Hannah Brents, Therapist in Massachusetts — Zencare
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Hannah Brents

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT Masters in Divinity, MDiv
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated June 14, 2022

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 their struggle with trauma, anxiety, perfectionism, and shame. Hannah uses a holistic approach to help you understand the connection between thought patterns, past experiences, and emotions.

Hannah specializes in working with people who are members of fundamentalist or cultish religious communities and seeking support as they investigate their identity as a person of no/faith. Together, you and Hannah can resolve trauma and align your beliefs with your values so that you can live as your most authentic self.

Together, you will process religious, physical, or emotional trauma holding you back from the job, relationships, or life you truly desire. You will discover your beliefs about the divine if you are a person of faith or develop new rituals if you leave your religious or spiritual community so you can live a life full of richness and depth.

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.

Hannah's style is warm, supportive, and goal-oriented. When clients first start therapy, you will work together to understand your primary concern and goals for therapy. Hannah is trained in Positive Psychotherapy and is an Approved Provider for Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). She received her MSW and MTS from Boston University.

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

My clients describe me as relatable, resourceful, and easy to talk with. I am very goal-oriented, keeping us on track to achieve your goals for our work together.

My hope as a therapist is to help you feel confident in your identity and find a community that loves you unconditionally. I will help you decrease your anxiety, release guilt and shame, and learn new rituals to replace the ones that no longer serve you as you begin to live a life full of meaning and purpose.

I believe that asking questions of identity and meaning is essential to be most fully human. I have done the work to ask myself these hard questions and know how grueling a process it can be. Religiousness aside, I have done the work and am comfortable supporting you on this journey to discover your own answers.

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.

I have two higher education religious degrees and have completed a 200 hr yoga certification.


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

  • Individual 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
  • 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
  • As needed

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 Closed
  • Tue 6am-1pm
  • Wed 6am-1pm
  • Thu 6am-1pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 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