Gena  Penn
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Gena Penn

She/Her/Hers

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Florida, Maryland Accepting Online
Hollywood, Bethesda Not Accepting In-person

Welcome to BMIC!

We offer convenient after-hours sessions between 7:00-10:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday.

Updated May 25, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia & sleep issues
  • Social anxiety
  • Adolescent mental health

Professional statement

Gena Penn is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who sees clients in FL and MD through online sessions. Gena works with adolescents and women up to age 59 who struggle with ADHD, depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and more. Gena enjoys working with clients whose mental health is becoming a barrier to overall life satisfaction. Managing the work-life or school-life balance often exacerbates stress levels and leaves them feeling unbalanced. Gena aims to help clients take a holistic approach as she looks at each unique goal, strength, and need.

Gena empowers clients to control their lives through self-awareness and encourages lifestyle changes to improve physical and emotional health. She provides individualized treatment plans that are patient-centered and evidence-based approach for each client's needs, ensuring that the support they receive will benefit their mental health goals. During a session with Gena, she actively and empathetically listens to create a calm and safe space to get to know clients and their challenges. Nutritional and lifestyle psychiatry has impacted Gena's practice; she often stresses the importance of a well-balanced diet, mindful eating, exercising, and sleep. After a thorough assessment, Gena may recommend supplements or medication management if needed and educate on the treatment option's benefits and risks. Gena looks at the whole person, and clients could expect to receive therapeutic support and expert guidance on ways to improve and promote healing. Gena sees clients via telehealth, so some controlled substances are not prescribed, such as benzodiazepines (Xanax, Klonopin).

Gena is board certified and has extensive experience working with clients of all backgrounds and situations. She has a warm, approachable personality and strives to put all clients at ease throughout the session so they can feel comfortable talking about whatever is on their minds.


Message to clients

Welcome!

Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, focus, or inattention? Do you find it challenging to balance obligations and self-care, or are you unsure of what you are feeling but know you are experiencing discomfort, creating mental and physical dis-ease?

Such symptoms are signals that indicate imbalances that need to be corrected. Helping you balance obligations with self-care can help you create a healthier, more comfortable lifestyle. The path to optimal wellness is individualized care focusing on lifestyle changes and emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual imbalances. I work collaboratively with you to help transform your life by living a balanced and better one. My approach to restoring mental health combines behavioral lifestyle changes, conventional and integrative evidence-based practice.

At the end of your session, I have considered the best treatment options that will benefit you. Your care plan is individualized depending on your desires, goals, and struggles. I will provide mental health education and a healthier lifestyle approach.

Lastly, you could expect to build a therapeutic relationship with a provider who delivers compassionate, empathetic, respectful, and reliable care. I would love to assist you in making changes that last a lifetime!

If I can assist, the first step is to complete the New Patient prescreen and consent forms. Second, you will receive a call/email to schedule your appointment, an invite to your patient portal, and a link to the session. Third, you will meet your provider via secure, HIPAA-compliant audiovisual telehealth technology on your appointment day.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in FL, MD)
  • AvMed (in-network in FL)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in FL)
  • Cigna (in-network in FL, MD)
  • Florida Blue (in-network in FL)
  • Humana (in-network in FL)
  • Optum (in-network in FL)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in FL)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in FL)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in FL, MD)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $265 (60min)
  • Initial session: $265 (60min)
  • Initial session (Adolescent): $315 (80min)
  • Medication management follow up : $220 (45min)
  • Medication management follow up : $135 (30min)
  • Medication management follow up : $100 (15min)

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.

  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

We accept Aetna, Cigna, and United Healthcare insurance for Maryland, and soon will be added other insurance companies. Call with inquiries.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:00-10:00 pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 7:00-10:00 pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00-3:00 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Every other Sunday from 11:00-3:00 pm

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:00-10:00 pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 7:00-10:00 pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00-3:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Every other Sunday from 11:00-3:00 pm

Hollywood practice
3440 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 415, Hollywood, Florida 33021
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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Bethesda practice
10411 Motor City Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, Maryland 20817
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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Balanced Mind Integrative Care, LLC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/Owner, 2020 - Present
SMA Healthcare, Child, Adolescent, Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, 2019 - Present
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Emergency Registered Nurse, 2015 - 2019
Children's National Health System , Infection Control Practitioner/ Registered Nurse, 2010 - 2015
Phoenix Children's Hospital, Intensive Care/Emergency/Behavioral Health Registered Nurse, 2005 - 2010
Children's National Health System, Neurology/Neurosurgery Registered Nurse, 2004 - 2005

Florida Atlantic University, Post-Master's Certificate/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Lifespan (PMHNP), 2018
Grand Canyon University, Master's Science in Nursing/Public Health, 2012
Howard University, Bachelor's Science in Nursing , 2004
Florida Atlantic University, BS, Health Services Administration , 1996


Licensure

Florida: APRN11002526

Maryland: AC003803


Languages

English