Samaritan Counseling Center

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About Samaritan Counseling Center

A not-for-profit organization, Samaritan Counseling officially opened its doors in April of 1980. Samaritan Counseling adopted its name through affiliation with the Samaritan Institute of Denver. This affiliation has been invaluable, providing the Center with leadership development and regular accreditation visits. The Samaritan Counseling Center of the Mohawk Valley, Inc. is an interfaith organization committed to a unique concern for the spiritual dimension of human life. Our mission is to offer high quality psychotherapy and pastoral counseling to individuals, couples, & families. Our interdisciplinary staff is trained to assist persons who seek relief from suffering and help them bring new healing and hope to their lives. Therapists at the Samaritan Counseling Center offer experienced guidance for those difficult first steps on a path toward personal growth. For years, professionals throughout the community have relied on the experienced therapists at SCC to help their clients, patients, students and parishioners. All members of our multidisciplined staff have postgraduate degrees in their areas of specialty. The Samaritan Counseling Center continues to grow and develop to accommodate its ever-expanding role as a leading provider of psychotherapy services in the Greater Utica area, with satellite offices in Herkimer and Rome. Samaritan works deeply with faith communities, partners with other not-for-profit agencies, and encures that quality services are accessible to all people regardless of ability to pay fees. A vital part of Samaritan's mission is to provide outreach in the community.

Our Top 3 Contributors
  1. Emily Pelletier — $505.00
  2. Angela Macri — $50.00
  3. Lindsay Bahal — $45.00
Our Charity Bib Mission

What our charity will do with the donations raised through the Boilermaker Charity Bib Program:

Over the last week we began to get estimates for new windows and for an observation window. The observation window will be used to train other therapists and for parents to observe therapist interaction with their children as a way to learn skills to reduce negative behavior and support children who are struggling emotionally. As of 5/8/2019, with the funds raised for the charity bibs the Play Therapy Room has begun to come together. We have painted the walls and added a Chalk Board Wall. We will continue to update you moving forward. Samaritan Counseling Center has one major project for 2019 that the charity bib funds would be used for. The Samaritan Counseling Center provides services to many children and does not have a specific space conducive to providing play therapy. A room has been designated as suitable for this space but needs to be designed to foster therapeutic play. The funds will be used to help design and develop the play therapy space. Funds will be used to update and purchase toys used for therapeutic purposes. These toys include dolls, doll houses, stuffed animals, cars, trucks, toy groceries, and other playsets that are used in play therapy. A remodel of the office is required. The funds will be used to design the space to foster the therapeutic relationship between child and therapist. This includes paint, carpeting, and furniture suitable for a play therapy room. One of the goals is also to be able to use this space for family therapy and for training other therapists as play therapists and family therapists. The Samaritan Counseling Center is exploring the cost of adding an observation window to be used for training purposes. The cost of the observation window and technology needed to use for training purposes is also be a part of the funds that will be used to design and build the play therapy room.