Gaba Telepsychiatry

Online Psychiatrist New York

Psychiatrist visits made easy

See your Psychiatrist from the Privacy of your home or office

All you need is a computer & internet access.

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.

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)

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.

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

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.

Medical School
The United Medical Dental Schools of Guys Kings and St Thomas' at King's College London
Psychiatry Residency Training
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training
NYU Psychoanalytic Institute
Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry Neurology

Dr. Valeria Serban

Dr. Tony Issac

Dr. Gundu Reddy

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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

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About GABA Telepsychiatry

Why GABA Telepsychiatry?

GABA Telepsychiatry is a unique practice, where the psychiatrist offers the closest possible approximation to traditional psychiatric services in a telepsychiatry format.

All affiliated practitioners are US licensed, trained, and insured psychiatrists, who are screened, verified, and are known to follow US Psychiatry guidelines and standards of care. Safe, ethical, legal and effective psychiatric services are ensured.

The purpose is to provide the highest quality care to patients, who otherwise would not be able to access care from the psychiatrist of their choice, either because of geographic location or scheduling difficulty.

Effective business processes, efficient back office and software automation allows more extended visits and a stronger focus on patient care.

How are we different?

Services are provided by a psychiatrist through a HIPAA compliant video platform as if you were in the office. Patients are not treated via phone or text message.

The same practices and guidelines are followed as an in-office visit, achieving the same results and safety standards. We are not a ‘text your psychiatrist,’ or ‘therapy on demand,’ app.

Peer psychiatrist networks provide guidance and supervision, and we offer comprehensive services with medication management, psychotherapy modalities, as well as screening for medical causes of illness.

Traditional practice model and standards of care are combined with some concierge features including:

Medical provider liaison, more extended patient visits, and your dedicated liaison to assist with scheduling, billing, lab work, and prescriptions.

About GABA Telepsychiatry

Concierge Features A
Traditional Service

Psychiatric treatment protocols have been developed and refined over hundreds of years, through trial and. This is why it is essential that they are adhered to where possible.

Before the emergence of telemedicine the only option was to see a psychiatrist was in the office. Although telepsychiatry is a more practical option for most people, it important not to lose quality of care when conducting psychiatry visits in a telemedicine setting. Ideally a telepsychiatry visit should be the same as an office visit. Exactly the same rules, regulations and standards of care should apply.

Some concierge features which have been added, include the dedicated liaison for assistance with billing, scheduling, lab work, and prescription, as although automated, requires more patient initiative than an office visit.

Slightly longer psychiatrist visits return to a more traditional model and are one of the benefits of the private and group psychiatrist practice model over large clinics and hospitals, where layers of corporate overheads and insurance cuts leads to shorter patient visits to cut costs.

Traditional Psychiatry
Visits Made Easy

Traditionally, patients would sometimes travel for hours to see a psychiatrist. If unable to attend their appointment, they will still be charged for the visit.

Patients would have to use up their sick days or take time away from their business to attend appointments. Finding a psychiatrist on evenings or weekends was hard. People who traveled for work or took long summer vacations would have to miss appointments and would have trouble obtaining prescriptions.

It is essential that patients are not punished for having a productive and full life. The goal is to provide high-quality treatment for everyone, regardless of their lifestyle or location.

Billing, scheduling, and inquiries can be conducted through a patient portal. Prescriptions can be sent directly to the local pharmacy via Electronic Health Records, or can be mailed to the home. A dedicated liaison is available for assistance should there be difficulty with any of these processes.

Do I need to see a psychiatrist?

Most Americans are not aware that their symptoms are treatable and continue to suffer in silence despite prolonged misery or disability.

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Do I need to see a psychiatrist?

Millions of Americans suffer through no fault of their own despite having access to care. The result of which is that people suffer from poor work performance, relationship problems, marital discord, health problems due to inability to care for themselves. Most people who are motivated to receive treatment will find that their symptoms can improve with a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and close medical management even if a partial resolution of symptoms can lead to a dramatic improvement in the quality of life and reduction in suffering.

Common reasons to see a psychiatrist:

  • Anxiety, dysthymia, irritability, loss of enjoyment in activities, fatigue, inadequate attention, poor concentration
  • Anger, guilty feelings, social phobia, panic attacks, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety, obsessive thought, compulsions
  • Insomnia, sleeping too much, early morning waking, excessive drinking, binge eating, loss of appetite, anorexia, paranoid feelings
  • Hearing voices, seeing things, feelings of confusion, excessive premenstrual dysfunction

Why GABA Telepsychiatry?

Dedicated Providers

US trained licensed & insured Psychiatrists in New York

Psychiatrists Follow APA guidelines and standards of care

Medication management combined with psychotherapy

Multiple psychotherapy modalities

Peer supervision network ensure safety and high standards

Screening for medical causes of psychiatric illness

Endocrine & Nutritional evaluation

Safe HIPAA Compliant Video Platform

Online scheduling available

Patient’s data stored in a securely encrypted cloud-based EHR

Prescriptions and lab sent directly to your pharmacy

Medications mailed to your location

Your dedicated staff member to assist you through the process

No rescheduling charges

Visits to your psychiatrist made easy

Your GABA Telepsychiatry Visit

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A GABA telepsychiatry staff member will be assigned to you to help you fill in the online questionnaire and liaise with your primary care doctor.

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You will see the Psychiatrist for a comprehensive evaluation.

Step 1 - Your Intake

You will fill in our online intake forms. If you’re having difficulty filling in our questionnaire online, you may ask to be connected to a staff member either by phone or via our secure teleplatform, and he or he will help you fill in your paperwork. We will connect you to our video platform.


We will collect your medical records from your primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, we will help you connect to a local provider or urgent care franchise, (if you are traveling) which will accept your insurance.


Your dedicated staff member with the help you navigate the process of scheduling, filling in of intake forms, payment, obtaining prescriptions, blood works, and medical records.

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You will see the Psychiatrist for a comprehensive evaluation.

Step 2 - Psychiatric History and Evaluation

You will see a psychiatrist via a telepsychiatry platform for your evaluation. To get the most out of your visit, try to make sure you are in a private room without any background noise, an adequate speed of internet connection, and a backup phone should there be any interruption to your internet service.


The psychiatrist will ask about your current and past symptoms, including your family, developmental, occupational, relationship history, psychiatric and medical history as well as your personality style and coping strategies.


Your medical and psychiatric symptoms, history, responses to medications psychotherapy and other treatment will be used to formulate a treatment plan.

Your Medical/Nutrition Evaluation

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Medical evaluation will include nutrition and hormonal factors affecting mood as well as screening for underlying medical problems causing mood disturbance.

If you are traveling we can help and connect you to a local urgent care center of primary care doctor in your area.

Step 3 - Medical Evaluation

We have the policy to screen possible medical causes of psychiatric illness. This includes:

Lab work for thyroid function, sex hormones including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels, heavy metal toxicity including lead and mercury levels. We also screen anemia, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and iodine deficiency.

We also screen for symptoms of sleep apnea, insomnia, diabetes and other factors which may be exacerbating psychiatric symptoms. We will send a prescription to your local quest diagnostics where you can go for blood works. Otherwise, you can see your primary care provider for blood work. We will follow up on your medical records.

If you are traveling we can help and connect you to a local urgent care center of primary care doctor in your area.

Step 4 - Nutrition Evaluation

There will be an optional nutritional evaluation where you will be asked to keep a food diary:

We do not prescribe expensive supplements. Most patients rarely need to take anything more than omega 3, multivitamins, which can either be bought over the counter at your local pharmacy or may be covered by your insurance.

We may prescribe additional supplements if there is a specific deficiency, e.g. iron or folate, vitamin D or thiamine – depending on the deficiency. We also monitor correct control of diabetes, factors in your diet which may be causing fluctuations in blood sugar and factors affecting your mood and anxiety levels. This is all part of the initial evaluation.

Your Treatment Plan Evaluation

Causes of Psychiatric Symptoms

Causes of Treatment Failure

Your Treatment Plan

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Your Treatment Plan may consist of the following features:

  1. Screening for causes of symptoms
  2. Education and information
  3. Treating medical/nutritional endocrine causes of symptoms e.g. sleep apnea
  4. Lifestyle changes e.g. exercise, diet, sleep hygiene
  5. Choosing the correct therapy modality if desired/recommended
  6. Selecting the correct medication regimen if required
  7. Careful monitoring and titration

Will I need to take psychiatric medication?

Many people who visit a psychiatrist are concerned about being prescribed psychiatric medications. Not everyone who visits a psychiatrist will be prescribed medication. Indications for medication include:

Persistent symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, depression, chronic fatigue, hyperphagia, anorexia, obsessions, compulsions, low sex drive, apathy, mood swings, severe premenstrual symptoms with polycystic ovarian syndrome, paranoid delusions, hallucinations, voices, low energy, seasonal affective symptoms, irritability or anger despite all efforts at natural treatment.

If you are suffering from poor work performance and impairment in social relationships– you may be advised to take the medication in order to live your life to the fullest and achieve your personal and professional goals. Your psychiatrist should discuss with you the risks versus benefits of various treatment options.

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I took medications before & it didn’t work.

Reasons for poor response to medication include:

  • Inadequate trial of medication (not finding the correct medication)
  • Inadequate dosing
  • Drug, drug interactions
  • Poor compliance
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Endocrine problems: including PCOS, menopause, subclinical hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism
  • Sleep problems including sleep apnea
  • Developmental, Past Trauma, PTSD
  • Unresolved external stressors
  • Genetic
  • Wrong diagnosis
  • Wrong medication
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I have had side effects to Psychiatric medications BEFORE.

Reasons for side effects to psychiatric medications can be:

  • Idiopathic
  • Slow enzyme metabolizer
  • Drug/drug interactions
  • Drug/food interactions
  • High Dose


Ways to avoid side effects include:

  • Discontinue the offending agent
  • Screen for family history of drug interactions
  • Screen for possible drug/drug interaction
  • Slow titration
  • Screen for food /drug interactions
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I only want Psychotherapy and Natural Remedies.

Research has shown that supportive psychotherapy & cognitive behavioral therapy create similar changes in the frontal lobe on PET scan as SSRIs. Many patients with symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD and mild OCD improve with psychotherapy alone.

Natural treatments for depression, anxiety, OCD, include :

  • Sunlight
  • Exercise
  • N-Acetylcysteine
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Screening for heavy metal toxicity
  • Treat subclinical hypo&hyperthyroidism
  • Progesterone
  • Psychotherapy

What if I don’t want to take psychiatric medication?

No one can force you to take psychiatric medication if you do not want to unless you are in the hospital and often not even then.

At GABA Telepsychiatry, the psychiatrist will work with you to address all the possible causes of psychiatric symptoms, including developmental, genetic, emotional, trauma, environmental, endocrine (due to hormones), medical including sleep apnea, diabetes, stroke, obesity, poor physical fitness, and medical causes of psychiatric symptoms.

However, there are some individuals who still demonstrate significant impairment, who continue to suffer and are still symptomatic despite psychotherapy and efforts towards natural remedies. In these cases, the psychiatrist will aim to work with you to find the correct medication and minimize side effects.

Did you know that the most common causes of poor response to psychiatric medication are poor compliance, inadequate dosing, and inadequate trial of medication.

Telepsychiatry is expanding globally due to convenience & good outcomes

How is Telepsychiatry different from an office visit?

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Telepsychiatry is the same as in a psychiatrist office visit. Precisely the same rules, regulations and standards of care apply. Psychiatrists must be licensed, insured and certified in the State where they are practicing. They must follow APA guidelines and standards of care.

Is Telepsychiatry safe?

Is Telepsychiatry safe?

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Telepsychiatry is as safe and private as an office visit if practiced correctly: Psychiatrists must see patients via an encrypted HIPAA compliant platform. Notes must be stored on a secure cloud-based Electronic Health Records software. The same data security rules apply for Telehealth.

Is Telepsychiatry effective?

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There is an increasing amount of research demonstrating telepsychiatry to be as effective as in-office visits and in some cases more effective. Reasons for the high efficacy of telepsychiatry include a patient having a more excellent choice in of psychiatrist or specialist treatment with less geographic limitation and higher compliance rates due to more convenient access to appointments.

Is Telepsychiatry right for me?

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Telepsychiatry is favorable for people who want to see a particular psychiatrist but are limited by location, weather conditions, access to childcare, or who need specialist treatment. If you travel for work, if you merely dislike traveling to appointments and psychiatrist waiting rooms, or you need evening or weekend appointments, telepsychiatry may be right for you.

Office visits available on request, book online or call +1(833)312-4222

Why GABA Telepsychiatry?

GABA Telepsychiatry is a unique practice, where the psychiatrist offers the closest possible approximation to traditional psychiatric services in a telepsychiatry format.

All affiliated practitioners are US licensed, trained, and insured psychiatrists, who are screened, verified, and are known to follow US Psychiatry guidelines and standards of care. Safe, ethical, legal and effective psychiatric services are ensured.

The purpose is to provide the highest quality care to patients, who otherwise would not be able to access care from the psychiatrist of their choice, either because of geographic location or scheduling difficulty.