About PCC

PCC is an association of established mental health therapists interested in offering quality services to individuals and families in Southwest Michigan.

When you want to solve a personal, couple, or family problem, PCC can help you make an informed choice.

PCC therapists can help you find the treatment method and fee arrangement (including alternatives to insurance reimbursement) that are best for you. They are bound by professional ethics and a personal commitment to client confidentiality.

Below are common questions and helpful answers about PCC.

Q. Who are PCC therapists?

A. We are experienced psychologists, professional counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychiatrists with appropriate credentials, who will work with you to find the right therapist and fee arrangement.

Q. Is PCC a group practice?

A. No. PCC is an alliance of established practitioners who are concerned about the state of flux that exists in the practice of, and payment for, mental health services. Our goal is to ensure that these services are guided primarily by clinical knowledge, theory, and research.

Q. Who are the clients of PCC therapists?

A. They are individuals, couples, and families with a broad range of concerns.

Q. Do I need insurance in order to work with a PCC therapist?

A. No. PCC therapists will work with you whether you have insurance you are happy with, have insurance that imposes limitations, or have no insurance. Whether you use insurance or prefer the choices and privacy that come with "out of pocket" payment at the time of service, PCC therapists will work with you to create a plan that meets your needs. For more information, see Choosing a Method of Payment.

Q. How do I get a PCC therapist?

A. Refer to the PCC membership list that accompanies our brochure or consult the pages in this directory to select therapists who seem to meet your criteria. Call those you have selected and discuss your concerns. When you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable, make an appointment. Each of the PCC therapists is committed to spending time with you on the phone or in person to help you determine whether you can work well together.

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PCC Mission Statement

We are a group of established mental health practitioners and consultants committed to the delivery of quality mental health services to consumers. We will provide information about effective, ethical, and affordable mental health services.

We believe that mental health practice should be guided by clinical knowledge, theory, and research.

We believe providers and consumers should be free to make the primary decisions about treatment.

We believe in preserving the privacy of all clients.

We are committed to providing consumers with information about their options and choices in mental health care.

In addition, our purpose is to provide an atmosphere for professional members that promotes collegiality and supports our professional growth and integrity.

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