Optimize Your Mental Health Through Asynchronous Therapy
Dr. Varun Choudhary
Chief Medical Officer, Talkspace
Varun Choudhary is a Board-Certified Forensic Psychiatrist and the Chief Medical Officer of Talkspace. Dr. Choudhary is active in policy, legislation, and behavioral health advocacy. He is the current President of the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation, board member of the Psychiatric Society of Virginia & Medical Society of Virginia, Area 5 Assembly Representative for the American Psychiatric Association as well as a Distinguished Fellow. Prior to joining Talkspace, he was most recently the Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of Behavioral Health for Magellan Health. Dr. Choudhary has worked in the behavioral health industry for over 17 years providing care to patients in the public sector, correctional arena, private practice, and community-based settings. He has a specialty in Telepsychiatry, Population Health, Collaborative Care, Quality Metrics and Autism/Intellectual Disabilities. He has been a consultant to the Virginia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the past and is currently the Governor-appointed Psychiatrist to the Behavioral Health & Disability Board for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Derrick is a clinical psychologist and Research Director at Talkspace. His research focuses on behavioral and mental health innovation, including NIH-funded projects investigating the efficacy of message-based care, AI enhanced digital therapy, and advances in digital trauma treatment. His work has been featured in the APA Monitor, Huffington Post, LA Times, Washington Post, New York Times, Forbes.com, Wall Street Journal, TIME, at TEDx, as well as in scientific outlets like Nature: Molecular Psychiatry, National Academy of Sciences, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Oxford University Press, and others.
Pablo McCabe is an LCSW and has been in the field for over 25 years. He focuses on developing and enhancing strategic business partnerships by engaging and building relationships with key insurance payers, TPAs, EAPs, consultants and brokers. Continually developing and maintaining value based relationships with partners to maximize full utilization of Talkspace’s offerings. Creating consultative relationships with partners and identified strategic accounts for growth and problem resolution.
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