Kezzia  Quintyne-Hilaire
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Kezzia Quintyne-Hilaire

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York Accepting Online
Brooklyn Heights Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 22, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Women’s issues
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Race & cultural identity

Professional statement

Kezzia Quintyne-Hilaire is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. She is the owner of KQH Mental Health Counseling where they focus on helping women of color keep their crowns on straight. She works with adults and couples of all ages and specializes in women’s issues, trauma, depression, and anxiety. She also enjoys working with women of color and strives to provide culturally appropriate therapy.

Kezzia utilizes a combination of evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness practices, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and Solution-Focused 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 culturally appropriate environment.


Message to clients

You matter! There is a space for you to share your thoughts and feelings without judgment. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor that enjoys helping women of color become their best possible selves. 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 type of therapy is for women who would like to improve their lives, learn how to regulate their emotions, develop effective communication and coping skills. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with change and help you become the woman you envision.


Specialties

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

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

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

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

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Kezzia Quintyne-Hilaire is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • United Healthcare
  • Optum

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $145 - $200
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit 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

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.


Location(s)

Brooklyn Heights practice
26 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York 11242
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Sun Closed

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 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Private Practice, 2019
Consultant, 2019
Create Inc., 2016 - 2018
Start, 2010 - 2016
Catholic Charities, 2008 - 2010


Licensure

New York: 008648


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Kezzia  Quintyne-Hilaire
Women's Empowerment Group

Women's Empowerment Group is a psychotherapy group for women of color seeking help from other women with shared experiences.

Kezzia  Quintyne-Hilaire
DBT SKills Group

The DBT Skills Group is for women seeking help in regulating their emotions and building healthy relationships.


Client testimonials

"Kezzia was patient, kind, and very attentive to the few questions I wanted to go over."
- Zencare client • September 2019
"We had an authentic conversation!"
- Zencare client • August 2019
"Kezzia communicated well and was accepting and relatable."
- Zencare client • August 2019