Pierre J. Samaan, Ph.D., Director
Dr. Samaan is a native of Daytona
Beach, FL graduating from Seabreeze High School in 1967. After high school, he served in the U.S. Air
Force. He has been married to Linda
since 1970, and has two adult sons, Michael and Robert. Dr. Samaan’s experience includes being an
Associate Pastor, Psychiatric Assistant, Psychiatric Unit Therapist (*prior to State
Licensing changes in Mental Health Counseling) at Humana Hospital, Christian Clinical
Counselor at Bellair Medical Center, and former Director of Counseling for
House of Hope – Daytona. In July 2013, Dr. Samaan started accepting clients in his new Mission office in Suwanee, GA.
He is a graduate of Stetson University, Zoe University, Cornerstone University, and has completed
additional graduate studies at Reformed Theological Seminary and University of Central Florida.
Dr. Samaan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Master’s Degree in
Theology, Master’s Degree in Christian Clinical Counseling, and a Doctor of
Philosophy in Clinical Pastoral Counseling.
He is an Ordained Minister through the Church of God, Anderson, Indiana.
New Horizons Institute of Counseling is also a
National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA) Certified Academic
Institution. This is an Accredited
Degree seeking program sponsored by the NCCA, for Christian Counselors and
church Lay Ministers. Dr. Samaan is the
area Clinical Supervisor for the NCCA.
He also performs crisis Pastoral Counseling for Pastors and Missionaries
from the United Brethren in Christ Denomination. Dr. Samaan is a Senior Chaplain with the
International Fellowship of Chaplains. He is a member of the United Brethren In Christ Church and Gwinnett Church in Sugar Hill, GA.
He has been an Instructor for the N.E.T.
Training Institute (NTI), a State
of Florida provider for students who are seeking Academic and Internship preparation for
the State Certification as Addiction Professionals (CAP). Dr. Samaan has completed Addictions Studies
and Advanced TheoPhostic Prayer Ministry Training.
Edward J. Rossario, M.D., PA, FACFM, FACFE
Christian Counselors Association
Board of Christian Clinical Therapists
International Fellowship of Chaplains
American Association of
Sarasota Academy of Christian Counselors