If your Christian faith is a core tenet of who you are, you may want your counseling services to reflect that. At Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services in Uniondale, New York, Judy E. Vansiea, DNP, MA, MS, APRN, NPP, specializes in faith-based counseling to improve your mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. To find out if faith-based counseling is the right choice for you, book an appointment by phone or online at Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services today.
Faith-based counseling is counseling with a Christian twist. If your faith is an important part of your life, Dr. Vansiea can integrate the principles into your care. She combines modern, evidence-based approaches in counseling with traditional Christian values.
Before you begin, Dr. Vansiea discusses your beliefs with you to gain an understanding of your spiritual side. She chooses her approach based on your faith and your reasons for seeking care.
Faith-based counseling isn’t the same as going to church or seeking guidance from a pastor or priest. Dr. Vansiea has an extensive background in counseling and psychological care. During faith-based counseling, the content of your sessions is focused on you and your unique mental health needs.
Dr. Vansiea offers faith-based counseling for any purpose. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a mental health condition or you’re trying to get through a difficult time in your life, faith-based counseling is an option. You might consider faith-based counseling for:
During your faith-based counseling sessions, Dr. Vansiea takes a spiritual approach and uses familiar Christian concepts, stories, beliefs, and principles to help you cope with mental, emotional, or spiritual difficulties. With ongoing care, she learns more about you and can personalize and fine-tune your faith-based care.
No matter what you’re going through, Dr. Vansiea encourages you to be open about your emotions and your thoughts. Her approach is nonjudgmental and supportive. If you want to modify a behavior, she can provide strategies, coping mechanisms, and encouragement you need to make the changes and meet your goals.
It’s not required to incorporate your faith into your counseling treatment. You might choose to incorporate your Christian faith into your counseling with Dr. Vansiea if your beliefs are strong, and if they play a large role in your life.
Faith-based counseling can help you process certain life events or emotions in a way that’s familiar to you. If you’re unsure of whether or not you want your faith to be a part of your care, Dr. Vansiea can help you compare your options and decide whether or not to use faith-based counseling.
To find out more about faith-based counseling, call Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services, or reserve an appointment online today.