Good Faith Estimate

The No Surprises Act (NSA) went into effect January 1, 2022. This Act is designed to protect uninsured and/or self-pay individuals from receiving unexpectedly high medical bills.

  • You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
  • Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
  • You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
  • For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit

I will send you a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) when we start services that indicates how much you are likely to pay for the year. I will include both the weekly session total and the biweekly total. If we choose to see each other more than once per week or less than twice per month, I will send you an statement that reflects that. Please note that the GFE is is simply an estimate of potential charges and does not require that you see me a certain number of times. I can also send you a GFE prior to our initial meeting if you would like one. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about this process.