Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center is not a walk-in crisis center. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to a hospital. You may also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255. When you call or use our website to make an appointment with a counselor, we will do our best to serve you as soon as and to the extent that we are able.
Our crisis intervention services are available to community organizations that are facing a crisis situation or has experienced a disaster that may have caused a loss of life and/or individuals to be traumatized. We are also able to assist first responders. Our counselors are trained in crisis response and trauma counseling and know how to competently and carefully assess and assist crisis victims on-site while respecting the boundaries of other professionals that may be on the scene or otherwise involved in the situation. Crisis intervention is an effective way to give individuals who have experienced overwhelming fear and acute stress a safe venue to stabilize and process thoughts and emotions in the immediate aftermath of the event, thereby reducing the risk of developing trauma-related disorders later on.
- Stabilization and safety assessment
- Emotional support
- Assistance securing family and social support
- Group and individual debriefings
- One-on-one crisis counseling
- Accessing community resources and making referrals
- Crisis response consultation