"Just as hope rings through laughter, it can also shine through tears." - Maya Angelou
• Angelo State University, BS
• University of Texas Health Science at San Antonio, MD
• University of Alabama School of Medicine, Internship
• University of Louisville School of Medicine, Residency
Dr. Vansickle is a board‐certified adult psychiatrist, who has been in practice for over 25 years. At the heart of Dr. Vansickle's clinical approach is a strong emphasis on establishing trust and building a therapeutic relationship to help patients achieve their goals.
Dr. Vansickle's practice focuses on medication management. Typically, she offers this in conjunction with supportive or emotionally focused therapy in 30‐minute follow‐up visits. Occasionally Dr. Vansickle may believe that additional therapy is also needed and ask that you bring a therapist into your care team to provide the best outcome.
She received her medical degree from University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio and went on to complete her internship at UAB, and residency in psychiatry from the University of Louisville Hospital, where she was chief resident, and the recipient of a national award in community psychiatry.
Dr. Vansickle then transitioned to working at both inpatient and outpatient practice as a Staff Psychiatrist primarily with facilities in Texas and Alabama for most of her career.
She has had experience in clinics affiliated with the VAMC and community mental health centers in Alabama, as well as with hospital-based clinics in Alabama, Kentucky, and Texas. She has treated seriously mentally ill patients on inpatient units and has performed psychiatric consultations to medically ill inpatients. She has experience with guardianship and competency evaluations, as well. She has supervised medical students, residents, and Nurse Practitioner practicum students.