Brenda M. Massie MA LCSW

You can contact Brenda at 347-850-3552  

Rates & Insurance


Therapy fees are based on session frequency and sliding scale services are available. Call me to discuss your needs. If I cannot provide the services you need at a rate that you can afford, I will be happy to recommend an alternative therapist or low fee neighborhood clinic for you to consider.

$80 to $125 per 45-minute session
Reduced Fee

Reduced fees are available on a limited basis under extenuating financial circumstances.

I accept Aetna insurance.

However, my services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. It is the patient's responsibility to pay for sessions out of pocket at the time of the session and to submit claims to your insurance company. I will be happy to assist with eligibility procedures and on a monthly basis, I provide you with an invoice containing the necessary coding and information that insurance companies require to process your claim.

If you have out-of-network benefits, your insurance company will likely reimburse you for my services but ask your insurance company about deductible amounts. See some questions below to ask your insurance company.

Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per psychotherapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician

Cash, check and all major credit cards are accepted for payment.
Cancellation Policy

I ask that 24 hour notice be provided for all scheduling changes, including cancellations. Less than 24 hour notice will result in the charge of the full session. I will work with you to re-schedule the missed appointment that same week but cannot insure availability.

Scheduling An Appointment

Contact me by calling 347-850-3552; OR
Send me an email at:; OR
Use the online form under Contact Me.


Questions? Go to Contact Me for further information.