Warning signs

Returning to school can be challenging. First week and some behavioral changes can occur when adapting to the change in schedule and routine. Mental and behavioral problems can be confusing with disciplinary and personality when it comes to… Continue reading

River Region Ethics Announces 2016 Finalists

The River Region Ethics in Business and Public Service Awards is a program of The Samaritan Counseling Center, Inc. in collaboration with Auburn University at Montgomery’s School of Business and School of Sciences. The propose of the program is to… Continue reading

Creating change when feeling empowered

Dr. Larry Berkelhammer gave a presentation about the factors that play a part for patients to heal and feel better. It all came down to individuals creating change when they felt empowered. He stated that studies show that patients who… Continue reading

Children and Anxiety



Children experience anxiety about many different things parents may be unaware of. Parents may perceive behavioral changes and attribute it to other factors and even address those with disciplinary actions. It is important to identify first the… Continue reading

Positives of Lent

     Pray… Fast… Can I Give? Your sacrificial Lenten practices can have an impact, not only on your own spiritual growth, but also on others. Consider donating, if you have not done so, what you… Continue reading

Genetics and depression

It has been known that genetics play a part in mental health and mental illness. Research keeps growing with topics like genetics and depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and addictive disorders.  One peace of evidence is found in a… Continue reading



Lent is a time for spiritual growth so that we might walk in newness of life.  Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness in prayer and resisting temptation in preparation for his ministry. Today, Lent is a period… Continue reading

Soul Shop

Educating the Community and our Churches on suicide!!!

The Soul Shop became NEWS see it here…

Great effort from all staff at the Samaritan Counseling Center. Especially, Nancy Thomas, Executive Director and our Board.

Suicide: Soul Shop

In a previous post we saw the effects of suicide on the family (friends and the community) and mentioned the importance of getting help and creating awareness. Join us…

Soul Shop is a one day experience for leaders of… Continue reading

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