About

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

The Samaritan Center fosters hope and healing through professional counseling services, business consulting, clergy and congregation care, and education while respecting and integrating personal and spiritual values. Samaritan strives to ensure that quality, professional services are accessible to all people.

To ensure access to services, Samaritan offers fee subsidies for individuals, families and children who are unable to afford the full fee for counseling, as well as providing outreach services to help more people in the community. Samaritan Counseling Center provides more than 12,000 counseling sessions per year.

Samaritan serves a client population from Lancaster, Lebanon, Berks, York and other counties with a clinical staff of 23, an administrative staff of 5 and a program staff of 12. While Samaritan’s primary focus is to provide counseling and mental health services, it also has two consulting arms, Samaritan Business Consulting and Clergy & Congregation Care, that also contribute to the mission of the center.

As a nonprofit, the Samaritan Counseling Center and its services are supported by the generous contributions of individuals, businesses, corporations and foundations in and around Lancaster County.

An integral part of the mission of the Samaritan Counseling Center is to provide outreach services to the most vulnerable in our community. Samaritan’s current outreach is through a teen-screening program in Lancaster County schools which is almost 100% donor funded.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

Change Through Compassion WorkshopSeptember 23 - November 11

The eight-week online Change Through Compassion Workshop helps you gain experience in mindfulness and self-compassion practices, which have been shown to boost your overall health and wellness.

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Post-Pandemic Clergy GroupSeptember 23 - November 11

The Post-Pandemic Clergy Group will help clergy leaders face the realities of their position today and in the future by supporting participants as they consider where…

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2021 Silent Samaritan LuncheonNovember 11

This year’s Silent Samaritan luncheon event on November 11 will feature poetry, music, art and a testimonial from Diane Brandt. More details to come soon!

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