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Samaritan welcomes Lori Parrish as its new Executive Director

Samaritan Counseling Center of the Northwest Suburbs is pleased to announce the hiring of Lori Parrish of Crystal Lake as the next Executive Director for the nonprofit agency. Parrish follows the Rev. Jeanne Hanson, who will be retiring after serving... Read More

Rev. Eric Fistler and Chris Geissler Join Board of Directors

Samaritan Counseling Center is so pleased to welcome Rev. Eric Fistler, Senior Pastor at First Congregational Church in Crystal Lake, and Chris Geissler, founder and C.E.O. of Asgard Data, and long-time resident of Barrington. Both men have a tremendous commitment... Read More

Services and Apps For Emotional Wellness: COVID-19 and Beyond

Digital technology has much to offer by way of coming alongside the therapeutic process. While not a replacement for psychotherapy, it can certainly complement it. Services and apps are available for a variety of challenges, including suicide / crisis, anxiety,... Read More

COVID-19 and Telementalhealth

COVID-19: Current Policy and Procedures BCBS, CIGNA, MEDICARE COVERING TELEPHONE SESSIONS! Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois now covers behavioral health care via telephone and HIPAA-compliant video platforms per their recent announcement. We anticipate that United Health Care, Aetna, Cigna,... Read More


By J. Scott Campbell, ACSW, LCSW, Clinical Director At Samaritan we provide both evidence-based as well as faith-based approaches (when indicated) in treating a wide variety of mental health concerns. We believe in “The 3 H’s” – the instilling and... Read More

What To Do For The Holiday Blues

By Rev. Jeanne Hanson Executive Director, Samaritan Counseling Center of the Northwest Suburbs Holidays are some of the hardest times for those who have lost loved ones recently or who live alone, or who feel outside of the hustle and... Read More

Mental Health First Aid – A resource for everyone

WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID? Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no medical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health relat-... Read More