Focus on Access

The top three reasons that people in need of counseling fail to access the services that would help them live their full potential are: stigma, cost, and lack of available providers.

At The Fountain Hill Center, we’re committed to chipping away at all three of these barriers, using a variety of strategies:

We educate our community about the importance and benefits of good mental health by engaging in multiple forms of outreach—from community suppers to free workshops. (For a listing of outreach programs and events that might be coming up in your area, see our events page.)

We adjust our fees for service based on ability to pay. We offer a sliding scale fee for many of our services, accept many different insurances, provide an option to receive services from our counseling interns at significantly reduced rates, and maintain a fund to cover counseling costs for low-income clients and those facing unexpected financial hardships.

We aim to make mental health services more widely available, both by maintaining a Lakeshore Office in rural Oceana County and by training the next generation of counselors via our acclaimed internship program.