There are many individuals who do not qualify for Medicaid, but still can’t afford to pay for counseling. Such individuals can find it very difficult to find a therapist. Some churches and charities will provide counseling and no charge or a reduced rate. At Piedmont Counselng Center, we also have an option that may be helpful to you.
At Piedmont Counseling Center, we generally have counseling interns (though not always — it depends on the academic schedule). All healthcare professionals are required to have supervised experience — an internship — prior to being licensed. Counseling interns must have a minimum of 1 hour of supervision per week (often more). They are required to have completed foundational courses, such as assessment, ethics, and counseling treatment methods before they can ever meet with a patient. There is no guarantee that a counseling intern will be the best fit for you, but we highly recommend that you consider this option if you are in need of counseling, but aren’t able to afford it. While your counseling intern will not have years of experience as a professional experience, they do have life experience, a desire to help, extensive graduate training, and supervision by our experienced team of counselors.
Read more about our counseling interns by following this link. You may find that a counseling intern will not only be capable of meeting your counseling needs, but they will do so with excellence. Please call our office if you have any questions.