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Consultation Specialist

Judy E. Vansiea, DNP, MA, MS, APRN, NPP -  - Psychiatry

Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services

Judy E. Vansiea, DNP, MA, MS, APRN, NPP

Psychiatry located in Uniondale, NY

If you’re living with a mental illness like depression or anxiety, a psychiatric consultation can provide insights to manage symptoms and improve your quality of life. At Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services in Uniondale, New York, Judy E. Vansiea, DNP, MA, MS, APRN, NPP, offers a variety of consultation services, including mental health evaluations, alcohol and drug evaluations, and chemical dependency assessments. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book a consultation online today.

Consultation Q & A

What is a psychiatric consultation?

A psychiatric consultation is an appointment that assesses the psychological, biological, and social causes of emotional distress. At Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services, Dr. Vansiea offers consultations online only via telemedicine due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

If you’ve been diagnosed with a mental illness or struggle with substance use, a psychiatric consultation can determine the underlying cause of your issues and guide the development of a custom treatment plan that helps you cope. 

Dr. Vansiea understands that discussing your emotions, family history, and life struggles can be difficult. To make the process easier, she provides a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment that ensures your comfort and care.

Are there different types of psychiatric consultations?

Yes. At Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services, Dr. Vansiea provides a comprehensive suite of consultation services, including:

  • Mental health evaluations
  • Nursing consultations
  • Chemical dependency assessments for patients in New Jersey and New York
  • Telehealth psychiatric consultations for patients in New York, New Jersey, and Kansas
  • Telehealth DWI evaluations
  • Alcohol and drug evaluations
  • Psychiatric evaluations

Dr. Vansiea also provides telehealth consultations for patients living in New York, New Jersey, and Kansas.

How do I prepare for my consultation?

Before you attend your consultation, it’s important to gather all the necessary legal and medical paperwork. Dr. Vansiea will ask you questions about your overall health and family history and your history with the judicial system.

Dr. Vansiea recommends you have the following information handy during the telehealth visit:

  • A complete list of medications you’re currently taking
  • A list of all psychiatric medications you’ve used in the past
  • Any previous medical and psychiatric diagnosis
  • Tickets, court orders, and other legal paperwork

If you’ve met with a psychiatrist in the past, you may also want to fax those records. This allows the doctor to get a better idea of your unique needs.

What type of consultation is right for me?

Only a qualified mental health professional like Dr. Vansiea can determine the type of consultation that will most benefit you. During your initial appointment, Dr. Vansiea conducts a cognitive exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your symptoms and lifestyle. After gathering this information, she makes recommendations that align with your needs.

Some consultations are necessary following an arrest or appointment with the courts. For example, you might need a DWI evaluation to comply with the rules of your probation. If you have any questions during your appointment, don’t hesitate to speak up.

To schedule a psychiatric consultation at Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services, call the office or book a consultation online today.