She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
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), EMDR, 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.
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
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Every woman is different. You may need therapy for just a few weeks or a few months. You may need consecutive therapy sessions or just to check-in. This level of flexibility makes our sessions affordable for many. We also have a sliding scale from $145 to $200, a monthly support group for women of color at $35 and a DBT Skills group at $50.
Years of Experience: 13 years
Private Practice, 2019
Create Inc., 2016 - 2018
Start, 2010 - 2016
Catholic Charities, 2008 - 2010
New York: 008648
Women's Empowerment Group is a psychotherapy group for women of color seeking help from other women with shared experiences.
The DBT Skills Group is for women seeking help in regulating their emotions and building healthy relationships.