"Therapy works by facilitating exploration into your psychology and developing your insight. Thoughts and feelings that have been limiting you, some of which are outside of your full awareness, are brought to light. Within the context of a trusting, confidential therapeutic relationship between client and therapist there is an opportunity to share these thoughts and feelings and have them accepted by another. This process is reparative and makes growth possible, allowing for a more satisfying and fuller life."
Licensed clinical therapist in Garden City NY Providing psychotherapy and counseling for help with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, family conflict, adjusting to lifestyle changes, traumatic experiences and other issues which are limiting you or a loved one. The therapeutic process involves recognizing patterns as well as themes and taking time to more deeply identify what goes into these, thereby creating increased understanding so that desired changes are able to take place in a way that can fit with your sense of identity.
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Therapist in Garden City NY counseling for anxiety and relationship issues Nassau County
Fidelis and Empire Insurance Therapist Counselor Garden City, NY Long Island Therapy.
Garden City Therapy is committed to your privacy. Do not include confidential or private information regarding your health condition when completing any form on this site which is for general questions to the practitioner, Michelle Ambalu, LCSW.
Michelle Ambalu, Lcsw is affiliated with and supports the following professional organizations: The Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, NYS Social Work Office of the Professions, Mental Health Association of Nassau County as well as the American Psychological Association. Please visit other links to community and national mental health resources here.
Garden City Therapy is in Nassau County of Long Island nearby Franklin Square, Floral Park, Mineola, Hempstead, New Hyde Park, Carle Place, Uniondale, Westbury, and also serves: Merrick, Hicksville, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, Oceanside and Long Beach. Office is located close to the LIRR.
Michelle Ambalu, Lcsw is a therapist in Garden City, NY providing adult and child counseling. She is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience who specializes in Anxiety Disorders and Relationship Issues. She accepts several insurances including Fidelis, Cigna, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, NYSHIP Empire Plan and GHI out of network.
In her private practice in Garden City as well as her prior extensive experience working at numerous mental health clinics in Long Island and Queens, Michelle has provided counseling and psychotherapy to individuals and families with anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, PTSD, difficulty adjusting to life changes, abandonment and trust issues, as well as other areas of exploration. Michelle has also supervised social work students learning to practice psychotherapy.
Ms. Ambalu earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Visit the credentials page for more information.
I am here to work with you within a confidential and supportive therapeutic relationship. Together we can examine issues, understand your perspectives, identify patterns and themes in your life, and learn the way you cope and interact in order to help you move towards desired outcomes. Change can be worked on in a way that fits with your sense of identity and personality traits, which can help in making those changes last.
I am a relational therapist with a psychodynamic orientation and also incorporate some cognitive behavioral therapy. In other words, I place tremendous importance on the therapeutic relationship and trust, how one relates to themselves and others, and the development of insight and deeper understanding. This also means I will brainstorm with you and give direct advice where needed if I think you may benefit from it.
I believe that the combination of a trusting relationship, discovery, understanding, and practical advice leads to the most beneficial outcome and helps in both the short and long term. Reaching out is a big step and contacting a therapist is an accomplishment and sign of progress and growth in itself.
Michelle Ambalu, Lcsw. Anxiety Therapist Garden City, NY.