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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
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.
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.
Together we will work towards creating change by understanding yourself through exploration of your concerns, current and past relationships, fears and wishes, dreams, motivators, and patterns of relating to others.
Traumatic experiences 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. This is often times at the root of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, insecurities, loneliness and other issues.
Within the context of a trusting therapeutic relationship there is an opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings and have them accepted by another. This process is reparative and makes growth possible, allowing for a more satisfying life.