You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” that explains how much your psychotherapy 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 bill for medical items and services. This includes mental health providers such as licensed marriage and family therapists. 

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, hospital fees, or mental health services.

Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your psychotherapy service. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or 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 or call Kim Williams, LMFT, at 1 (650) 948-2741.

(650) 948-2741
Los Altos, CA