As parents, we hurt when our child hurts. Children and adolescents can be especially vulnerable during times of crisis. In fact, research shows that one in five children ages 9-17 struggles with a mental health disorder. Left untreated, these disorders can lead to higher rates of suicide, violence, school dropout, substance abuse and more.
The Samaritan Counseling Center has therapists on staff who specialize in addressing the mental and emotional health needs of children as young as four years of age through 18. Whether your child suffers from behavioral problems, grief, trauma, anger, depression, low self-esteem, self-injury, an eating disorder or any number of emotional/mental health issues, we can help.
We recognize there are families who do not have the financial means to pay for counseling for their children. Consequently, Samaritan maintains a Youth Fund to help subsidize service fees for children and families in financial need. You may qualify for this Fund based on your household income and family size.
If a child is under the age of 14, a parent or legal guardian must call to arrange for counseling. If a childs parents are divorced, both parents are requiredin most casesto sign a release. Please discuss with your Samaritan therapist; he or she will be able to advise you.