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Psychiatry 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

Caring for your mind is just as vital as tending to your body. If you’re experiencing mental health problems, Judy E. Vansiea, DNP, MA, MS, APRN, NPP, at Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services can help. At her practice in Uniondale, New York, psychiatry expert Dr. Vansiea offers effective therapies for conditions ranging from depression and anxiety to PTSD and bipolar disorder. To find the help you need for distressing psychological and emotional problems, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Psychiatry Q & A

What is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing psychological, emotional, and behavioral disorders.

Experts in psychiatry can help with a broad range of mental health symptoms, including sudden onset problems such as panic attacks, hallucinations, or hearing voices in your head. Psychiatry also helps with long-term issues like feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or anxiety from which you’re unable to find relief.

There are still many misconceptions concerning mental health disorders and a fear of the labels applied to those who undergo treatment for such illnesses. Patients are therefore often wary of the stigma attached to seeking psychiatric help.

Illness of the mind is no less valid than physical illness; in fact, there is a proven link between the two. Dr. Vansiea aims to break the stigma associated with psychiatry and enable people who need her help to benefit just as you would from treatment for physical disease.

At Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services, Dr. Vansiea takes a holistic approach to mental health and psychiatric care. She treats from the perspective of faith, respecting and valuing cultures, beliefs, and traditions as supported by Madeleine Leininger’s theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality. 

Dr. Vansiea recognizes inequality, racial discrimination, and oppression in the field of psychiatry and mental health. Her goal is to break the barriers surrounding the misconceptions and mistrust toward mental health and well-being. 

This lack of trust has led to unequal access, unfair treatment, and many biases preventing positive therapeutic alliances in promoting effective mental health treatment options.

What conditions can Psychiatry treat?

Psychiatry covers the mental and physical problems of conditions such as:

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

As a highly qualified specialist in psychiatry, Dr. Vansiea can order or carry out a comprehensive range of medical and psychological tests to assist with the diagnostic process. She also devotes considerable time to discuss your problems with you.

Diagnosing psychiatric disorders can be complex and involve intricate relationships between your emotional condition, medical illnesses, genetics and family history, and your environment.

Dr. Vansiea has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating patients and helps you find the best path to long-term wellness. When it comes to mental health care, she meets patients where they are, helping them through the journey of life and how it affects their mental well-being.

What treatments are used in Psychiatry?

The two primary forms of treatment in psychiatry are:

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy or talk therapy involves discussing your symptoms and problems with a skilled therapist. 

There are numerous approaches to psychotherapy, from psychoanalysis, which involves a detailed investigation of the issues causing your illness, to cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), which focuses on problem-solving. 

Dr. Vansiea offers:

  • Supportive therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Strength-based therapy
  • Brief therapy
  • Culturally sensitive therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Christian counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Trauma-focused therapy
  • Relationship counseling


Dr. Vansiea believes in providing patients with strength-based, culturally appropriate, and supportive therapy that suits their individual needs.

Her treatment philosophy focuses on “truly implementing love, compassion, understanding, while utilizing certain hand-picked theories like Madeleine Leininger Culture Care Diversity and Universality and Maslow Hierarchy of Needs.”

These theories allow Dr. Vansiea to understand their challenges and counseling goals so she can help them gain reflection, insight, and awareness and provide patient-centered, goal-directed care that’s in their best interest. 

Medications

Medications can play an important role in regulating brain chemistry and typically work best when combined with psychotherapy. 

To find out more about how psychiatry can benefit you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Vansiea at Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services. Call the office or book an appointment online today.