Samaritan Counseling Center is a comprehensive outpatient mental health facility. For over 45 years, Samaritan has been providing professional counseling services in a caring and confidential environment to the community members of the Permian Basin and throughout West Texas. We offer Client Assistance Funds to those who are uninsured, underinsured and of low income. Samaritan also has Military Assistance Funds for active duty, veterans and retired military personnel and their immediate family.  Samaritan believes anyone seeking mental health care should receive it, regardless of his or her ability to pay. Our goal is to restore hope and healing of mind body and spirit for optimal wellness.

In 2018 Samaritan provided the following:

  • Client Assistance Funds and Military Assistance Funds: $115,577

  • Sessions: 2540

  • Clients: 3324

  • 40% of Samaritan’s caseload consisted of children to young adults ages 3 through 20

  • 48% of Samaritan’s caseload consisted of adults ages 21 through 50

Mental Health Facts:

  • Mental illness can affect people of any age, race, religion, or income. A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, and ability to relate to others and daily functioning

  • Half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14

  • 1 in 5 will experience a mental health need in his or her lifetime 

  • Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide 

  • Mental health disorders are the most common diseases of childhood. Of the 74.5 million children in the United States, an estimated 17.1 million have or have had a psychiatric disorder — more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined

  • Today more children between the ages of 10 and 14 die by suicide than car accidents

  • Economic impact, over $193 billion is lost each year in productivity 

  • People with depression generally remained in the workforce, but employers saw elevated levels of absenteeism and presenteeism.Effective treatmentcan result in: Lower total medical costs, increased productivity, lower absenteeism, decrease disability costs. 


We are proud to be a partner of Okay To Say, a historic public awareness campaign empowering Texans to speak up about mental health issues. Sign your name. Share your story. Learn more at OkayToSay.org