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Zest CounselingGroup practice

Group practice
MassachusettsFloridaNew YorkSouth Carolina

2 providers

Anxiety - Depression- Eating disorders & disordered eating-Insomnia & sleep - Relationship issues- Trauma-

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Practice Information

Zest Counseling is a therapy practice aimed at helping people embrace the most vibrant version of themselves. While our clinicians have different areas of expertise, they are all focused on creating meaningful relationships with their clients that become the bedrock for transformation.

Elizabeth Greene, LMHC, is Zest's founder and director. She received her master's degree in mental health counseling from the University of Massachusetts in 2012 and was honored to appear in New York Magazine's feature on "The Best Therapists in NY." Her work is influenced by advanced training in modalities that emphasize the way childhood relationships with caregivers can lay the groundwork for people's lives. Liz believes that through a caring relationship with a therapist, one's past no longer has to dictate one's future. Her clients find her to be warm, encouraging, and steadfast in her belief that they can transform their lives.

Shirley Kailas, LCSW, received one of the best trainings in mental health available -- a coveted spot as a therapist in inpatient psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York. A born and raised New Yorker, she is passionate about improving people's lives through a caring relational experience. She utilizes psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies to address a range of concerns and is comfortable with the most challenging of mental-health issues -- even welcomes them! She is candid and unconditionally accepting, and her clients also appreciate her sense of humor.

Jenae Spencer, LMHC, is an experienced therapist who has dedicated her professional life to alleviating anxiety. A highly skilled therapist, Jenae's toolbox is extensive. She utilizes mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), self-compassion practices, and biofeedback - including training heart rate variability (HRV) to improve nervous-system regulation. Jenae's clients find her calm, grounded demeanor to be therapeutic in and of itself!

FAQS

What services does your practice offer?

Zest Counseling is a full-service therapy group practice that sees clients online. We see individuals, couples, and families and are experienced with teenagers and adults.

What are your practice's specialties?

The therapists at Zest Counseling have training and expertise in a variety of areas, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, insomnia, eating disorders, addiction, and acute mental-health issues. Our work is highly relational -- creating a trusting, collaborative relationship between therapist and client is central to what we do. Two of our therapists practice with an awareness of the way childhood attachments to caregivers get played out later in life, and one of our therapists specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and specific modalities that treat anxiety, including mindfulness and biofeedback.

Why should I choose your practice?

We are a boutique practice that believes in providing a concierge level of care to our clients. All of our therapists are fully licensed; we do not hire interns or people who are obtaining their post-master's supervision hours required for licensure. Our goal is not to hire as many therapists as possible; we want to stay small so that we can continue to give our clients the personalized attention we feel they deserve.

How does payment work at your practice?

Our fees at Zest Counseling range from $275 to $450, depending on the provider and service offered. While we do not take insurance, we can provide you with a statement that you can submit to your insurance company if you get any reimbursement for out-of-network providers.


Head of Practice's Licensure

New York: 006174 - Massachusetts: 8926 - Virginia: 0701004910 - Florida: TPMC3887 - South Carolina: TLC-870-PC

Languages

English

Specialties

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

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Insomnia & sleep - Understanding the role of anxiety in insomnia; changing the way sleep is prioritized; utilizing the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) protocol

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

Zest Counseling is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$275 (45min)
  • Individual session with Elizabeth Greene$400 (45min)
  • Individual session with Jenae Spencer$325 (45min)
  • Individual session with Shirley Kailas$275 (45min)
  • Couple/family session with Elizabeth Greene$450 (50min)
  • Couple/family session with Shirley Kailas$325 (50min)

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
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
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Our fees vary depending on the clinician and the type of therapy provided. We'd be happy to discuss our rates with you.


Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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