Dr. Judy Vansiea

Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatry; Augsburg University, Doctor of Nursing Practice (Psychiatry, Mental Health Counselor)

MS in Mental Health Psychiatric Nursing, State University of New York at Stony Brook, MA in Addiction Counseling, Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies

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About Doctor

Dr. Vansiea has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years and has worked in many nursing fields such as an adjunct nursing faculty, medical/surgical nursing, mental health nursing, workers’ compensation, school nursing, outpatient clinic nursing, and nursing education and staff development. Furthermore, she served as an army nurse, being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. She is a Gulf War Era veteran.

Dr. Vansiea received her Associate of Science Degree in Pre-Nursing from Mary Holmes College in West Point, MS in May 1993. She graduated with a dual degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Studies from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in May 1997. Dr. Vansiea graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Psychiatric Nursing from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in December 2009. She is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with a focus in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. She also later received a Master of Arts Degree in Addiction Counseling from Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in April 2011. Dr. Vansiea’s final degree was her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Transcultural Nursing Leadership, obtained in June 2015 from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Vansiea is license as an APRN in Psychiatry for New York. She is also certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor for Georgia and Minnesota. In addition, she is license as a Registered Professional Nurse for Georgia and New York.

Her first Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Psychiatric Nursing rotations were done with Allina Health Systems in MN. She rotated through: a substance abuse unit working with a psychiatrist for her first clinical; second was with an advanced practice clinical nurse specialist in an outpatient child/adolescent clinic; third was with a psychologist doing group therapy with HIV/AIDS patients who had dual diagnoses of mental illness and chemical dependency; fourth clinical rotation was working with a psychiatrist on an inpatient mental illness and chemical dependency (MICD) unit; and last was with an advanced practice clinical nurse specialist doing medication management.

Dr. Vansiea internships for her second Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling were: first a co-occurring 28 days’ residential women unit at Hazelden; secondly, she interned at an African American family outpatient behavioral health center working with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders; and her third experience was at a Hispanic/Latino clinical site. She became more interested in working as a chemical dependency evaluator/assessor based on her internship experiences doing Rule 25 at her second and third internship sites. This was an assessment to determine whether patients needed chemical dependency/substance abuse treatment and making recommendations as well for clients experiencing Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and/or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

Dr. Vansiea is a Life-time member of the National Black Nurses Association and the recipient of the 2014 Dr. Lauranne Sams Scholarship by the National Black Nurses Association. She also has memberships to American Nurses Association; American Psychiatric Nursing Association; and International Nurses Society on Addictions. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 2009 as a member of Kappa Gamma Chapter at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Dr. Judy E. Vansiea is very passionate about improving the lives of people who are struggling with mental illness and addiction. The purpose of her Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone project was to engage and empower Black people with a “Circle of Care and Hope” that overcomes their unequal access to effective mental health treatment. Dr. Vansiea has a book that was published in 2016 titled Circle of Care and Hope: An Adaptation and Empowerment Mental Health Healing Model for Blacks.

Her focus in life at this point is to continue to advocate, mentor, engage, encourage, and empower the lives of people who are marginalized, disenfranchised and veterans in this journey called life through her educational, professional and personal experiences. Dr. Vansiea believes in a faith-based holistic integrated approach to treating patients with mental illness and substance use disorders. Dr. Vansiea is now growing her virtual practice using  www.DrsOnCalls.com telemedicine platform and is accepting self-pay clients for now only while she works through the process of being credentialed for various insurance companies. She is also open to traditional consultations and public speaking engagements as well while growing the telemedicine practice. Her traditional outpatient mental health practice will be opened next year in the state of Georgia.

She is open to seeing late adolescent to adult patients with mood disorders such as Depression and Bipolar Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Grief Management; Marital and family conflicts; Substance Abuse Disorders; and Lifestyle adjustments to name a few. Medication management is an option in conjunction with psychotherapy. Dr. Vansiea does not support prescribing controlled substance as a first option to any treatment regimen. Dr. Vansiea sees patients by appointments only and if available time is not convenient then send her a message to work on possible reasonable accommodations. Thank you and she looks forward to a mutual and productive therapeutic relationship.


Licensed IN

  • New York, New York, Georgia, New York, Minnesota, 


  • Psychiatry, Mental Health Counselor

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • CEO/Owner of Circle of Care and Hope Mental Health Healing and Empowerment Center; 20 yrs of nursing


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