Meet Alacia Sims at Psychiatry of the Palm Beaches
Alacia Sims at Psychiatry of the Palm Beaches makes sure that patients get exceptional mental health treatments. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Boynton Beach FL, Palm Beach Gardens FL, Stuart FL, Royal Palm Beach FL, Vero Beach FL, and Plantation, FL.
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Alacia Sims moved throughout the southern United States due to her father’s service in the Army. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Public Health from the University of Texas at Austin. Alacia then returned to Florida for her post-graduate medical degree from Florida State University and decided to settle in Florida. Alacia enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her loved ones in her free time.
With her educational background in nutrition and public health, Alacia first worked in primary care with a focus on disease prevention and promotion of healthy lifestyles. As she practiced medicine, she had experiences helping patients that started to interest her in the mental health area of medicine. During part of her medical training, Alacia came to Stuart. She enjoyed the local community and ultimately moved here as a medical provider.
Alacia had an epiphany moment when she was providing care to a single mother. During a medical workup of her patient, Alacia discovered the mother was having panic attacks over seemingly small things. Alacia prescribed an anti-depressant and advised some form of daily exercise. The patient returned after six weeks feeling positive and like a different woman than when she first saw Alacia. From that moment, Alacia knew she wanted to make people feel better and help them to perform in their daily lives.
Having seen many people struggling in different situations through practicing medicine and her own experiences, Alacia is passionate about disenfranchised populations. She feels that everyone has a voice that should be heard and enjoys helping patients understand and receive fair treatment in life situations. As a working, high performing woman, Alacia understands life anxieties and overcoming obstacles to perform.
Alacia believes that mental health and physical health are interconnected. When helpful, she is proficient in medical therapies for various mental ailments, diagnostics, records review, and monitoring and incorporates them in her treatment. Alacia utilizes her knowledge of nutrition and holistic health, which includes overall physical health and conditions, in treating mental health. In her sessions, she enjoys motivating and educating patients about their mental health so they can better advocate on their own behalf and optimize their relationships, careers, and social outcomes. Alacia listens carefully, provides positive energy and reinforcement, and helps patients feel stronger and empowered to face their mental health challenges and life situations.
Growing up, Alacia felt that seeking mental health care was stigmatized. Steadily this is changing as society sees the importance of mental health and realize there are so many daily situations where a little bit of psychotherapy and psychiatric care can go a long way. Alacia believes that she and you are a team that work together “helping you live your best life.” Alacia treats many different mental illnesses and finds anxiety and depression are so common and not addressed. She struggled with anxiety throughout school, which was debilitating at times and just increased her anxiety. Alacia partners with her patients to find effective coping mechanisms, the kind she wishes she had when younger. Alacia finds great fulfillment in seeing how dramatically medication, intervention, and psychotherapy helps navigate life stressors and mental health conditions. She focuses on helping her patients overcome and win in situations that were once very difficult.
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