Hannah  Brents
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Hannah Brents

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT Masters in Divinity, MDiv
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated October 13, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Stress management
  • Sexual harassment & assault

Professional statement

Hannah Brents is a LICSW with a virtual therapy practice in Massachusetts. She works with adults of all ages. Many of Hannah’s clients come in to address anxiety, trauma, life transitions, existential questioning, and relational difficulties. Hannah is particularly passionate about serving young professionals and millennials.



Hannah offers two different approaches to therapy, manualized or ongoing. Manualized treatment is highly structured and time oriented, for example lasting 8-15 weeks, with the option to discuss continuing treatment afterward. Under this model, Hannah acts as a guide and educator in the beginning as you work to develop new skills and techniques. As you become more comfortable with this style of treatment, the roles begin to shift as you take on more leadership in sessions.

Individual, ongoing therapy is a supportive space for you to carve out time for considering important questions that generally aren’t given the time or space to consider. Some of these questions might be: about meaning, how you can wake up (generally) excited to get out of bed in the morning, what does it mean to be human, who are you and who do you want to be, what are your values, is your life living up to your ideals.


Hannah's style is warm, supportive, and goal-oriented. When clients first start therapy, you will work together to understand what your primary concern is and what your goals for therapy are. Hannah is trained in Positive Psychotherapy and is an Approved Provider for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). She completed her 200-hour yoga certification in 2016.



Hannah received her MSW and MTS from Boston University. She has worked at local inpatient psychiatric units and in an organization specializing in animal-assisted therapy. Outside of private practice, she loves traveling and exploring new places with friends and on her own. This practice is permanently virtual.


Message to clients

I have two higher education religious degrees and have completed a 200 hr yoga certification. I believe that asking questions of identity and meaning are essential to being most fully human. I have done the work to ask myself these hard questions and know how grueling of a process it can be. Most people don’t need Masters level religious degrees to do this. Religiousness aside, I have done the work and am comfortable supporting you on this journey to discover your own answers.

I also practice what I preach, so to say. I left my straight line trajectory job, accepted a part time remote clinical position (2 years before covid no less!), and left the country to make travel, a core value of mine, a regular part of my life. Since then, there have been other transitions, job changes, and trainings and certifications that inform my clinical expertise, but it was that moment in my own life of rejecting societal norms/expectations to follow my values/goals that makes me unique. I have done (and continue to do) what I ask my clients to do every day.

If any of this resonates with you, I invite you to give me a call or schedule an appointment. I would be honored to support you in this process. You will find our virtual office a welcoming, supportive space to come exactly as you are and set down the heavy load. So, bring your tea or coffee and I'll see you there.


Specialties

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

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

Hannah Brents is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

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
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
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I have partnered with Reimbursify, an app designed to make filing Out of Network claims fast and simple and ensure that you are reimbursed from your insurance per your policy.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7am-1pm
  • Tue 7am-1pm
  • Wed 7am-1pm
  • Thu 7am-1pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Animal Assisted Therapy, Licensed Mental Health Clinician, 2018 - Present
Bournewood Hospital, Inpatient Clinical Social Worker, 2017 - 2018

Boston University, Masters of Social Work, 2017
Boston University, Masters of Theological Studies , 2017
Abilene Christian University, BA in Biblical Text, 2012


Licensure

Massachusetts: 000122699


Languages

English