Welcome! Counseling Available
Good Samaritan Ministries offers donation-based counseling services to all. Counseling services available are:
- Marriage & Family
- Children & Adolescent
- Trauma recovery
- Spiritual development
Counselors provide their services based upon a foundation of unconditional love and acceptance. Counseling may address both the symptoms of client concern, as well as deeper healing of emotional wounds.
Cost for Counseling:
Our counseling is covered by loving donations, as such, we do not bill or charge for services. We encourage those who come to counseling to consider donating to the ministry but we will never turn anyone away based on an inability to donate.
Who can apply:
Adults over 14 can submit their own applications. We do not deny services based on age, ethnicity, religious background, sexual preferences, gender or disability. Children under 14 may apply for counseling with parent/guardian consent. Guardians, use the Request for Counseling Form and indicate the child’s age and relationship to you on the form. We will contact you for more instructions when a counselor is assigned to your child’s case.
If you are unable to fill out the application for yourself due to other-ability, or limited resources please contact our office at 503-644-2339.
How to Apply for Counseling
Step 1 – Download and print the following forms:
OR – For Users with Adobe Reader, you can download this fillable form and email it to us.
Step 2 – Submit the forms in any of the following manners:
– Fax: (503) 646-8898
– Mail or hand-deliver to: Good Samaritan Ministries
7929 SW Cirrus Drive, bldg. 23 | Beaverton, OR 97008
– Email – Frontdesk@gsmusa.org
Office Reception Hours:
Monday – Thursday | 9am – 8pm
Friday | 9am – 5pm
Once your request is submitted you will be added to our waiting list until we can match you with the next available counselor. Once we find you a counselor we will contact you during office hours to schedule your first appointment. Our front desk reception will call you the evening before your first appointment to remind you of the date, time and location.
Please feel free to call us with any questions: (503) 644-2339 | firstname.lastname@example.org
In the parable of the Good Samaritan from the scriptures (Luke 10), a man in desperate circumstances is found, given comfort and care and carried to a healing space. At the end of the story, Jesus admonishes His followers to “go and do likewise”.
Good Samaritan Ministries around the world is known for its unique style of teaching and training based in the study of Jesus as a teacher, counselor, and mentor. In our training we pay close attention to how He interacted with individuals, groups, crowds, and His disciples. Out of that study we have developed training that is designed to empower people to discover and develop their potential through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Students in the GSM Counselor Training programs around the world learn during the first year of training what it means to be a “Samaritan”, or one who is willing to give of their own time, skills, and resources to help a person in need. We study Jesus as a Counselor, learn to listen carefully to the life stories of those in need, and at the same time listen to the Holy Spirit for guidance. Trainers learn to balance the content of lessons with relationship and experiential teaching. Students learn through acting out Biblical stories of the healing miracles that Jesus performed and through role-playing counseling sessions with each other. Training is interactive with questions and group interaction encouraged. The second year of counselor training uses the same style of teaching to learn in-depth about individual, marriage, parenting, trauma, grief and other topics related to counseling. In the third level of training students begin to intern as lay counselors under supervision.
In the US, we currently have 13 Centers providing counseling, groups, and classes. Several of those Centers have developed their own training programs in the style of Good Samaritan Ministries. Every center around the world develops culturally appropriate programs to fit the specific needs of the people they serve. Behind all that is taught, the original call to “Go and teach nothing but the Kingdom of God” shapes the content.
We encourage you to check out the training, groups, classes, and counseling at the Headquarters in Beaverton or one of the Centers located near you. New Level One Counselor Training classes begin August 31, 2020 in Beaverton. Please contact me if you would like to know more about getting involved.
To follow Jesus’ admonition to, “go and do likewise,”, you may desire to receive the training to become a counselor at Good Samaritan Ministries.
If you feel the call of God on your life to enter into our 3-year Volunteer Counselor Certification Program, apply today.