SAMARITAN COUNSELING CENTER OF THE SOUTHERN TIER INC

Rating: 4.43 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Mental Health

Location: 202 E Main St Endicott NY 13760 USA

Mission:

Write a Review

Filter Reviews by Role

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

650 Views
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

I was shocked at the treatment that my mother received at the hands of this organization. The patients are vulnerable; the staff is poorly trained and abusive. Among the soundbites my mother and our family was treated to:

* "You are fat and no one will every want you this way. It's probably why your husband decided to divorce you." [my mother was being counseled following an abusive divorce and domestic violence-induced depression]

* "Sometimes death is the best option. When you are with God, all suffering ends." [we were speechless]

* "You will never get better." [unclear what type of therapeutic effect this remark is supposed to have]

* "Your mother should feel more guilt than she does for leaving her marriage without having first checked with her religious advisors."

We've heard similar concerns from others who were unlucky enough to be subjected to this organization's services.

Big Warning: The so-called counselors at this nonprofit are ill-trained, there are few to no controls on the more abusive counselors among them, and the damage can be worse than the dangerously low-quality assistance being rendered. Steer clear and invest in higher-quality therapy than provided to the most economically vulnerable members of our community.

More Feedback

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Bring in an independent quality inspector and/or shut it down.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

Rating: 5 stars  

The staff is professional and committed to the organization and their clients.

More Feedback

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Being a part of this organization has demonstrated to me how many lives the center has impacted.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change a thing, the organization is moving in a great direction and has the right people leading the center.

Rating: 5 stars  

Exceptionally well-trained staff continue to offer quality counselling services through offices in Binghamton, Owego & Windsor New York.
Theirs is a holistic model of Body - Mind - Spirit, and clients never are treated out of context.

More Feedback

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

One of the counsellors has participated in the psychological reviews of aspiring United Methodist clergy, with great results!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

wish to make outreach toward those not covered by health plans.

Rating: 5 stars  

The SCC does amazing work while stretching every dollar. The counselors are dedicated and the staff never miss an opportunity to help this important mission. You are always met with a smile!

More Feedback

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working on the Board and seeing increased client hours

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If possible, hire more counselors

Rating: 5 stars  

I can speak to the quality of the services SCC provides from the perspective of having attended case conference and training seminars, which aided my minstry and work with other people. I have made referrals for those who were in need of professional assistance for their personal life with positive results.

More Feedback

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

referrals

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would pray for additional professional counselor to join a great team

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with the Samaritan Counseling Center since 1983, when it first came to our community and was sponsored by my church. It has been a wonderful resource for our small-ish community and all the staff and counselors are folks of high integrity and sincerity. I do not hesitate to recommend it to anyone and everyone. Being a member of the Board continues to be a high privelege and is truly a meeting that I look forward to!

More Feedback

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have referred folks for counseling to this Center and they have been helped in their recovery and perspective on life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it bigger!

Rating: 5 stars  

In my short time with the Samaritan Counseling Center, I have met all the staff who are kind and considerate individuals and very knowledgeable in their fields. They care greatly for their clients and administer compassionate therapy while being sensitive to their clients spiritual values--a rare find in society today. I would not hesitate to use the service myself if I ever need therapy.

More Feedback

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've talked to many of the staff and listened to their stories.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find away to expand services so more people could receive their services.

Write a Review for This Nonprofit

Far exceeds expectations
Exceeds expectations
Meets expectations
Below expectations
Far below expectations
Rate this nonprofit:
1000 characters left