Those dealing with mental health issues such as anxiety or depression, families struggling to heal broken relationships – 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.
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, 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. River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service is a partnership with Auburn University at Montgomery.
The Samaritan Counseling Center is a multi-disciplinary team of highly qualified and experienced licensed marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and psychologists.
The Center’s mission is to provide fully integrated, comprehensive, team-oriented, cost-efficient mental health services that emphasize mind, body, spirit, and community. As a faith-informed counseling center accredited by the Samaritan Institute, counselors help those struggling with mental health issues, marriage and family conflicts, addictions, traumas, and broken relationships. The Center provides its services to all in the River Region, regardless of a client’s ability to pay.
If you agree with our mission statement and would like to be considered for employment, please let us know of your interest by emailing the following information.
1. Cover letter stating your interest in working with us.
2. An updated resume with your education, professional experience, licensure, credentialing status with insurance companies, certifications, client population interests, any post graduate work and philosophy with regard to integrating spirituality into clinical work.
3. Indicate your interest in full time, part-time, day or evening hours (a special need).
For students seeking Practicum or Internship sites, The Samaritan Counseling Center requires enrollment in a CACREP or AMFT accredited program. Counseling students must be enrolled in accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs. We prefer at least a two semester commitment. Students are expected to attend clinical staff meetings, supervision and maintain excellent documentation standards. Students must be able to complete the required number of hours during regular business hours. Students requiring evening or weekend hours exclusively are not accepted.
Express your interest in a cover letter and resume in an email (preferred) to Rebecca Morris, Clinical Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at 2911 Zelda Road, Montgomery, AL 36106.
Please note: Due to the number of candidates interested in employment and training experiences telephone inquiries will not be returned.