Nirmala Bijraj, Therapist in New York — Zencare
Nirmala  Bijraj
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Nirmala Bijraj

She/Her/Hers

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

Mondays: 2 appts available-1:05pm to 3pm

Thursdays: 1 appts available-12:10am to 1pm

Updated May 23, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Communication issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Race and cultural identity
  • Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Gender identity & transgender health

Professional statement

Nirmala is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York and Florida. 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 has experience helping individuals cope with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, identity, adjustment disorders, among others. She now works primarily with BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ adults navigating how to improve communication in their daily lives.

She believes in forming an authentic human relationship wherein you feel safe, seen, soothed, and secure; to create a relationship built on trust, understanding, and mutual respect navigating the therapeutic relationship through a relational-cultural, anti-oppressive lens.

Nirmala’s therapeutic aim is to help you tap into your inner-resilience, practice radical acceptance, and mobilize change to create the life you envision.


Message to clients

Are you struggling with identifying and communicating your feelings in your relationship? Relationship therapy can help you develop better communication, feel more fulfilled and understood by your partner. I will help you to develop an understanding of yourself to transform the relationships in your lives by teaching you how to communicate with others in your life whether it be a partner, a familial relationship, communicating at work or even in friendships.

I provide a safe, supportive space for Black, Indigenous, & People Of Color. I have a LGBTQIA+ Affirmative practice and welcomes all sexual orientations & gender identities. You deserve to be affirmed and respected.

I specialize in working with individuals exploring boundaries within themselves in open, polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships.

Explore boundaries in their relationships

Explore non-monogamy and open relationships

Improve communication with their partner

Improve communication with different relationships in their lives such as family, friendships, romantic relationships or work relationships.

Together, we’ll gain insight into each of you as individuals, as well as the relationships you are struggling with. Learn how to better navigate stress, communicate more effectively, and thrive in your life. Making that first call can be scary but I'm here to help, reach out today to start your journey to learn how to communicate more effectively in your everyday life!


Specialties

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

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

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

Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - Exploring one’s values in and beliefs about relationships; practicing boundary-setting, conflict resolution, and romantic or sexual relationship bonding with partners

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

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

Nirmala Bijraj is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
Therapist's note


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 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-6:00pm
  • 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 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 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