Aligned Self

The support and care you need to heal your pain, connect in your relationships, and love the life you’re living.

For Individuals & Couples in Florida & New York

Image of Relationship Therapist Nirmala Bijraj smiling at the camera wearing a white top with a colorful blazer and jeans.

We believe you are the author of your story. When you have the support you need to reflect on your life – it allows you to uncover who you’ve always been and give you the tools to write the story you want to live.

Our mission is to provide identity-affirming, culturally responsive care to all people with all abilities in all bodies.

We are an open and affirming practice.

We provide inclusive care.

We celebrate acceptance and diversity.

We strive to honor and respect the uniqueness of each person.

About the founder

Nirmala Bijraj

LMHC, NCC, She/Her/Hers

Nirmala is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York and Florida. Nirmala’s style of therapy is eclectic drawing from different theories and modalities which centers on what works best for the client. She has a lot of experience to draw from, having worked for hospitals, non-profits and private practice in the past. 

She is an immigrant who moved from Guyana, South America to Toronto, Canada, then to Queens, New York before relocating to Orlando, FL and credits these life experiences to being able to navigate, connect, communicate, and build relationships with different people which highly informs her clinical work now. She now works primarily with adults navigating how to improve communication in their daily lives specializing in working with polyamory, open and non-monogamous relationships. 

Image of Relationship Therapist Nirmala Bijraj smiling at the camera wearing a white top with a green blazer and jeans.

Who We Help

We provide Individual and Couples therapy online to adults in Florida and New York

Our licensed relationship therapists work with a wide variety of issues/topics/ populations including, but not limited to:


Attachment Issues



Couples Therapy



Family Conflict

Grief Counseling


Mood Disorders

Polyamory/ Non-Monogamy/ Open Relationships

Relationship Issues


Stress Management

Therapy for Black, Indigenous, + People of Color

Transgender Care


Meet Our Team

Browse our team bios to find a therapist that matches your needs. Need help finding the right fit? Book a free 20 minute consultation.

Land Acknowledgement ​

As a virtual practice we are located on various stolen Lands that are sacred to a number of Indigenous Peoples, within the states we operate including but not limited to Tribes, Nations, and Peoples such as:


Acuera, Aguacaleyquen, Ais, Alabama, Amacono, Amacapiras, Apalachee, Apalachicola, Calusa, Caparaz, Chatot, Chiaha, Chilucan, Chine, Creek,Fresh Water Indians, Guacata, Guale, Hitchiti, Icafui, Jeaga, Koasati, Macapiras or Amacapiras, Miccosukee or Mikasuki, Mococo or Mucoco, Muklasa, Muskogee, Ocale or Etocale, Ocita, Oconee, Onatheaqua, Osochi, Pawokti, Pensacola, Pohoy, Pooy or Posoy, Potano, Saturiwa, Sawokli, Seminole, Surruque, Tacatacuru, Tawasa, Tekesta or Tequesta, Tocoboga, Ucita, Utica or Timucua, Yamasee, Yuchi, Yufera, Yui, and Yustaga.

New York:

Delaware or Lenni Lenape, Erie, Iroquois, Mahican, Mohegan, Montauk, Neutral, Oneida, Onondaga, Saponi, Seneca, Tuscarora, Tutelo, Wappinger, and Wenrohronon.

We thank the Indigenous Peoples for stewarding these Lands for generations. We pay respect to the Elders, past, present, and future. We’re grateful for the opportunity to work here and we thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land – for thousands of years. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place. As an organization, we advocate for Land Back and Indigenous Sovereignty. (Give the Land back). 

As a community we consider our roles in the liberation, and restoration of Land, language, and culture for Indigenous Peoples globally. We also invite thoughts and comments regarding this statement, especially if there’s any supplemental information that should be included.

Are you committed to take consistent action to get the results you want in your life? If you are and you commit and take consistent action, the compound effect of those actions will begin to show up in your life and before you know it, you will be living the life you want.