The Samaritan Counseling Center is an accredited member of the Solihten Institute. Solihten is an interfaith counseling network of more than 50 centers across the United States that serve the healing and wholeness of nearly 70,000 children, teens, men, women and veterans every year.

Prior to 2019, Solihten operated as Samaritan Institute. The Institute was originally formed in 1972 when a physician, two congregation clergy, and a seminary professor in Elkhart, Indiana, joined to form a counseling resource that integrated what people believe into how they heal.

Today Solihten continues that mission by recruiting, accrediting, connecting, educating and advancing counseling centers that practice one of the most effective paths to healing: spiritually-integrated therapy.

All Solihten-member centers are expected to achieve full accreditation. This includes maintaining sound organizational structures, efficient management and administration, high-quality clinical processes, appropriate personnel and financial practices, and professional accountability. The accreditation process occurs every 4 years.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

Change Through Compassion WorkshopJune 17 - August 12

This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to gain experience in mindfulness and self-compassion by deepening their own wisdom through an emphasis on practice.

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2021 Ethics In Business AwardsJuly 22

Join us for an evening honoring local businesses and organizations committed to ethics! The hybrid in-person and livestream event will feature a keynote address from Jan Bergen, retired CEO and president of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

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2021 Silent Samaritan LuncheonNovember 11

Ripples of Hope & Healing: The Many Colors of Creativity This year’s Silent Samaritan luncheon event will feature poetry, music, art and a testimonial from Diane…

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