Jennifer  Kekis

Jennifer Kekis

She/Her/Hers

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC Practice: Lavender Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated February 16, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Jennifer Kekis is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Masters of Science in Nursing at The Sage Colleges. Jennifer's specializations include Anxiety, Bipolar, College & Graduate Student Mental Health and Depression.

We believe that psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive, intimidating or impossible to access which is why we strive to respond to clients right away or within 24 hours of inquiry; and we always have appointments available within one week. Our team of friendly, board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioners care deeply for their communities and are committed to providing high-quality, accessible care that is backed by science.

At Lavender, we help people flourish. Our specialities include offering supportive therapy and medication management for individuals coping with ADHD, adjustment reactions, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and mood disorders.


Message to clients

Did you know that nurses have been the most trusted profession for 17 years straight? Lavender is a nurse-founded and nurse led practice, which makes us super unique! Our board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioners are fully independent and can offer the same treatment interventions as our psychiatrist colleagues. Our providers have extensive training in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders and enjoy spending time with clients to help them heal.

Lavender, offers a range of modern mental health services from the comfort of home. All our providers offer both prescriptions & therapy in a single appointment to save you time and money. Pairing therapy and medication to treat depression and anxiety can help you feel better faster with a 60% improved chance of recovery.


Specialties

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

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

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.

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

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

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

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • GEHA
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Healthcare Partners
  • Meritain Health
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • The Empire Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (20min)

Location(s)

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 8:00am - 2:30pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am - 2:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Licensure

New York: F402610-1


Languages

English