Those dealing with mental health issues; families struggling to heal broken relationships; employees battling substance abuse and addiction – they all have a place to go for help: The Samaritan Counseling Center, Inc.
What began in 1997 as part of a plan by First United Methodist Church of Montgomery to lead the church into the new millennium quickly grew to offer assistance to all in the River Region in need of quality professional counseling services.
After affiliating with the Samaritan Institute (currently the Solihten Institute) of Denver, Colorado, The Samaritan Counseling Center (SCC) opened to the public in fall 1999 – its central offices located on the second floor of the FUMC education building. A not-for-profit organization, the Center is committed to providing fully-integrated, team-oriented, cost-efficient mental health services and educational programming that emphasize mind, body, spirit, and community.
After expansions of satellite offices in Prattville in 2002 and east Montgomery in 2004, SCC opened a new central office at Zelda Road in 2005. Since then, the center has experienced substantial growth in the total number of clinical hours, program hours, and new clients served each year as demands have increased for couples counseling, relationship counseling, substance abuse counseling, and other services.
In 2009, the River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service program was launched to recognize businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations displaying the highest ethical standards in the workplace. A partnership with Auburn University of Montgomery School of Business and School of Sciences was formed to research nominees. The program’s first awards ceremony was held in October 2010 and has become a yearly community event.
Samaritan Family Mediation Services opened its doors in 2011 to provide help for those experiencing legal, financial, and emotional issues resulting from painful family disputes involving divorce, custody, and eldercare.
The Samaritan Counseling Center has served thousands of individuals and families of all age groups and economic backgrounds in the River Region. If you need help to address and resolve mental health issues – including those harming your personal, family and work relationships – we invite you to call us. Hope and healing are open to you.