Free family counseling may be hard to find, but most health insurance plans are now required to cover mental health treatment, so your copay may be affordable. There are also some resources that can help you locate free family counseling in your area. Check to see if you have a local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) nearby. They advocate for people with mental health problems and their families, and they can help you tap into resources that others may not know about. You also should consider asking about sliding scale fee schedules. Many family counselors offer reduced fees for financial hardship.