Christina Mancuso


Hello! My name is Christina Mancuso and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified traumatologist, health and wellness enthusiast, and nutrition specialist who works with people in New York City and throughout New York state.

My approach to therapy is proactive and aims to facilitate insight and growth by helping you uncover patterns that may be inhibiting your growth. We’ll work as a team to harness your innate strengths and define what success looks like for you. Together we’ll create solutions that are uniquely tailored to you and where you currently are so that you feel ready and empowered to reach your goals. This will allow you to: overcome trauma and find peace, free yourself of addictions or behaviors that no longer serve you, improve your relationships and how you relate to others, break free of destructive mindsets or behaviors related to food and eating, live authentically and be accepted for who you are.

My approach uses elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and solution-focused therapy. I support and encourage a health and wellness lifestyle for my clients that looks at their mind, body and spirit. A healthy body fosters clarity which in turn empowers a healthy mind. Once developed, this newfound clarity and awareness is much like a muscle that needs to be strengthened regularly so that it doesn’t atrophy.

I believe every individual has the ability to grow and evolve, as long as you have the desire to do so. If you have the desire, then the process is simply in developing your ability. Once we set out on our path together, we’ll begin to uncover what’s holding you back and approach new events that arise with fluidity and confidence.

As a first step, we’ll discuss what’s weighing you down and what you hope to get out of therapy. Through therapy you’ll discover that it is possible to feel better, live an authentic and vibrant life, and achieve what you set your mind to. Reach out today to schedule your complimentary 30 minute phone consultation. I look forward to guiding you on your journey towards emotional and physical wellness!

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Simply put your insurance info into our Peace of Mind Coverage Calucator
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Already a patient of this therapist?
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Know You’re Covered

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. 

No More Superbills

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.

Track Your Reimbursements

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.


Life Transitions
Mood Disorders

Client Focus


Types of therapy & issues

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Mindfullness-Based (MBCT)
Behavioral Issues
Coping Skills
Family Conflict
Eating Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Emotion Dysregulation
Sexual Abuse
Men's Issues
Peer Relationships
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Emotional Disturbance
Marital & Premarital
School Issues
Sex Therapy
Sports Performance
Women's Issues
Cognitive Processing (CPT)
Compassion Focused
Culturally Sensitive
Dialectical (DBT)


What can Nirvana do for me?

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.

How does Nirvana’s mental health billing service work?

We work with your therapist to obtain all the information needed to file your claims. Then we file them electronically each week.

What do I need to do for Nirvana’s service to work for me?

You only need to make sure we have your  most updated insurance information. You don’t need to do anything else!

Can I check how much I will be reimbursed for therapy?

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 I start therapy, when will I be reimbursed?

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.

Where will my reimbursement be sent?

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.

How will I receive my reimbursement?

You will receive your reimbursement by check. Some insurers combine payments for multiple sessions and others send one check per session.

Can I track the progress of my claims as you process them?

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.

I have a general question. Can I contact you?

We’re glad to answer any questions you have. Email us at and someone from our Help Desk will reach out to you.