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Finding a good virtual psychiatrist can be a challenge, which is why Gaba Telepsychiatry was set up in 2018. Gaba Telepsychiatry is a unique practice where virtual psychiatrists are committed to providing the highest quality care and standards of care in an online platform.

Although it is possible to provide the equivalent standard of care in an online setting, not all psychiatrists can adapt to an online method of working, and connect with patients in front of the camera. Some psychiatrists just do not like working virtually and disconnect. Treating patients virtually is a skill set in itself that requires years of experience.

Longer visits, integrative care, and highly trained board-certified psychiatrists are some of the factors that make Gaba Telepsychiatry unique and distinct from online practices.

Virtual patient advocates follow patients through the onboarding process and throughout the treatment process. Virtual patient advocates assist with scripts, and lab work, as well as liaising with pharmacies and insurance companies. Patient advocates are available by phone and video not just live chat, like other practices. The practice goal is to mimic the in-house office experience, as closely as possible and provide a concierge-like service wherever possible.

Seeing an virtual psychiatrist is effective and easy

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What is a Virtual Psychiatrist ?

A virtual psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has completed a psychiatry residency and is licensed to practice psychiatry and prescribe psychiatric medication as well as provide therapy services. As well as being competent to practice psychiatry, a virtual psychiatrist is comfortable seeing patients over a HIPAA-compliant video platform as well as in person and prescribing medication online.

Is it better to see a psychiatrist virtually or in the office?

The American Psychiatric Association now recognizes telepsychiatry to be as effective as seeing a patient in person, depending on the situation. When seeing a patient virtually the psychiatrist must follow APA guidelines, and the same standards of care as if seeing a patient in the office.

It is usually a personal preference whether to see a virtual psychiatrist or a psychiatrist in their physical office. Sometimes it is hard to find the right psychiatrist locally, and it may be easier for a virtual psychiatrist to accommodate your work schedule or childcare needs. Some patients just feel more comfortable seeing a psychiatrist in their own home.

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What are the advantages of seeing a virtual psychiatrist ?

The practical benefits of seeing a virtual psychiatrist are obvious:

  • Access to weekend and evening psychiatrist appointments
  • Same-day psychiatrist appointments
  • There is rarely a need to take time off work for appointments
  • Travel time is saved
  • Virtual psychiatrist appointments can be a lifesaver for self-employed, and small business owners
  • Consultants and individuals who travel for work can see a psychiatrist in multiple states
  • There is no need for child care, you can see a psychiatrist from home

More importantly, seeing a psychiatrist virtually can mean a higher standard of care because you can see the psychiatrist of your choice and are not limited by location.

How to choose the best virtual psychiatrist ?

The best virtual psychiatrist, as well as being highly qualified, is someone with whom you feel comfortable, whom you can talk to, and who understands your needs.

Virtual psychiatrists may have a special area of interest such as obsessive-compulsive disorder or bipolar disorder, or may have further fellowship training. Common subspecialties of psychiatry include:

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Consultation liaison psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Gestational psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Transgender psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychiatry

"Telepsychiatry allows you to see the virtual psychiatrist of your choice irrespective of location"

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Cross cultural psychiatry in a virtual setting

America is a multicultural society and a good psychiatrist should be able to relate to and connect with an individual of any ethnicity or religious background. However, if you are a first-generation immigrant, you may want to see a psychiatrist with the same mother tongue, or who understands certain cultural nuances at a deeper level.

Many psychiatrists, although born and raised in the US, were raised by immigrant parents, and are married or partnered with someone from a minority background. Many psychiatrists are bilingual or have first-hand experience with certain cultural norms through work, social life, or family background. Some patients feel more comfortable or feel a deeper level of understanding.

Dr ‘O,’ a Nigerian psychiatrist practicing in the US states she lives with her in-laws and still ‘kneels,’ when she greets her mother-in-law after work. Dr ‘O,’ believes these ancient traditions still have benefits in the modern world and wants certain values to be passed on to her children. In her family differences have to be resolved respectfully and moving out or distancing herself from her ‘in- laws’ is not an option.

Dr ‘O.’ understands prioritizing respect to elders and the extended family, while working towards forming a functional marital unit would be considered strange by most American marital therapists. Dr ‘O.’ practices marital therapy and many of her clients are of African descent.

It may be hard to find a psychiatrist who meets your needs, locally, which is why a virtual psychiatrist may be the best option for some patients.

Online Psychiatrist Services

Medication
Management

Medication is sent electronically
to your pharmacy and can be
picked up the same day.

Psychotherapy
Services

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
Psychodynamic Therapy,
Family & Relationship Therapy.

Forensic Expert
Services

Online and in-person forensic
psychiatry services are offered
in the United States & Canada.

Medication Management

Medication is sent electronically to your pharmacy and can be picked up the same day.

Psychotherapy Services

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family & Relationship Therapy.

Forensic Expert Services

Online and in-person forensic psychiatry services are offered in the United States & Canada.

Our Virtual Psychiatrists

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.

Medical School

University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest, Romania

Neurology Residency Training

University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest, Romania

Master of Philosophy (M.Ph.) – Neuroscience

NYS Institute for Basic Research, New York

Internal Medicine Residency

Temple University Hospital, Pennsylvania

Neurology Residency

Temple University Hospital, Pennsylvania

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – Neuroscience

NYS Institute for Basic Research, City University of New York – Graduate Center

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Electromyography – American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
Neuromuscular Medicine – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Recertification – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

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.

Medical School

St. George’s University: School of Medicine

Psychiatry Residency Training

Richmond University Medical Center: affiliate of Mount Sinai Health Network

Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Psychobiology

Binghamton University – State University of New York

Board Certification

American Board of Preventative Medicine – Addiction Medicine, Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology – Psychiatry, Board Certification