Samaritan Helps When Life is Tough

At some time in life, almost everyone feels so overwhelmed by life stressors that outside assistance is needed. At times, family and friends do not know how to help, or sometimes, they are the cause of the difficulty. Often people do not want to burden family or friends further but need to talk to someone. Samaritan offers help and hope.

Samaritan Helps When Life is Tough

Samaritan can provide the needed safe, supportive place to explore an issue that is causing distress. Our staff does not see difficulties as “problems” but as opportunities to grow and to develop healthy life skills and relationships.

Reasons to Seek Counseling

  • Overwhelming anxious or sad feelings
  • Grief over the loss of a family member or friend due to divorce, death or conflict
  • Concerns about family relationships or friendships—remarriage, blending families, ongoing conflicts

Reasons to Seek Counseling

  • Worries about a child or adolescent’s behavior or other parenting dilemmas
  • A desire to change habitual feelings or behaviors that interfere with the enjoyment of life
  • Struggling with vocational goals and job related stresses—problems with work or school
  • Wanting to improve relationships—preparation for marriage, deepening relationship satisfaction

Samaritan Counseling Services' Mission

Samaritan Counseling Services is a faith-sensitive, outpatient mental health service of licensed professional psychotherapists affiliated with the Samaritan Institute. As a non-profit professional counseling and psychotherapy extension of area congregations, Samaritan serves Washtenaw, Livingston and Western Wayne county churches and their communities by providing effective, quality, affordable counseling, psychotherapy and education which utilize psychological, theological and medical disciplines to treat the whole person.

Our Values

Samaritan Counseling Services, a faith-sensitive provider of client-based professional psychological services, fosters spiritual, emotional, physical and social well-being. Built on the values of quality, teamwork, trust and innovation, dedicated credentialed professionals adhere to the highest standards defined by accrediting agencies and state and federal regulations. Quality, evidence-based clinical care, focused on the needs and desires of clients and families, is provided in the most cost-effective way possible, respecting clients' faith perspectives and personal goals and objectives. Based on more than 25 years of trust, respect and confidentiality, Samaritan Counseling Services continually seeks new and innovative processes to ensure delivery of the most competent and efficient care possible.

Services Offered

Our licensed professionals offer individual, couple & family counseling, child & adolescent therapy and psychological testing. Consultation and training services are available for clergy and their staff or congregations, corporate leaders and coworkers, as well as, other health care professionals. Therapeutic massage therapy is provided by certified massage therapists.

Our Approach

The caregivers of Samaritan Counseling Services believe that traditional counseling and psychotherapy can be made more powerful by including activities that promote spiritual life. With both theological and clinical training, our psychotherapists are equipped to incorporate into therapy, spiritual activities such as prayer, meditation, scriptural and ethical reflections, and participation in a faith community. These activities are introduced into counseling only in a way that is respectful of the person’s faith perspective and consistent with good psychotherapy. Samaritan, though particularly informed by the Christian tradition, welcomes all who seek counseling regardless of their religious background or interests.