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Rates & Frequently Asked Question

45 Minute Individual Therapy Session



Hannah Brents, LICSW

Therapist & Practice Owner

Accepting clients in Massachusetts


Like most specialty providers, I do not participate in any insurance plans. Paying out-of-pocket is a great option for people who want maximum privacy, confidentiality, and flexibility.

All sliding scale spots are currently full.

Can I use out-of-network benefits?

In some cases you may be eligible to use out-of-network insurance benefits. You will be responsible for paying for each session in full at time of appointment. If appropriate, I will provide a super bill each month that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.


How much will I pay for therapy using out-of-network benefits?

You can use the out-of-network reimbursement calculator on this page to get an individualized estimate of what your costs will be using your out-of-network benefits!

If you have out-of-network benefits, they typically will reimburse you for 60-80% of the cost of each session.

If appropriate, I will provide you with monthly invoices called a “super bill” that will include all of the necessary information for your claims to be processed.


How do I actually use my out-of-network benefits?

Your out-of-network benefits are usually pretty straightforward to use. Most insurance companies have you upload your monthly superbill online (it’ll be sent to you on the 1st of each month) and then they will mail you a check with your reimbursement.

It’s always a good idea to call the number on the back of your health insurance card listed under Member Services.

You can ask them the following questions:

  • Do I have out-of-network outpatient mental health coverage? Am I able to use these benefits for telehealth?

  • What is my out-of-network deductible?

  • How much of my deductible has been met this year?

  • Do I need a referral from an in-network provider to see someone

  • What percentage of outpatient psychotherapy sessions are covered per session?

  • How much will I be reimbursed for a 45 minute psychotherapy session (CPT code: 90834)?

  • How do I submit claim forms for reimbursement?

  • How long does it take for me to receive reimbursement?


What if I can’t afford your rate? Do you offer a sliding scale?

Yes, I reserve a limited number of sliding scale spots in my schedule. If you do not think you can afford my full fee, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

If I’m unable to offer you a sliding scale spot, I’d be happy to offer referrals to trusted clinicians in the area.

If you’re hoping to find an in-network provider, is a great resource.


Can you work with clients anywhere in the country?

No, therapists can only provide services in the states they are licensed. Hannah is only licensed to work with residents of Massachusetts. You must live in this state in order for us to work together.


What if I’m not sure we’re a good fit?

Before scheduling a therapy session, I do a free 15 minute intro call with all potential new clients. This gives us the chance to get to know each other. Here’s what you can expect:

  • I’ll ask you about why you’re seeking therapy

  • I’ll tell you a bit about myself and my approach as a therapist

  • You can ask me any questions that I didn’t cover

  • We’ll talk about rates, insurance, availability, etc.


So we’re a good fit. What next?

If we both decide we're a good fit after our intro call, we'll schedule our first therapy appointment. I'll send you a couple of quick forms to complete before our first session. I'll also send you a link for our video calls that you can use every week.


What’s the first therapy session like?

As a Therapist, I have a collaborative, non-judgmental, and relatable approach that will make getting started a bit easier. During our first session or two, I'll ask you a bunch of questions to get a better picture of your life journey. I will listen to you without judgment. We will come up with goals together of what you hope to accomplish in therapy.

During therapy you'll have an opportunity to vent, gain perspective and new insights, learn to challenge your thoughts, receive feedback, and develop and practice new coping skills. Sometimes therapy can be tough work, and sometimes it is fun and full of laughter. Either way, I am here to support you and will help you achieve the change and growth you are looking for.


How often will we meet?

I meet with the majority of my clients on a weekly basis. I ask that all new clients commit to meeting weekly, for at-least the first 6 weeks. This will allow us to start off on a strong foot, so you can start seeing progress right away. I may recommend that we increase or decrease the frequency of sessions to best meet your needs.


How long will I need to be in therapy?

My approach is solutions focused. This means you won’t have to be in therapy forever. Many of my clients find that they’ve met their goals in 3-6 months and no longer need therapy.

I also have clients who choose to remain in therapy for much longer; they have seen improvements and still really enjoy having ongoing support and a place to process their thoughts and feelings each week.


What if I’m not ready to start therapy?

If you're not totally ready to start therapy yet, I have a ton of free resources on Instagram at @theologytherapist and on YouTube.

Disclaimer: Social media is NOT intended to replace or substitute mental health treatment. Instead, it is for informational and for resource purposes only.

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