Are there really people out there who can afford the minimum of $90 per visit to seek counseling? That is the minimum! They won't let you make payments either - I've asked every one I have contacted.
Sliding scale doesn't help unless you're destitute. Forget the "Government Mental Health Clinics"...they are so busy they can only see you every 3-4 months, and they use that same sliding scale.
What pisses me off though, is I know if I didn't work (which so far I am hanging onto my job by the skin of my teeth as long as they don't mind me crying on and off throughout the day), didn't pay my bills, sat around popping out babies, and didn't give a Fat Rats Ass, I could get it all for free just by holding out my hand.