Michelle Ambalu, LCSW-R

Michelle Ambalu, LCSW-R

Anxiety Disorders  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 35
Michelle Ambalu, LCSW-R is an anxiety disorder specialist in Garden City, NY. She specializes in anxiety disorders, counseling, and more.Read her story

233 7th St

Garden City, NY 11530

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna
  • Fidelis Care

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Michelle Ambalu's bio

This content was provided by Michelle Ambalu "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."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Michelle Ambalu "Ms. Ambalu provides therapy and counseling in Long Island (Garden City, NY) to adults and children, and addresses Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Concerns, Trauma, Stress, Anger, Loss, Major Life Changes and more.  She emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship as well as insight into your psychology through the exploration of past and present relationships, patterns, character style, ambitions, fears and wishes. This process promotes understanding, growth and change, allowing for a more satisfying life."

20  Specialties

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Adult Psychoanalysis
  • Adult Psychology
  • Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis
  • Child Psychology
  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Pediatric Psychoanalysis
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Social Work

0  Board Certifications

Michelle Ambalu does not have any board certifications listed.

24  Conditions Treated

8  Procedures

  • Coping Strategy
  • Counseling Services
  • Individual Therapy
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Psychotherapy Services

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Hofstra University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Lij/northshore
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Outpatient Psychotherapy Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Adelphi University Masters In Social Work
    Other Education | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Michelle Ambalu's Reviews

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Michelle Ambalu's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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