Samaritan Counseling Center

Children/Adolescents Counseling

Children/Adolescents Counseling

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 child’s parents are divorced, both parents are required—in most cases—to sign a release. Please discuss with your Samaritan therapist; he or she will be able to advise you.

Samaritan therapists are licensed professionals who have earned at least one Master’s degree, are experienced in best practices in the field and engage in ongoing education. Moreover, they provide Christian counseling and faith-based counseling, in general, within the context of your religious beliefs without attempting to impose a particular faith doctrine. To make an appointment, please call 412.741.7430, email info@samaritancounseling.net or click here for helpful information on what to expect and how to gain the most from your counseling experience.