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What is Telemental Health and How Dr. Vansiea can Help you During This Time of COVID-19

It may seem like the novel coronavirus has robbed you of your sense of security, your connectedness, even your joy. And it’s perfectly normal to feel anxious, stressed, or depressed during these uncertain times, especially in New York. But you don’t have to deal with those feelings alone. 

Dr. Judy Vansiea at Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services is uniquely qualified to treat your mental and physical health issues, especially those related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. She brings more than two decades of medical expertise to her patients in Uniondale, New York, and beyond via telemental health technology.

Whether you’re a new patient struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, or stress related to COVID-19 or you need to find a way to continue your talk therapy sessions without skipping a beat, Dr. Vansiea has you covered.

What is telemental health?

The telehealth concept is nothing new, but it’s experienced a major uptick in usage during the COVID-19 outbreak. With the need to maintain social distancing, many routine medical and mental health appointments have been postponed or canceled, which may leave you feeling a little apprehensive if you’re in need of care.

Telemental health is a way to use technology — specifically live video chat — to connect patients and practitioners remotely. Psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and any type of talk therapy are well-suited for a video-based session. Dr. Vansiea uses a secure network that’s HIPPA-compliant, so your privacy is completely protected.

Who benefits from telemental health?

Telemental health can help just about anybody and everybody working through issues caused by social distancing, quarantine, the death of loved ones, lost income, and homeschooling children, just to name a few concerns.

You don’t need to be severely affected to benefit from discussing your thoughts and fears with Dr. Vansiea. With more than two decades of experience in both civilian and military settings, she is highly trained to identify the sources of your uneasiness and help you deal with them calmly and rationally.

Of course, if you have an existing mental health condition, the COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate your symptoms. But you don’t have to wait until the outbreak is over and restrictions are eased to get help. Dr. Vansiea is only a click away. Here are some of the mental health issues she can help you with in a telemental health appointment:

If your mental health treatment relies on one-on-one connection with a professional, Dr. Vansiea can see you, talk to you, and help you get well.

What if I have medical problems, too?

Dr. Vansiea comes to the table as a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry to treat with love, understanding, compassion, open-mindedness and the spirit of empathy through telemental health. Dr. Vansiea has a strong background in medical and surgical nursing as a Gulf War Era army nurse veteran and civilian Registered Nurse which is an asset to her patients in giving insight and awareness in many medical commodities that may exist with mental illness and substance use disorders. In addition, she has an educational background in addiction counseling. This allows her to provide a better holistic and comprehensive approach to treatment. She believes in a collaborative approach to treatment with her patients specialty and primary care providers when needed. 

Dr. Vansiea believes that her job is to encourage and empower patients to meet acceptance, be accountable, promote self-love, improve self-esteem, and give them insight and awareness of challenges in their lives; so that they can then develop better coping skills and awareness to healing. Dr. Vansiea's goal is to develop a therapeutic alliance and promote a safe environment for treatment. The focus of her care again is patient-centered and goal-directed interactive efforts in partnership with patients to improve their quality of life.

Under normal circumstances, telemental health and telemedicine can save you time and ensure your privacy. Under the COVID-19 crisis, it can save your life and the lives of others.

If you have concerns about COVID-19 and could use some help dealing with all the changes and added stress, contact us today at 516-247-3525 or schedule a telemental health session and care for your mind, body and spirit while staying hopeful in your recovery and healing journey.

 

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