About Me2019-11-19T15:24:01+00:00

GINA DELLA PENNA, LMHC

Phone: 516-770-7485

MY APPROACH

WELCOME

Let me share a little bit about my professional background and credentials. I have a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and I am a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Prior to my private practice work, I spent several years providing therapy to students at Long Island University – Post Campus. My past clinical experience also includes work in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings at Northwell Health’s Zucker Hillside Hospital.

In an effort to keep up with the latest evidence-based approaches, I frequently attend psychotherapy workshops, trainings, and seminars. I have completed specialized trainings in treating anxiety through The Beck Institute of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and Russ Harris’ ACT training program. Recently, I completed Level 1 training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, as well as Phase 1 & 2 trainings in Brainspotting. These modalities are based on the latest research revealing how the brain, nervous system and body play a role in mental health.

Prior to my counseling career, I spent several years working in corporate business. I find that this experience gives me good insight into career challenges that some people face. In addition, my years as a stay-at-home mom provide me with a solid understanding of the rewards and stressors of full-time caregiving.

On a personal note, I was born and raised on Long Island and continue to enjoy residing here with my husband and three children.

EDUCATION

  • MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling – LIU Post, Brookville, NY
  • MBA, Marketing – Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
  • BA, English – Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • New York Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA)
  • American Counselors Association (ACA)
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association

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