After experiencing multiple losses, with three of them sudden and traumatic, I had become overwhelmed with grief, anxiety, depression and PTSD. I was referred to Samaritan Counseling by my pastor. I called them and spoke to a kind and understanding person who set me up with one of their therapists. Casey K. called me and spoke with me over the phone to determine my needs and to set up our first meeting. She emailed me forms to fill out before I arrived. I liked her efficiency. Having never been in counseling before I didn't know what to expect. Casey was very professional yet very caring and warm and friendly. She earned my trust right away. I felt confident in sharing my grief and pain with her. I wasn't sure she could fix me because I felt so broken, but over several months of meeting with Casey, I have been restored to a new and improved self. Casey gave me insights into how I got to the point I had let myself get to. She taught me to express my feelings and emotions and not to let them build up as was my habit in the past. I learned about mindfulness and being present in the moment. I've learned to open up and share with friends. I'm confident now that if life throws me another curve ball in the future, I will be able to step up to the plate and hit it right out of the park. Thanks to Casey K and Samaritan Counseling Center.
Several years ago, when chatting with my PCP about my fear of public speaking as I faced a new leadership role at work, I was advised to consider counseling. It had never occurred to me that this problem could be solved, and it didn't fit my perception of a serious enough issue to utilize a therapist's time. I was incorrect on both counts, and I was thrilled to be able to manage my issue so successfully after only a few sessions. I still employ the tools I learned to this day, and am now fortunate to be involved again with this wonderful organization.
This is probably the best organization I have ever been involved with. The resoource it provides to the people in this area is second to none. Everyone associated with the organization is totally committed to helping individuals regardless of their financial status. The combinatin of professional counseling with the Christian faith based element provides the total package. Great people; great organization;great support!
Thank you, Tom! You and other members of Samaritan's board have been skillful, caring leaders who have helped to build and strengthen our organization.
I'm currently meeting with Carl Bachman, he has really helped give me some new insight on things.
A great organization who really care about people in need of counseling. Always meeting the needs of individuals and families so that the can go forward in life with the skills that are given them during counseling. The staff is fantastic and very professional.
Samaritan Counseling Center is a wonderful resource for people in southwestern PA. The staff is extremely professional and caring. I love that the counseling and educational programs use the resources of faith. The holistic approach to achieve spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being just makes sense. The pre-marriage counseling is definitely something I will encourage my children to participate in. Having the Client AId fund available to assist financially relieves stress at a time when people are already struggling.
Thank you for your kind words! We agree--a holistic approach helps people to be healthy and whole in every respect. Also, pre-marital counseling is an invaluable activity for all couples. It helps them start their marriage "on the right foot."