We are a team of licensed therapists in Garden City, NY providing counseling to adults, children and teens. Our practice is informed by over 10 years of experience and we specialize in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Relational Issues and the development of coping skills. Our rate for our community following the initial intake is $80. What you discuss with us is confidential within the limits of HIPAA guidelines and we will inform you about our practice policies and helpful information so that you feel as comfortable as possible starting out.
We are 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.
Our philosophy follows a relational style with a psychodynamic orientation and also incorporates some cognitive behavioral therapy. In other words, we 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 we will brainstorm with you and give direct advice where needed if we think you may benefit from it.
Clinical Therapists: Michelle C. Mayer, LMSWLauren Nissenbaum, LMSWJacquline Shannon, LMSW
Clinical Director: Michelle Ambalu, LCSW
A personal message from the clinical director, Michelle Ambalu, LCSW:
I worked as an individual clinical therapist for more than 10 years and over those years I realized that it was hard for clients to find a quality therapist in a private practice setting and at a fee that is more affordable. When my practice was full and I needed to find referrals for new clients, I tried to find the best fit but I always wanted to go a step beyond this. I also felt that there were some areas of work where I felt I did not truly know if another therapist would be able to work with them in a way similar enough to how I work and with heart and soul. As much as another therapist may look good on paper, being a therapist requires that special quality that you cannot teach, and not all professionals have that.
I decided to start a group practice. My group needed to be unique in its structure to provide more affordable options and to be able to work closely with staff. Going from an individual therapist to a group practice and small business owner is huge transition. I realized the best way to have a team I trust is to carefully interview licensed masters therapists who are in ongoing direct supervision with me and who are at a place in their career where they are excited to learn more and looking for input from others. I am able to 'grow' a wonderful group of therapists and they help me continue to grow and see things from other perspectives as well. Our therapists are talented as well as personable. They are here to help and look forwards to getting to know you.
Welcome. We are a team of licensed clinical therapists based in Garden City, NY providing affordable online psychotherapy and counseling aimed to improve the quality of life. We help adults, children and teens with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, family conflict, lifestyle changes, traumatic experiences and other issues which are limiting you or a loved one.
Within the context of a trusting, confidential relationship between client and therapist there is an opportunity to share and explore your thoughts and feelings and have them accepted by another. This process is reparative and makes change and growth possible, allowing for a more satisfying and fuller life.
We believe that the combination of a solid therapeutic alliance, 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 growth in itself.
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Therapists in Garden City NY counseling for anxiety, depression and relationship issues. Nassau County
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 Garden City Therapy.
We are affiliated with and support 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.
Counseling for adults, children, and teens. Experience working at numerous mental health clinics in Long Island and Queens, we have provided counseling and psychotherapy to individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, difficulty adjusting to life changes, abandonment and trust issues, as well as other areas of exploration. We have Masters Degrees in Social Work. Clinical Director, Michelle Ambalu, LCSW has supervised social work students learning to practice psychotherapy. Services are $80 per session. We accept most Empire BCBS and Fidelis insurance plans. Telehealth now available.
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.