Triangle Pastoral Counseling is accredited as a service and training center by the Solihten Institute, a network of pastoral counseling centers. Our counselors are individually certified by professional associations appropriate to their discipline. Accreditation and certification mean that Triangle Pastoral Counseling and its counselors have met rigorous professional standards and offer quality counseling and care.
Solihten Institute is an interfaith counseling network which recruits, accredits, connects, educates, and advances counseling centers practicing one of the most effective paths to healing: spiritually integrated therapy.
Prior to 2019, Solihten Institute operated as Samaritan Institute, which was formed in 1972 when a physician joined together with two congregation clergy and a seminary professor in Elkhart, Indiana. Together, they formed a counseling resource that integrates what people believe into how they heal. For nearly half a century, this community of clergy, mental health professionals, and physicians has grown to serve a national collective of member Centers who share a commitment to nurturing mind, body, spirit, and community.
Solihten Centers are accredited by Solihten Institute. To receive accreditation, a Center must meet standards in the areas of organizational structure, personnel and procedure policies, physical facilities, and professional accountability. Each Center is accountable to a local board of directors made up of community leaders who represent supporting congregations.
The Solihten program has been acknowledged by the American Medical Association, the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, The President’s Commission on Mental Health, Center for Management Systems, and major church denominations.