Fees and No Surprises Act

I am a self-pay provider and do not currently accept insurance.

That being said, the federal government is requiring that as of Jan 1, 2022, mental health therapists comply with the No Surprises Act, which was finalized October, 2021.

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Please note the intention of this law is to prevent consumers who go to a facility where you work with multiple providers (like a surgical center or emergency room) from being surprised by bills from out of network providers that they were not aware of or they did not have a choice in selecting.

To comply with the spirit of the law and our own sense of honesty and ethics, we want you to know a few things:

  • You will be provided with fee per session information at the time you call to book your first appointment.
  • My office can provide a digital copy of the Good Faith Estimate and we will offer you a paper copy of it as well.
  • It is more reasonable to provide a cost estimate for an endoscopy or to repair a broken ankle than it is for your therapist to tell you how many sessions will be needed to achieve your goals. However, I can tell you about how long you can expect to be in therapy or how often I advise you to attend sessions. You are free to follow your these recommendations or not.
  • If you have any questions, you always have the right to discuss fees more fully with me.