Hello! My name is Amy Schell. I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based out of New York City, and a Pace University Alumni.
What might life look like if you were able to move past what's been holding you back? What would it feel like to let go of the hurt you are carrying, and live with joy and peace of mind? Reaching out for help is one of the greatest acts of strength and self-care.
I create a warm, safe, and accepting space to be your genuine, unfiltered self wherein we will work together to get to the root of what brought you here. I will help you look within yourself and successfully shift unfulfilling experiences and symptoms associated with self-destructive behaviors, negative thought patterns, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
I am also trained to help adults, teens, and pre teens with issues such as: ADHD,
bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder, codependency, eating disorders, infertility, and school issues.
Every person is unique, so I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Psychodynamic techniques, complemented by mindfulness, anxiety- and harm-reduction methods to create an individually tailored therapy experience. Emphasis is placed on harnessing your personal strengths as a foundation for growth.
I believe deeply in the power of the client-therapist relationship to be a vessel for change. Despite how you might feel right now, joy and peace of mind are within reach. I invite you to take advantage of a free 30-minute consultation to explore how I might be of assistance to you. You are worthy of the opportunity to transform your life and how you feel.
Costs for each therapy session are on a sliding scale ranging from $150 - $225.
Before your therapy visit, check your coverage with our Peace of Mind Calculator, which estimates how much you'll be reimbursed once you hit your deductible or out-of-pocket max.
Remember superbills, those long invoices you got from your therapist? How about claim forms? You don’t need either of those. We’ll handle your claims electronically and file them for free.
Check the status of your claims with our free Client Portal, which gives you a real-time window into the reimbursement process so you don’t have to worry if the check is in the mail.
We handle your mental health insurance electronically and file your claims for free. We also track the status of your claims and ensure they are processed correctly so you don’t have to worry about paperwork or making frustrating phone calls.
We work with your therapist to obtain all the information needed to file your claims. Then we file them electronically each week.
You only need to make sure we have your most updated insurance information. You don’t need to do anything else!
Nirvana has a free tool called the Peace of Mind Coverage Calculator, which estimates your reimbursement amount at the start of the calendar year, when your deductible has been met, and when your out-of-pocket maximum has been reached. You only need to enter the name of the therapist you’d like to see, along with your name, date of birth, and insurance information.
Once you have met your deductible, your reimbursement will be mailed to you about 4-6 weeks from the date of your first eligible claim. In some cases, this process can take as long as 90 days.
Your reimbursement will be mailed to the address on file with your therapist and your insurer. We recommend verifying your address directly with your insurer.
You will receive your reimbursement by check. Some insurers combine payments for multiple sessions and others send one check per session.
Yes! We offer a free product called the Client Portal, which allows you to do exactly that. You may be invited by your therapist, but you can independently register here. With the client portal, you can view the exact status of your claims and reimbursements.
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