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Depression 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, New Jersey, & Kansas State

Feeling sad once in a while is normal, but persistent sadness and lack of motivation are signs of clinical depression. If you’re feeling down and hopeless, contact Judy E. Vansiea, DNP, MA, MS, APRN, NPP, of Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services in Uniondale, New York. She has extensive experience supporting and counseling patients with depression to restore their quality of life and promote positive mental health. Don’t wait for depression to pass, call for an appointment or book online today to get the support you need and deserve.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression isn’t just a temporary case of the blues. It’s a very real psychiatric disorder that can affect your relationships, work, and family life.

Depression is characterized by feelings of sadness and loss of interest in the activities and things you used to love.

When should I seek help for depression?

If you experience depressive feelings for more than two weeks, contact Dr. Vansiea. These feelings may include:

  • A sense of hopelessness or emptiness
  • Loss of interest in most activities, including sex, sports, hobbies, and work
  • Feelings of worthlessness or self-blame
  • Sleep disturbances — either insomnia or oversleeping
  • Weight changes — either weight loss or gain
  • Serious lack of energy

Depression can be accompanied by physical symptoms, such as back pain or headaches. If you have suicidal thoughts associated with your depression, seek immediate care.

Can I just wait for depression to resolve on its own?

Depression is often due to thought pathways, habits, or chemical imbalances that don’t go away on their own. It signals that you’re in a state that requires professional treatment. You can’t just try to “get over it.”

How is depression treated?

Dr. Vansiea sees you as a partner in your treatment. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling, and a holistic approach to your care. You’ll undergo a comprehensive review of your physical and mental health as Dr. Vansiea seeks to understand your family life, medical history, work environment, and social support systems. She strives to help you understand why you’re feeling the way you do and take concrete action for facing your depression head on.

Dr. Vansiea is available to help you heal by:

  • Developing a greater sense of your self-worth

  • Exploring more positive coping skills

  • Building on your strengths to improve your thought processes and behavior

Some of the therapies include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Supportive therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Strength-based
  • Brief therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Christian counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Trauma-focused therapy
  • 12 steps incorporation into treatment

Medication management is available when talk therapy and lifestyle changes don’t bring satisfying change. Depressive symptoms aren’t something to tolerate and “work through.” You need help. The office of Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services is a safe environment where you enter into a partnership with Dr. Vansiea to improve your quality of life.

Don’t wait to see if your sad feelings will pass. Call Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services or book online to address your depression.

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