The Center for Marriage and Family Counseling (CMFC) is a private, non-profit organization offering affordable professional counseling services to residents of the Central Shenandoah Valley in Virginia for the past 47 years. CMFC has been serving Virginians since 1972, and is the oldest service of its kind in the area. Our finances are audited and our business practices are reviewed by the United Way. As a non-profit organization, CMFC is governed by a volunteer board of directors, consisting of a variety of community members committed to our mission.
CMFC accepts many forms of payment including insurance options, self-pay, Medicaid, and a generous sliding fee scales based on income. We provide the access to behavioral healthcare services and offer behavioral healthcare to all persons regardless of their economic status. The bottom of the sliding fee scale is $25; well below a standard mental health visit cost. However, if clients are unable to pay even that, we will, on an as-needed basis, take the fee even lower, sometimes as low as $5. CMFC has never turned a client away if they are truly unable to pay.
Our clients are served by well-trained clinicians. There are six licensed professional counselors (LPC), and three clinicians working toward licensure while supervised by in-house clinicians. Overall, CMFC strives to serve and meet clients where they need the most help by offering affordable, quality behavioral health services at times that work best for them. We want individuals and families to live in safe and healthy home environments, free from domestic violence, abuse and neglect. CMFC staff is well versed in both domestic violence and child abuse and neglect. The agency offers, in addition to counseling, Anger Management groups several times a week. Therefore, our staff is uniquely ready and qualified to address those issues both in a group session or individually. The large number of families and children that we see also puts CMFC in a strategic place to address abuse and neglect from the family dynamic to healing the trauma.