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, administrative and program staff of 30-plus employees, as well as 15 partnering consultants for our consulting branches. While Samaritan’s primary focus is to provide counseling and mental health services, it also has two consulting divisions, 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 Spring WorkshopMarch 31 - May 26

The eight-week online workshop provides participants with the opportunity to gain experience in mindfulness and self-compassion practices.

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Sea Glass GalaMay 5

Enjoy an evening of live music, dinner and raffle items at Bent Creek Country Club on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 5 p.m., and support Samaritan in subsidizing fees for individuals, families and children who have little or no financial resources.

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Change Through Compassion Core Skills IntensiveJuly 14 - July 22

The summer Change Through Compassion Core Skills Intensive provides participants with an introduction to the practices of mindfulness & self-compassion.

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