Navjyot Bedi

Navjyot Singh Bedi, MD

Medical Director | Main Campus

Dr. Navjyot Singh Bedi, Medical Director of Talbott Recovery, trained in a medical sciences psychiatry residency in India. He completed a second psychiatry residency in the U.S. where he was chief resident, making him a valuable part of the treatment team in Talbott’s addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders treatment program. After completing residency he served…

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Constantine Galifianakis, MD

Psychiatrist | Main Campus

Dr. Constantine Galifianakis joined the team at Talbott Recovery in July of 2017. Originally from Salisbury, Maryland, he earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his residency in general psychiatry at Emory University. He then returned to the University of Maryland for his fellowship in addiction psychiatry. His…

Richard Amar

Richard P. Amar, MD

Staff Addiction Psychiatrist | Main Campus

Dr. Richard Amar joined Talbott Recovery as a Staff Addiction Psychiatrist in 2011. He obtained his medical degree from MCP-Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed his General Psychiatry Residency and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining the Talbott staff, Dr. Amar worked…

Dr. Kim Venable

Board Certified General/Addiction Psychiatrist, ABPN HIMS-Qualified Psychiatrist

Dr. Kim Venable is a double-board certified psychiatrist specializing in general and addiction psychiatry.  She graduated from the International University of the Health Sciences in St. Kitts, Nevis.  She completed her general psychiatry residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta GA and her addiction fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta GA. She is…

Chris LaSalle, LPC

Clinical Director

Chris joined Talbott  Recovery in Atlanta as the Director of Clinical Services in 2018 bringing over 20 years of clinical leadership experience.  He served in leadership roles for varied populations and settings including adopted teens, in-home family counseling , the Fulton County CASA program, adult inpatient stabilization, and adult outpatient mental health and substance abuse…

Oksana Kershteyn

Oksana Kershteyn, MD

Staff Psychiatrist | Talbott Dunwoody

Dr. Oksana Kershteyn joined the Talbott Recovery staff in early 2012, where she serves as staff psychiatrist at Talbott Dunwoody. Since July 2018, she also fills the role of medical director at Foundations Roswell. Originally from Siberia, Russia, she graduated from Russia’s top medical school, the Siberian State Medical University, where she also completed her…

Laura Pugsley, MS, LPCS, CPCS

Director of Outpatient Services

Laura joined the Foundations Recovery Network team in April 2012 and brought with her nearly two decades of experience working in the social services field. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Laura relocated to the US and graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in psychology, earning a master’s degree in professional counseling from Georgia…