Samaritan Counseling Center
First Congregational Church is a host site for Samaritan Counseling Ministry, which provides professionally trained help which is sensitive to the clients’ spiritual perspective without imposing religious beliefs. In complete confidentiality, you can obtain assistance with marriage and family problems, depression and anxiety, self-esteem issues, substance abuse or co-dependency, stress management, chronic illness, physical and sexual abuse, and coping with loss and grief.
Our church is one of fourteen churches which are affiliated with the Samaritan Counseling Center serving Palm Beach, Martin, Broward, and Dade Counties. Carol Lewis, a Florida Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, offers individual, marital and family therapy at our church office. She has worked as a therapist on the staff of the Samaritan Counseling Center for 20 years. Carol also provides parenting classes as an educational outreach.
There is a standard fee for services, but adjustments may be made on the basis of one’s financial resources and as the Center’s funding allows. Insurance policies often cover some of the costs.
The Samaritan Center, established in 1973, is accredited by the Samaritan Institute and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. These accreditations ensure that the counseling services meet high professional and ethical standards. The Samaritan program has been recognized by the American Medical Association, the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, the President’s Commission on Mental Health, and major religious denominations.
To get additional information or to schedule an appointment, you can call the Center office at 832-7788.
Are you satisfied with your life as it is? Do you feel something is missing? Perhaps you aren’t doing what you were meant to do with your life. But how do you find out what needs to be done to give you new direction? You must start by reflecting on the hidden secrets you hold inside.
As a counselor, Dr. John Button has been helping people achieve their personal best for over 35 years. His approach to counseling is to provide a safe place where you are encouraged to accept yourself as the wonderful person you are, yet at the same time look forward to the changes you can make to achieve higher planes of fulfillment.
Based on Soul Psychology, Dr. Button helps individuals look at the unconscious so they can make it conscious and live a more meaningful and purpose-filled life. Soul Psychology deals with dreams, is God- centered and helps each individual through the process of individuation, the lifelong project of becoming the whole person we are meant to be and what God intends of us. He is the author of the new book, Your Dreams Are Alive!, and he blogs regularly on his website, www.dreamsdoc.com.
Dr. John D. Button, a former pastor of First Congregational Church of Lake Worth, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 35 years of counseling experience. He does both individual therapy and relationship counseling. He is available and can be contacted as follows:
mailing address: Dr. John Button
1870 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 201
West Palm Beach, FL 33406