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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


National Christian Counselors Association

National Board of Christian Clinical Therapists

International Fellowship of Chaplains

American Association of Christian Counselors

Sarasota Academy of Christian Counselors




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