Kezzia  Quintyne-Hilaire

Kezzia Quintyne-Hilaire

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for afternoon, daytime, & weekend appointments in Brooklyn Heights practice (updated December 05, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Women’s issues
  • Relationships
  • Adjustment challenges
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Kezzia Quintyne-Hilaire is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Brooklyn, NYC. She works with both individuals and couples of all ages and specializes in women’s issues, trauma, depression, and anxiety. She also enjoys working with people of color and strives to make her practice accessible to all.

Kezzia utilizes a combination of evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness practices, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Supportive Therapy. She meets her clients where they are and helps them develop attainable goals. She helps her clients better understand how their thoughts influence emotions before introducing new coping strategies to manage their symptoms and change thought patterns. She will also give homework, if a client is open to it.

When working with couples, Kezzia uses the Gottman Method to help couples improve communication and regain one another’s trust. She believes in couples learning how to be each other’s best friends to improve their relationship.

Kezzia’s goal is to help her clients better understand themselves and feel more confident taking on life’s challenges. She is there to guide them every step of the way by offering a safe and supportive environment. Prior to moving into private practice, she worked in the social work field. Her office is located just steps from the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn Heights.


Message to clients

There comes a time when we need some help from a licensed professional to help cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed Mental Health Counselor, and I’d love to help you on your journey towards healing and self-discovery. I know that life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with change and help you become your best possible self.


Specialties

Women’s issues - Finding one's voice as a woman; letting go of shame; self-care and healing

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

Adjustment challenges - Includes adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions, and direction

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

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

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


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $85 - $125
  • Initial session: $150

Therapist's note

Kezzia can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Brooklyn Heights practice

26 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11242

Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2019

Consultant, 2019

Create Inc., 2016 - 2018

Start, 2010 - 2016

Catholic Charities, 2008 - 2010


Languages

  • English

Therapy Groups

Kezzia  Quintyne-Hilaire
I Am Magic

This weekly group provides support and empowerment to women struggling to see their worth and maintain self-esteem.

Client testimonials

Zencare client

Kezzia was patient, kind, and very attentive to the few questions I wanted to go over.

Zencare client

We had an authentic conversation!

Zencare client

Kezzia communicated well and was accepting and relatable.


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