Hello there! My name is Ashlesha Shah and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker. There are many different definitions of empowerment, but the one that I subscribe to is that empowerment is the unlocking of your potential in order to achieve your goals and live life to the fullest.
While we cannot change our pasts, we can absolutely shape our futures in order to find peace and acceptance. It is my philosophy that everyone has happiness and abundance within, we just lose the ability to tap into this limitless potential. It is always possible to gain more control over our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. By gaining control over these elements in your life, you can finally find your way back to your true self and begin to find more joy in life.
During my sessions, I will always start work by centering you. What are your goals? What would make your life worth living? How can we reduce your pain and suffering? What would bring you joy and how can we get there? I view therapy as an equal partnership. It is not simply you talking at me, but rather this whole experience is a journey we will take together from start to finish.
I like to use a combination of mindfulness and dialectical behavioral techniques. This is because I find a mix of these different approaches is the most efficient way to help you reduce anxiety, increase self-confidence, and find joy. I can ensure that our sessions are inclusive, non-judgmental, and validating spaces to help you heal and grow. Our lives are complex and each person is unique, therefore I make sure to pay special attention to the intersections of race, religion, culture, and sexuality. We are all unique and deserve to be seen as just that, in order to unlock a new, fuller life.
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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