PCS Receives National Accreditation From Samaritan Institute

March 18, 2015
PRESS CONTACT: Monica Bardier

MANCHESTER, N.H. MANCHESTER, N.H. – Pastoral Counseling Services (PCS) is proud to announce it recently received national accreditation from the Samaritan Institute based in Denver, Colorado. The goal of the process is to help ensure each affiliated Center maintains sound, organizational structures, efficient management and administration and deliver high-quality clinical processes. In addition to extensive documentation, a two-day onsite visit is conducted by an Institute staff member.

“Every four years, PCS must undergo an extensive process to be reaccredited from the Samaritan Institute,” said David Reynolds, D.Min, LPP, Executive Director, PCS. “We are very fortunate to be affiliated with one of the largest providers of professional counseling. PCS although affiliated with the Institute is an independent, non-profit counseling and consulting center where people come to us for a variety of mental health needs. Our staff includes pastoral psychotherapists, psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists and substance abuse counselors.”

“Accreditation is a major accomplishment and demonstrates a Center’s commitment to excellence,” according to the Rev. Dr. Paul Bretz, former Executive Vice President of the Institute, which is the headquarters for an international network of Samaritan Centers. “The accreditation process indicates that Centers offer professional services within a framework of quality organizational, administrative, and financial practices.”

Through its affiliation with the Samaritan Institute, PCS is part of an international network of 89 Samaritan Centers across the World.

PCS is located in Manchester with satellite locations in Bedford, Nashua and Portsmouth, NH. For more information, visit http://www.pcs-nh.org or call 603.627.2702.

About PCS

Pastoral Counseling Services (PCS) was founded in 1979 is celebrating 35 years and provides the best psychotherapeutic techniques while respecting the natural connection between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions in the psychotherapy process. Our desire is to provide a community in which clients Feel Heard, Feel Cared for and Feel Better. In addition to our counseling services, PCS impacts the vitality of the community by partnering with other non-profit organizations to help underserved & at risk populations with stress management techniques. PCS also honors those who pursue extraordinary measures to strengthen communities and improve life in New Hampshire with the Good Samaritan Awards, an annual tradition since 1996.