The Samaritan Counseling Center’s mission begins and ends with people and our community.

Counseling for Yourself

Samaritan Counseling Center offers counseling services for:

  • Abuse
  • Aging Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Difficulties
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Blended Families
  • Cancer and Chronic Illness
  • Career Transitions
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Communication Skills
  • Depression
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Dual Diagnosis with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues
  • Eating Disorders/Body Image
  • Faith and Spiritual Issues
  • Grief
  • Health Issues
  • Insomnia
  • Life Transitions
  • Loss and Life Transitions
  • Mood and Behavior Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Personal Growth
  • Phobias
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
  • Women’s and Men’s Issues
  • Other Issues


  • Counseling appointments are approximately 45 minutes in length.
  • Appointments are available during the day and evening Monday through Friday.
  • To make an appointment, please call between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and ask to speak with our Client Service Coordinator.
  • The Center requires a 24-hour notice to cancel or change an appointment.


  • Payment options at the Samaritan Counseling Center include cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and vouchers from Partner Congregations.
  • Many of our therapists are on various insurance and Employee Assistance Program plans, including Quest, Highmark Blue Shield, Capital Blue Cross, Medicare, MHNet (Health America/Health Assurance), Value Options, United Behavioral Health/Optum, PHC and AETNA among others. Please call for additional information.
  • In an effort to make services affordable to all, subsidies from various funds are available. Clients who are experiencing a financial difficulty may apply for a subsidy if they are unable to afford the full fee for the Center’s services. A person’s financial situation, as well as family situation, is taken into consideration when a request is made.

For more information, please call our Client Services Coordinator at 717-560-9969.

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Teen Depression & Suicide

Implementing a proven teen-screening program in Lancaster County schools that identifies students struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and substance use.

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Child Sexual Abuse

Expanding the Center’s nationally-recognized Safe Church Program that provides education and training to future pastors, volunteers and staff working with children.

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Ethics in Business

We shine the spotlight on local businesses and organizations that “do well by doing good,” while our annual program provides resources for people looking to establish ethics best practices.

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