Gina  Della Penna

Gina Della Penna

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York Accepting Online
Garden City Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 3, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Young adults
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Gina Della Penna is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Garden City, NY with a therapy practice treating issues such as anxiety, stress, and life adjustments. She works with adults, 18 and older, who are struggling with issues such as self-esteem, relationship conflicts, and work or academic stress. Gina has a specialty working with young adults and the unique challenges they face, including: establishing identity and independence, setting healthy boundaries with family, creating satisfying romantic and social connections, as well as managing college student mental health. 

Gina has a warm and gentle approach, prioritizing an authentic therapeutic relationship with her clients. The curiosity and compassion she brings to sessions is contagious, helping her clients quiet self-criticism and become more hopeful. Gina utilizes a variety of techniques designed to help her clients increase self-awareness, identify strengths, develop effective coping skills, and deepen the mind-body connection to support healing. Gina is a trauma-informed therapist and helps her clients develop and trust their own resources so that they can move forward feeling more confident and empowered.

Gina is currently seeing clients via teletherapy using a secure and convenient video platform. This makes it easy for people to work with her no matter their location -- whether on Long Island, Manhattan/The Boroughs, or anywhere in New York State.


Message to clients

I strive to create a space where you feel heard, understood and supported each session. It's my hope that this will lay the groundwork for a strong therapeutic relationship that enables change, growth, and healing. I invite you to reach out to me so that we can talk about collaborating together to create the change you’re looking for.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Young adults - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, anxiety, and/or depression

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Gina Della Penna is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $180 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

I make it easy for you to use your out-of-network or health flex spending account benefits.


Location(s)

Garden City practice
500 Old Country Road, Garden City, New York 11530
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2016 - Present
LIU Post Center for Healthy Living , 2013 - 2018
Positive Solutions Counseling, 2015 - 2016
South Shore Counseling, 2014 - 2015
Northwell Health Zucker Hillside Hospital, 2013 - 2013

LIU Post, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2014
Hofstra University, MBA, 1993
Hofstra University, BA, 1989


Licensure

New York: 007218


Languages

English