Nirmala  Bijraj

Nirmala Bijraj

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York, Florida Accepting Online

Only available appointments are:

Tuesdays: 3:45pm

Updated September 23, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships
  • Identity development
  • Race and cultural identity
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Anxiety
  • Holistic Therapy

Professional statement

Nirmala Bijraj is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor conducting tele-therapy in New York and Florida. She sees clients navigating a wide variety of challenges including anxiety, identity issues, relationships, and life transitions. Additionally, she enjoys supporting clients of diverse cultural backgrounds, particularly second generation immigrants, exploring cultural, racial, and ethnic identity issues. Drawing from personal and professional experience, she is passionate about helping clients bridge family dynamics and develop their own identity while maintaining cultural and personal values.

Nirmala’s style is eclectic, taking an individualized approach to sessions depending on each client’s unique concerns. She draws from principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), humanistic therapy and holistic therapy to best support each individual.

Nirmala is committed to creating a warm and open environment for clients to feel heard and accepted.


Message to clients

Nirmala Bijraj is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Nirmala's style of therapy is eclectic drawing from different theories and modalities which centers on what works best for the client. She has a lot of experience to draw from, having worked for hospitals, non-profits and private practice in the past. Nirmala was born in South America and lived in Canada before relocating to New York. From her international experiences, she gleaned a deep respect and understanding for culture and its meaning.

Nirmala has experience helping individuals cope with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, identity, adjustment disorders, among others. She works with individual clients experiencing difficulties that negatively impact their lives.

Nirmala received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Queens College, and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University.


Specialties

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Race and cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Holistic Therapy - Holistic therapy focuses on the relationship between mind, body, and spirit, attempting to understand and address the ways issues in one aspect of a person can lead to concerns in other areas.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • United Healthcare
  • Fidelis Care

Nirmala Bijraj is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Emblem Health
  • SEIU


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Nirmala is only in network with above insurances in New York State, she does not accept any insurance in Florida State currently.

Out-of-Network benefits can be applied through Advekit, please email for more info.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:30am-7:00pm
  • Tue 11:30am-7:00pm
  • Wed 11:30am-7:00pm
  • Thu 11:30am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:30am-7:00pm
  • Tue 11:30am-7:00pm
  • Wed 11:30am-7:00pm
  • Thu 11:30am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years


Long Island University, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2013
Queens College of the City University of New York, BA in Psychology & Sociology, 2011


Licensure

New York: 006933

Florida: 19344


Languages

English