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7 Types of Psychiatric Consultations

The first step in finding help for your psychiatric concerns is to book a consultation with a provider you can trust. Psychiatric nurse practitioner Judy Vansiea, DNP, MA, MS, APRN, NPP, at Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services welcomes patients of all backgrounds to book a telehealth consultation so she can direct you to the next course of action. 

Reaching out for help can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never received psychiatric care before, but Dr. Vansiea comes from a place of compassion, understanding, and a strong will to help you thrive.

The practice is based in Uniondale, New York, but welcomes patients from across the state. People in any of New York City’s boroughs — Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island — can conveniently make telehealth appointments that don’t require an office visit. 

Choose from our seven types of psychiatric consultations that you can schedule today to start developing a custom treatment plan:

1. Mental health evaluations

A mental health evaluation, or mental health assessment, provides a comprehensive overview of your mental health status. It includes screenings for a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance use disorders, in an effort to diagnose you. 

Mental health evaluations are often dictated by the court system or other governing body for documentation. They can verify if any mental health factors come into play for child custody cases, probation, and other legal contexts. 

2. Psychiatric evaluations

On the surface, it may seem that psychiatric evaluations are the same as mental health evaluations. While these two consultation types have undeniable similarities, they don’t quite serve the same purpose. 

Psychiatric evaluations go into much more depth than mental health evaluations: They look a little deeper into your personality. A psychiatric evaluation produces a lengthy report about your mental health and personality traits and can screen for personality disorders like narcissism and paranoia. 

As with mental health evaluations, the results of a psychiatric evaluation can also apply to legal cases. 

3. Nursing consultations

Nursing consultations at Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services dig deeper into the clinical side of mental health. 

As a nurse practitioner, Dr. Vansiea has the necessary education and training to clinically treat you for mental health, including with medications if she determines they’re necessary. She can also coordinate your care with other healthcare professionals like your primary care provider. 

4. Chemical dependency assessments

A chemical dependency assessment specifically seeks to diagnose addictions to drugs or alcohol. 

Just like mental health and psychiatric evaluations, chemical dependency assessments are often court-ordered. Some employers require you to get them, too. They involve a detailed interview with preplanned questions and follow-ups as well as drug testing. 

5. Psychiatric consultations

If you live anywhere in New York and Kansas, you can book a remote telehealth psychiatric consultation that involves the same questionnaire as a psychiatric consultation in person. 

6. DWI evaluations

A driving while intoxicated (DWI) evaluation is court-mandated after a DWI arrest. This assessment examines your past and current habits with alcohol or substance use in relation to your charges. Sometimes, they involve mental health screening questions, too. 

You can get a telehealth DWI evaluation from Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services from wherever you are. Telehealth allows you to conveniently access the services you need using your computer, phone, or tablet. 

7. Alcohol and drug evaluations

Alcohol and drug evaluations aren’t quite the same as chemical dependency assessments, but they’re similar. They may or may not be court-ordered, but they seek to evaluate the extent of your use of alcohol or specific drugs. 

They help Dr. Vansiea determine whether you need treatment and the extent of the treatment you need. 

In addition to looking into your patterns of drug or alcohol use, alcohol and drug evaluations also look into the circumstances surrounding your use, including factors in your environment and the status of your mental health. 

Get holistic care for your mental health today

A psychiatric consultation is the first of many steps that can help you get your life in order and restore your mental health. Call Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services or schedule an appointment online for any of our telehealth consultations today. 

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