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Nishani Jayawardena(She/Her)
Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor

In-network with

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Substance Use / Addiction, and Trauma

Great to meet you!

Within the art of therapy, there exists multiple modalities. I believe in utilizing an eclectic range of tools that are tailored to your needs. I specialize in working with individuals (14 and up)who suffer from depression, anxiety, substance misuse, PTSD, and complex trauma. In my youth I attended Fairleigh Dickinson University to earn a bachelor's degree, when I discovered my love for mental health. This passion drove me to complete a master's degree at Florida International University.

A bit about my approach to therapy

The approach I take to therapy is centered around supporting the needs of clients and guiding them towards self-actualization. By creating a safe space, an individual can explore their deepest and most authentic self. This personalized environment brings together multiculturalism, inclusivity, and perspectives that embrace diversity with open arms. If nothing else, I guarantee honesty; I stand true to the roots of therapy with a focus on authenticity.

What you can expect from our first session

I have extensive experience in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and EMDR. Yoga, meditation, and movement therapy will also be incorporated for those clientele that seek to embody the mind and body connection.

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Insurance carriers Nishani accepts

BlueCross BlueShield

More about Nishani

MS (Master of Science) at Florida International University
License type: LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Asian and South Asian
Languages: English
Works with: Adults and Seniors
More specialties: Eating Disorders, OCD, ADD/ADHD, PTSD, Stress, Women's Issues, Relationship Issues, Grief, Loss, and Family Issues
Modalities: EMDR, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Strength-Based, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Acceptance & Commitment (ACT), Trauma Focused, and Motivational Interviewing