The not-for-profit Samaritan Counseling Center of Montgomery is on a mission to aid all who are struggling with broken relationships, battling substance abuse and addiction or dealing with mental health issues. Executive Director Cary Kuhlmann is leading the charge and rallying his board and staff around their shared dedication to the Center’s goals.
Are you from Montgomery? I was born and raised in New Orleans. I came here in June 1997 as Executive Director of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.
How long have you worked with The Samaritan Counseling Center? I joined the board in 2015 and became Executive Director in November 2016.
What is the Center’s primary mission and what are its primary services? To provide faith-informed mental health services, educational programming and professional counseling to all in need in the River Region through a wellness-oriented philosophy emphasizing mind, body and spirit. Our counselors address the full spectrum of mental health issues.
What are your primary responsibilities and duties? I oversee the general operations of the Center, working closely with our Clinical Director, Office Manager, Development and Marketing Manager and Revenue Cycle Manager.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of your work? Working with an outstanding group of professionals and Board of Directors all of whom are committed to the success of the Center.
Has the Center achieved any recent milestones or received recent honors? The Center was accredited recently by the Solihten (formerly Samaratin) Institute, a national organization of more than 40 faith-based mental health counseling centers across the country.
What are your interests outside of work? Family, golf (lots of golf) and traveling (which includes golf).
Inclusive Counseling Care
The idea that everyone should have access to quality, affordable professional mental health counseling services and care is a core principle of The Samaritan Counseling Center, which was founded in 1997 as part of a plan by the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery. Since that time, the Center has served thousands of River Region individuals and families.