Feruze  Zeko
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Feruze Zeko

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York Accepting Online
Updated January 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Feruze Zeko is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment psychotherapist and specializes in anxiety, life transitions and adjustment disorders. Feruze uses an integrative approach combining psychodynamic principles with cognitive behavioral health techniques. Feruze loves helping her clients develop the tools they need to deal with life’s challenges.

I enjoy learning about my clients and their unique traits and backgrounds. I often probe to get a better understanding of one's strengths and challenges. I ask open ended questions to allow clients to use their insight into their own behaviors and together we work closely to identify and shift patterns.I encourage clients to form goals for therapy and to be more mindful about their reactions, feelings they are experiencing and to make mental notes or write things down so we can explore the automatic thoughts and responses that take place during daily situations.


Message to clients

Focus areas

Anxiety: The more clients I work with and the more people I meet in my life, I am realizing that everyone experiences some sort of anxiety independent of socioeconomic background, race, gender, nationality etc etc. I help clients understand the source of their anxiety, explore the narratives they have created and how to reframe them in order to manage their anxiety more effectively and use it as a motivator to grow.

Life transitions: Every transition in life can become traumatic depending on the circumstances and novelty can be unsettling at times. Recent graduates from college experience challenges in this area, navigating new workplaces or searching for new opportunities leave people experiencing a shake in their self esteem and confidence. I help clients put things in perspective, follow their instincts and pay attention to what they want for themselves and their lives.

Adjustment disorder: As adults in an ever changing society, we all constantly find ourselves having to readjust our expectations, be more flexible and reassess the way we view and deal with the world. Clients in different life stages need my support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.


Specialties

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

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

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

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Amerigroup
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Meritain Health
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (45min)
  • Initial session: $120 (45min)

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
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

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 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Feruze Zeko Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist, 2012 - Present


Licensure

New York: 005115


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"She responded quickly And we will be meeting next week."
- Zencare client • April 2022
"Quick response and already have first session scheduled"
- Zencare client • October 2021

Publications

  • Feruze
    Therapy with Feruze Zeko

    We interviewed Feruze Zeko and asked about their work with clients and guiding philosophies on therapy.