psychiatrist online are choice and convenience. You can see the psychiatrist of your choice and are not restricted by location. Additionally, seeing a psychiatrist online means you do not have to travel to your appointment and do not have to take time off work.
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"Gaba Telepsychiatry offers an integrative approach to psychiatric evaluation"
Many factors can affect psychiatric illness such as: genetics, developmental, trauma, nutritional factors, hormones, career difficulties, relationship difficulties, coping skills, concurrent medical illness, head injury, side effects of medication and many others.
At Gaba Telepsychiatry, the psychiatrist must consider all of these factors to provide optimum care.At Gaba Telepsychiatry the psychiatrists aim to provide a holistic approach to psychiatric care without compromising evidence-based medicine. Ultimately every patient is different, and care should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Can I see an online psychiatrist for therapy?
Addressing psychodynamic conflicts is not always easy and it is important to find a provider whom you are comfortable with. Providing the online psychiatrist or clinical psychologist follows APA guidelines and standards of care, online psychotherapy can be as effective as in person psychotherapy.
The advantage of online psychotherapy is that you can see the psychiatrist or psychologist of your choice regardless of location. Increased schedule flexibility and choice of therapist also tends to result in more consistent attendance leading to better outcomes.
Research studies evaluating the effectiveness of online psychotherapy have been favorable. The best online psychiatrists will provide both medication management and psychotherapy services or work with your therapist to achieve the best treatment outcomes.
At Gaba Telepsychiatry, online psychiatrists see patients via videoconference, not via text message. Therapy via Phonecall is usually reserved for travel or emergencies. The goal is to recreate the closest possible approximation to the in person visit. Psychiatrists practice in accordance with APA guidelines and standards of care. A variety of therapy modalities including psychodynamic psychotherapy, family therapy and CBT are utilized to help you work towards healing and recovery.
Clinical & Forensic services all over USA and Canada
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Urgent Psychiatric Care Online
Many patients find it hard to get immediate access to a psychiatrist when most needed. Obtaining urgent psychiatric care online can help with immediate stabilizations, preventing time off work, immediate resolution of symptoms, and can sometimes prevent hospitalization. Urgent psychiatric care can include acute treatment of insomnia, panic attacks, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and OCD.
They are advantages and disadvantages to seeing an out-of-pocket psychiatrist. One advantage of seeing a self-pay psychiatrist includes increased privacy or discretion as insurance companies and family members are less likely to access your private and sensitive data which is not relevant to them, including past psychiatric diagnosis and sexual history. Another advantage of seeing a self-pay psychiatrist is longer visits, more flexible scheduling, shorter waiting times, and concierge levels of support in between visits. The other advantage of avoiding insurance and seeing an out-of-pocket psychiatrist is the ability to see a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, which is often not possible through insurance plans. Many insurance plans use other practitioners such as nurses and physicians’ assistant rather than Board-Certified Psychiatrists to prescribe psychiatric medication. Self-pay psychiatrists at Gaba Telepsychiatry have completed at least 10 years of training and have at least 5 experience in practice. Our self-pay Psychiatrists spend more time with patients to ensure that the right medication is prescribed, maximizing efficacy and minimizing side-effects.
Clinical & Forensic services all over USA and Canada by our online Psychiatrists
We understand it is not always an easy decision to take psychiatric medication and carefully balance the benefits of symptom resolution and minimize potential side-effects.
Longer visits, as well as careful follow-up and titration mean better symptom management.
Psychiatrists at Gaba Telepsychiatry offer a collaborative approach to psychiatric care
The best treatment outcomes occur when a patient feels that they have been listened to, their concerns have been addressed and when both the patient and online psychiatrist work together to achieve a treatment plan that both are comfortable with. Whether seeing an urgent psychiatrist online or in person respect, communication, understanding and trust are vital components of a doctor/patient relationship.
“Most patients have been suffering for years before their first appointment.
The vast majority are on the wrong combination of medications, are still symptomatic, or experiencing side effects on the first visit.
This is why psychiatric medication should always be prescribed with the utmost care”
Dr. Gundu Reddy, Dr. Tony Issac, Dr. Valeria Serban
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Does Gaba Telepsychiatry accept insurance?
While Gaba telepsychiatry is not affiliated with any insurance provider, we can check your insurance coverage for out of network benefits (OONBs). If you have OONBs we will submit reimbursement forms on your behalf and follow up with the provider until the claims are settled.
Call us at +1(833) 312-4222 and we can check your out of network insurance coverage.
Will my insurance pay for an online psychiatrist?
Most insurance companies will cover tele-psychiatry services. Generally insurance companies either cover psychiatric care or they do not, to various degrees.
Currently Gaba Telepsychiatry is out of network for medication management, as we require longer visits for prescribing psychiatric medication. However the psychiatrist can collaborate with a therapist within your network to help reduce overall costs.
You will have to pay out of pocket for visits. However we can check if you have out of network coverage, and can also provide courtesy billing and submit any out of network claims to your insurance company for re-imbursement.
How does an online psychiatrist visit work?
All you need is a computer or mobile device and internet