Elisabeth Gray, Psychiatrist in New York — Zencare
Elisabeth  Gray

Elisabeth Gray

Adult Psychiatrist, MD Practice: Skypiatrist
New York Accepting Online
Updated February 28, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Gender identity & transgender health

Professional statement

Like many of Skypiatrist’s doctors, Elisabeth Gray brings a wealth of life experience to her work. Although she’s had a comparatively unorthodox path to working in psychiatric medicine, one thing has always been a constant—a passion for helping people.

A native of upstate New York, Dr. Gray received her BA in Psychology and Studio Art from Williams College before earning her MS in Mathematics from Syracuse University. For years, she helped struggling college students complete their remedial math requirements. But it was volunteering and later working professionally as an EMT that gave her the confidence to pursue medicine.

Through her training at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Gray remembered her time working on the ambulance and felt a calling to specialize in psychiatric medicine. “I always liked helping the patients where you had to puzzle it out, which is a big component of psychiatry. The patient says something and you’re looking for the space between the words,” she recalls.

A career with New York State Office of Mental Health, and later the Office of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services followed. Now retired from state service, Dr. Gray is excited to work in a practice with a variety of people, adding that she’s especially open to helping transgender patients.

She’s applying skills developed in her hobby as an internet gamer to telepsychiatary. “I’ve become comfortable on the microphone and the webcam. Now I'll use those skills with patients and not stream followers.”


Message to clients

The pandemic has hit hard for so many. So many changes, restrictions and difficulties in such a short period of time. Forced isolation and when we've begun to adjust, demands to return to the old ways, but with changes. It's not surprising that all of us feel the strain. It's even harder if you have mental illness. Dr. Gray is here and interested in hearing how you have been coping, or not coping. What challenges have you faced? What have you done about them? What do you think still needs to be done? Let's make a plan to deal with these challenges together that suits you.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Psychotic disorders - Supporting individuals and families to manage symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, and agitations while maintaining healthy, supportive relationships

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Wellspring EAP

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (15min)
  • Initial session: $450 (30min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8am - 2pm
  • Wed 8am - 2pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8am - Noon
  • Sat 8am - Noon
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 20 years

New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports, Psychiatrist, 2014 - 2021
New York State Office of Mental Health, Psychiatrist, 2007 - 2014
United States Veterans Administration, Psychiatrist, 2006 - 2007

Upstate Medical University, Residency in Psychiatry, 2006
Upstate Medical University, Doctor of Medicine, 2002


Licensure

New York: 239029


Languages

English