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Kayaking into Sunset - Navigating the world of mental health can be challenging, but Renewing Mindsets is here to assist. Located in Philadelphia & Main Line, Pennsylvania, our team led by a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner offers medication management, psychotherapy, and psychiatric evaluations to aid in ADHD testing or medication management. Let us help you improve your mental wellbeing.
  • Pain Management

  • Excessive worry or anxiety

  • Irritability or mood swings

  • Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness

  • Aggression or hostility

  • Sleep disturbances (insomnia or hypersomnia)

  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  • Panic Disorder

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Schizophrenia

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Dementia-related behavioral symptoms

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

GeneSight is a pharmacogenomic test that analyzes how a patient's genes may affect their response to psychiatric medications commonly prescribed for depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other mental health conditions. By using a simple cheek swab to collect DNA, the test examines the expression of 12 key genes that interact with psychiatric medications. This information helps healthcare providers make more informed decisions about which medications are likely to be effective and minimize side effects for the patient. Clinical studies have shown that patients treated with GeneSight-guided medication selection are twice as likely to respond to the chosen medication and experience a 70% greater improvement in their symptoms compared to usual treatment.

The test helps healthcare providers identify the most suitable medications for a patient by analyzing their genes against 57 psychiatric medications. GeneSight testing is beneficial for various conditions, as everyone has a genotype and enzymes that can be analyzed for gene-drug interactions. This innovative approach helps make final treatment decisions and improve patient outcomes for difficult-to-treat disorders like major depressive disorder (MDD), anxiety disorders, pain management, and ADHD.


GeneSight testing simplifies the process of finding the right medication for a patient by reducing trial-and-error. It starts with a painless cheek swab to collect the individual's DNA, which is then sent to a lab for analysis. The test results are provided to the healthcare provider, who can then make better-informed decisions about prescribing psychiatric medications. By leveraging genetic information, GeneSight testing can lead to faster and more effective recovery for patients struggling with mental health disorders.


After the GeneSight® testing is completed, the client will need to return to Renewing Mindsets for a 1 hour consultation to review the results. During the consultation, we will discuss the results of the test, explain the medications that best match the individual's genotype, and recommend the best treatment plan. They will also provide support and education on how to manage any side effects or potential drug interactions. Ultimately, the goal is to provide the client with the best possible care to ensure that they receive the most effective treatment and the best chance of recovery.

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1. Hall-Flavin DK, Winner JG, Allen JD, Carhart JM, Proctor B, Snyder KA, Drews MS, Eisterhold LL, Geske J, Mrazek DA. Utility of integrated pharmacogenomic

testing to support the treatment of major depressive disorder in a psychiatric outpatient setting. Pharmacogenetics and Genomics. 2013;23(10):535-548.

Sharon was very attentive and personable. She connected on a level with me like no other professional has before. I would highly recommend her to others. She made me feel like I was included in my treatment plan, all while including her expertise. She is great!

July 11, 2023 

I cannot recommend Sharon B. of Renewing Mindsets enough!!! Sharon helped me out of a really dark place and I truly look forward to our appointments because she makes you feel like you’re talking to your best friend!! She is funny, empathetic, and works to really collaborate with you and your needs rather than just talking at you and doing what she thinks is best! Again, I cannot rave about her more! I’m so grateful to have found this incredible provider!!


December 2023 - Nicole C. 

It’s been a breath of fresh air working with Sharon. She truly listens and works with the highest level of professionalism. Sharon not only wants to get the the root of the problem, she also thinks about the entire picture before making a decision. I highly recommend Renewing Mindsets!

December 2023 - Alexis N. 

Ocean - Take control of your mental health journey with Renewing Mindsets in Philadelphia & Main Line, Pennsylvania. Our experienced team, led by a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, offers a range of services including medication management, psychotherapy, and psychiatric evaluations for those in need of ADHD testing or medication management. Let us support you in reaching your mental health goals.

GeneSight testing offers a streamlined and non-invasive approach to personalized psychiatric treatment. The process begins with a simple cheek swab that collects DNA without causing any discomfort. This sample is then sent to GeneSight's laboratory, where technicians analyze the expression of 12 key genes involved in the metabolism and response to psychiatric medications.

Upon completion of the analysis, your healthcare provider receives a comprehensive report detailing the test results. This crucial information enables them to make informed decisions regarding the selection of the most appropriate medications and initial dosages, tailored specifically to your genetic profile. By leveraging this genetic information, your physician can optimize your treatment plan and minimize the risk of adverse side effects.

GeneSight testing categorizes medications into three distinct groups, facilitating more effective prescriptions and enhancing treatment outcomes:

  1. Medications to use as directed

  2. Medications with gene-drug interactions

  3. Medications with severe gene-drug interactions

This classification system empowers your physician to identify the best-suited medication for your needs, bypassing the often lengthy and frustrating trial-and-error process. For example, when addressing serotonin imbalances, your provider can now select the most promising medication from the "use as directed" list based on your GeneSight results. This targeted approach, known as "pharmacodynamics," significantly improves patient response and overall treatment success.

Research-Backed & 64 Medications Approved By The FDA

The GeneSight Psychotropic test is a comprehensive genetic assessment that covers 64 FDA-approved medications specifically designed for psychiatric treatment. By evaluating an extensive range of medications, the test ensures a higher likelihood of identifying the most appropriate treatment options for each individual based on their unique genetic makeup. This extensive coverage not only streamlines the decision-making process for healthcare providers but also increases the chances of a positive therapeutic outcome for patients, reducing the need for trial-and-error prescribing and mitigating the risk of adverse side effects.

What to Know About the Cost of a GeneSight Test

The GeneSight test is a benefit for millions of U.S. patients with insurance coverage. These plans vary and we recognize knowing what you may owe is important. That’s why we have the GeneSight Promise. 

After the GeneSight® testing is completed, the client will need to return to Renewing Mindsets for a 1 hour consultation to review the results. During the consultation, we will discuss the results of the test, explain the medications that best match the individual's genotype, and recommend the best treatment plan. We will also provide support and education on how to manage any side effects or potential drug interactions. 


The GeneSight Promise

Insurance can be complicated, and we want you to feel comfortable knowing what you’ll owe. We promise that if your cost could be more than $330, we’ll call you before we process your test.

Insurance Coverage of the GeneSight Test

If you have insurance, we bill your insurance for the cost of the GeneSight test. Some insurance plans will cover the cost though this can vary:

  •  Medicare (Part B) Covered Tests — You will have a $0 out of pocket cost.

  •  Medicare Advantage Covered Tests — You may be expected to cover a portion of the cost (typically $330 or less) and the GeneSight Promise applies.

  •  Medicaid — Typically, you will have a $0 out of pocket cost.

  •  Commercial or Other Insurance — Plans vary, but you may be expected to cover a portion of the cost (typically $330 or less) and the GeneSight Promise applies.

Genetic Testing Evaluation Form

Please fill out the genetic testing evaluation form so that our team may gather information regarding your needs.

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Renewing Mindsets, based in Philadelphia & Main Line locations, provides compassionate and dedicated mental healthcare services to the city's diverse communities. Led by Sharon B., an experienced psychiatric nurse practitioner, Renewing Mindsets assists adolescents, teens and adults in the Philadelphia area who are struggling with mental health conditions like anxiety, ADHD and depression. With over 20 years of psychiatric expertise gained at the prestigious Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Sharon is devoted to providing personalized care that meets the unique needs of each patient in the Philadelphia & Main Line area. Her specialized knowledge helps guide patients in Philadelphia along their mental health journey with empathy and support. Renewing Mindsets assists Philadelphia patients to better understand and manage mental health struggles through tailored psychotherapy and medication management approaches.

By centering their practice in Philadelphia, Renewing Mindsets offers a nurturing environment right in the heart of the city for patients to feel safe, secure and confident while working to improve their mental wellbeing. Sharon strives to provide the dedicated care and attention each Philadelphia resident deserves, creating customized treatment plans catered to their specific circumstances and goals. Her mission is to ensure every patient in Philadelphia is equipped with the tools and knowledge to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle. With a passion for serving Philadelphia's mental health community, Sharon draws on her wealth of experience to assist adolescents, teens and adults throughout the city. Her compassionate approach focuses on understanding the whole patient and their unique needs, not just symptoms, to foster positive outcomes. Renewing Mindsets provides the expertise, care and support Philadelphia patients need to overcome mental health challenges.

As a Philadelphia-based practice, Renewing Mindsets delivers specialized psychiatric services tailored to the diverse needs of patients in the city. Led by Sharon's expertise and compassion, Renewing Mindsets assists individuals struggling with common conditions like anxiety, depression and ADHD throughout Philadelphia. Her patient-centered approach promotes confidence and comfort for Philadelphia residents working to improve their mental health. By centering their services in Philadelphia, Renewing Mindsets provides the city with dedicated mental healthcare from an experienced specialist. Sharon's 20+ years of psychiatric experience enables her to offer specialized care that assists Philadelphia patients in better understanding and managing mental health conditions. Sharon dedicates herself to compassionate listening and tailored treatment plans that set her diverse Philadelphia patients up for success.

With a nurturing and welcoming environment in Philadelphia, Renewing Mindsets assists patients across the city along their mental health journey with expertise, empathy and support. Sharon's mission is to equip each Philadelphia patient with the knowledge and tools to live a fulfilling, balanced life. Establishing their practice in the heart of Philadelphia, Renewing Mindsets recognizes the critical need for accessible and compassionate mental health services within the city. Sharon brings her expertise to the communities that need it most, providing a centrally located sanctuary for Philadelphia residents seeking support and guidance through mental health struggles. Whether it be anxiety, depression, ADHD or any number of conditions, Renewing Mindsets opens its doors for all, dedicated to destigmatizing and demystifying mental healthcare.

Renewing Mindsets offers more than skilled psychotherapy and counseling for those in need - it provides Philadelphia with the gift of hope. Sharon's thoughtful, empathetic approach instills patients with the self-confidence required to envision a balanced life free from judgment and shame. Her practice says to all who walk through its doors "you are worthy of feeling whole". For over 20 years, Renewing Mindsets and Sharon have made it their mission to realize that vision of hope and health for Philadelphia. The team at Renewing Mindsets recognizes that the key to true healing lies in understanding each patient's unique story. While bringing expertise and proven techniques, they know that no two people's journeys are the same. Renewing Mindsets takes the time to listen and learn, crafting customized treatment plans tailored to the individual's needs, culture, and identity. Their focus remains on sustaining the progress made in Philadelphia, not just temporary relief. Lasting transformation comes when care is collaborative.

At Renewing Mindsets, adolescents, teens and adults in Philadelphia find the safety net and nurturing environment they need to work through mental health struggles. Sharon offers guidance without judgment, equipping patients with practical coping skills and knowledge to take control of their wellbeing. Her comprehensive psychiatry and psychotherapy services instill self-confidence and resiliency within Philadelphia's communities. Renewing Mindsets empowers patients to realize lasting change.

Sharon is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in Philadelphia, serving clients in Center City and the Philadelphia Main Line area, including Ardmore, Berwyn, Bryn Mawr, Devon, Easttown Township, Gladwyne, Haverford, Haverford Township, Lower Merion Township, Malvern, Merion, Narberth, Radnor, Radnor Township, Rosemont, Strafford, St. Davids, Tredyffrin Township, Villanova, Wynnewood, Wayne, Delaware County, Chester County Pa., and Montgomery Counties, as well as King Of Prussia. To learn more about treatment and evaluation for adult ADHD in Philadelphia, please reach out today. Sharon is also serving clients in Center City and the surrounding Philadelphia neighborhoods. Some additional Main Line and suburban Philadelphia areas served include Broomall in Delaware County, Newtown Square in Delaware County as well as West Chester, Elverson and Phoenixville in Chester County.

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