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Psychotherapy 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

Mental health conditions benefit first and foremost from skilled psychotherapy. At Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services in Uniondale, New York, Judy E. Vansiea, DNP, MA, MS, APRN, NPP, is a mental health provider who provides individual, family, marital, and couples psychotherapy to help you and your loved ones overcome substance abuse, depression, anxiety, or other mental health challenges. Call her office or book online to learn how you could benefit from psychotherapy support today.

Psychotherapy Q & A

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is used to treat a wide range of mental health conditions. When you work with Dr. Vansiea, you gain insight into your condition, moods, thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. She partners with you to help you develop healthy coping skills and learn how to deal with challenging situations and circumstances.

Dr. Vansiea uses psychotherapy to create an environment in which you feel like you’re treated with love, understanding, compassion, open-mindedness, and empathy.

At Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services, Dr. Vansiea offers various forms of psychotherapy, including individual, family, marital, and couples therapy. 

Why would I need psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is the first-line treatment when it comes to numerous mental health conditions. These include:

  • Anxiety disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder
  • Substance abuse, such as alcoholism or opioid dependence
  • Personality disorders

Psychotherapy can also help if you’re going through something that’s having a major impact on your mental health, such as a death, trauma, a crisis of faith, or a work dilemma.

What skills can psychotherapy help me with?

Psychotherapy may be provided independently from medication management for your mental health concerns or in conjunction with it. Psychotherapy helps you develop healthy coping skills, so you don’t rely on unhealthy strategies, such as drugs, obsessions, or angry outbursts, to deal with difficult life events.

Specific skills that psychotherapy helps with include:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Coping with change, such as divorce or job loss
  • Developing healthy reactions instead of road rage, passive aggressiveness, or violence

Psychotherapy may also help you come to terms with a serious health problem, recover from sexual or physical abuse, and cope with sexual problems.

What should I expect during psychotherapy?

Dr. Vansiea is a specialist in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This helps you identify your negative, unhealthy beliefs and understand how they influence your behavior. She then helps you replace the negative habits and thought patterns with healthier ones.

At sessions, you’ll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and thoughts. At first, it may be hard to open up completely, but, with time, you built a rapport with Dr. Vansiea and feel more at ease. Crying, anger, and feelings of despair are normal during a psychotherapy session. Dr. Vansiea is ready to help you cope with these feelings and emotions in a soothing, compassionate environment.

For more about how psychotherapy can help you achieve a high level of mental health, call  Coping Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry Services or schedule a consultation online. 

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