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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, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, Oceanside and Long Beach. Office is located close to the LIRR.
Michelle Ambalu, Lcsw and group are therapists in Garden City, NY providing adult counseling.We are licensed social workers and psychotherapists who specializes in Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders and Relational Issues.
233 7th Street Suite 200 Garden City, NY 11530
Whether you want help coping with a temporary or ongoing issue, need to vent and sort through your feelings, or would like some guidance on deciding where and how to start in approaching your life circumstances, we are here.
Difficult experiences as well as normal human behavior can cause people to create defense mechanisms that can initially be useful and adaptive in the face of trauma or stress, but has the potential to
become destructive if it is overused or has come to replace the ability to process and cope with painful thoughts and feelings due to a traumatic aspect.
This is often times at the root of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, insecurities, loneliness and other many other issues.
We believe that the combination of a trusting 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 progress and growth in itself.
Providing psychological counseling for a variety of concerns
Mental health wellness often involves a multi-faceted approach that can include therapy, lifestyle changes, and coping skills. Here's a general overview:
-Identify and challenge negative or ineffective thought patterns.
-Emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
-Lifestyle changes such as physical activity which releases endorphins and naturally elevates mood, as well as paying attention to nutrition and sleep.
Developing coping skills
-Maintaining a supportive social network can provide emotional sustenance.
-Creative outlets such as writing, painting, or other activities can offer an emotional release.
It's important to consult a mental healthcare provider for a diagnosis and personalized plan suitable for your specific needs.
Approaches to Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy or counseling includes various treatment approaches and our clinicians pull from and utilize the following modalities which have show be effective:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Helps identify and change distorted thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to symptoms.
- Utilizes exercises and discussions to examine and address the "automatic" negative thoughts.
-Goal-setting and actionable steps are often a part of this therapy.
Interpersonal, Relational, and Psychodynamic Therapy
-Addresses interpersonal issues like unresolved feelings, role transitions, and relationship difficulties and examines attachment styles.
-Helps develop insight, improve communication skills and increase self-esteem.
-Explores unconscious processes and unresolved past issues that may be contributing symptoms.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
-Teaches skills for emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and mindfulness.
Each modality has its own approach and may be used in combination with others, depending on yours specific needs and circumstances as well as your clinician's discretion and where you are in your therapy.
Out clinical treatment team works with clients anywhere in Long Island and our therapists looks forward to getting to know you and working towards your goals.
We have helped over 1,000 individuals in our community improve their mental health and well-being.