Hello! My name is Michelle Hunt and I am a Mental Health Counselor based out of New York City, New York. Empowerment can mean various different things, but for me it is providing a space for clients to unapologetically explore their inner needs and desires. It is my job to supporting them in that space in order to utilize their strengths and to express their needs and desires through empathetic support.
As individuals, we search for safety, and I believe this begins with finding safety within ourselves. It is my personal philosophy that we all crave this feeling of safety and comfort. I believe in supporting individuals in learning their strengths to aid in the developing of this trust internally, and learning to translate this into their lives. My goal is to act as their own best advocate.
My modality is client focused and strength-based therapy with an emphasis on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). During each of my sessions, I believe in approaching each individual as they would like to be seen. Because of this priority, I work hard to develop an understanding based in acceptance, a passion for learning, and empathy. I work with individuals to provide a judgement free and safe space. This helps to explore how they experience their relationship with themselves, their relationship with others, and their environment. It is all connected. I also work with individuals to develop skills to confront and process emotions, life experiences, and relationships. All of these impact the lens in how they perceive the world around them and it is crucial to be explored. My belief is that everyone is capable of living the life they have envisioned for themselves, and therapy helps to better understand where the journey begins for healing, finding safety, and believing in yourself.
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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