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  • Affordable Mental Health Counseling Options in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Alpena, and Throughout Michigan

    Prioritizing your mental health is crucial, but concerns about affordability should never keep you from seeking counseling services. At Unity Counseling, we understand the importance of accessible mental health care. Serving Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Alpena, and offering telehealth services throughout Michigan, we provide a range of low-cost counseling options, including working with interns, sliding scale fees, Medicaid coverage, and utilizing Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs).

    Unity Counseling is a trusted mental health counseling center dedicated to making quality care accessible to all residents of Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Alpena, and the entire state of Michigan. We recognize the significance of addressing mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, and relationship issues, and we’re committed to providing affordable and effective solutions.

    Counseling Interns

    One of the cost-effective options available at Unity Counseling is working with a counseling intern. Our interns are graduate-level students who have completed an accredited master’s or doctorate degree counseling and are undergoing supervised training by licensed professionals. This choice is ideal for individuals seeking budget-friendly counseling services while receiving care from highly dedicated and supervised professionals.

    Counseling interns can do many of the same things that licensed professionals, including:

    1. Assessment and Evaluation: Counselor interns are trained to assess and evaluate clients’ mental health concerns. They can help identify the root causes of issues such as depression, anxiety, or relationship challenges.
    2. Therapeutic Interventions: Interns can provide a wide range of therapeutic interventions, including individual, couples, or family therapy sessions. They use evidence-based approaches to assist clients in managing and overcoming their challenges.
    3. Crisis Intervention: Interns are equipped to provide support during crises or emergency situations. They can help clients develop coping strategies and access appropriate resources.
    4. Goal Setting and Progress Monitoring: Counselor interns work collaboratively with clients to set achievable goals and track progress throughout the counseling process.
    5. Education and Resources: Interns can educate clients about mental health issues and provide resources for ongoing self-care.

    Interns at Unity Counseling are passionate about helping clients and undergo rigorous training to ensure their competence. Collaborating with experienced clinicians, interns bring fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to therapy, making them valuable assets to clients seeking effective and affordable counseling.

    Health Insurance Coverage

    Many individuals may not be aware that their health insurance plans often cover mental health services, including counseling. Unity Counseling works with most insurance providers to make it easier for clients to access the care they need. Our staff can assist you in understanding your insurance benefits, including copays and deductibles, so you can maximize your coverage for mental health services.

    By utilizing your insurance benefits, you can significantly reduce the out-of-pocket expenses associated with counseling sessions, making mental health support more affordable and accessible.

    Sliding Scale Fees

    For those without insurance or who would prefer not to use it, Unity Counseling offers a sliding scale fee structure. This means that the cost of counseling sessions is tailored to your income and ability to pay. Our sliding scale ensures that counseling remains within reach for individuals and families from diverse financial backgrounds.

    Our sliding scale fees are carefully designed to provide affordable counseling options without compromising the quality of care. This pricing model allows clients to access the support they need while respecting their financial circumstances.

    Medicaid Coverage

    For individuals covered by Medicaid, Unity Counseling is an excellent choice for affordable mental health services. Medicaid often includes coverage in full for mental health counseling, ensuring that eligible clients can receive necessary treatment without the burden of any out-of-pocket expenses. Unity Counseling works primarily with Priority Health Medicaid, but can also work with Blue Cross Complete, Humana, and McLaren. Our staff can assist you in verifying your Medicaid coverage and navigating the necessary steps to access our services.

    Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

    Unity Counseling acknowledges that some individuals may have Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) as part of their benefits package. These accounts allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars to cover qualified medical expenses, including mental health counseling.

    By using your HSA or FSA funds to pay for counseling services, you can make mental health care more affordable while taking advantage of tax benefits. Unity Counseling accepts payments through these accounts, making it easier for you to prioritize your mental well-being.


    Prioritizing your mental health should never be compromised by financial concerns. Unity Counseling in Grand Rapids, MI, and throughout Michigan offers a wide array of affordable mental health counseling options. Whether you choose to work with interns, take advantage of our sliding scale fees, utilize insurance coverage, or pay with your Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account, Unity Counseling is here to support you on your journey to better mental health. Contact us today and take the first step toward a happier and healthier you.