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What if I can't afford counseling?

James Smith
James Smith on behalf of MDLIVE
Psychology

If you think you can't afford counseling, do an internet search in your area for "counseling sliding fee scale."  Many counselors will gladly work with you to set a fee that you think you can afford.  Some counselors also provide a free initial consulting session.

You can also check your community for free counseling resources.  Some churches offer free counseling services. 

If you think you need counseling, please don't let a lack of money stop you from seeking help.  You will be able to find some counselor or community resource that will gladly accommodate to your circumstances.

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