Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center

Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center logo, Louisville counselingThe Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center is a nonprofit faith-based counseling center that helps in healing the mind, body, and spirit of individuals and families. In memory of her father Ben Kilgore, Betty Kilgore Gibbs founded the center nearly 30 years ago to help meet the need in greater Louisville for affordable mental health and counseling services regardless of peoples’ background or experience.

Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center Betty Gibbs

Betty Gibbs

With a team of licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapist and pastoral counselors, we take a holistic approach of integrating and leveraging behavioral sciences to address the needs, regardless of where someone is in their faith journey. Our services include:

  • Adult individual therapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • Marriage/Couples Counseling
  • Parenting
  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Pastoral Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Educational/Workshops


Some of the diverse topics we cover include:

  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Loss/Grief
  • Substance Abuse
  • Adolescent Behavior
  • Parenting
  • Marriage (Pre-Marital)
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Anger & Rage
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Trauma & Abuse
  • Spiritual Conflicts
  • Women Issues
  • Men Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Geriatric Issues


The Kilgore Center is affiliated with the Samaritan Institute, a nationally recognized organization that develops and accredits pastoral counseling centers throughout the nation. The Samaritan Institute program has been recognized by the American Medical Association, the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, the President’s Commission on Mental Health and numerous religious denominations throughout the country. The Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center is one of over 100 Samaritan centers nationwide, known for their high professional standards in pastoral counseling.

Kilgore depends on the generosity of donors like you and two churches – Second Presbyterian and St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal. The money raised through the Kilgore House and Garden Tour, as well as other events, helps fund our Samaritan Fund, which is designed for those individuals who are in financial hardship or unemployed. Although we accept insurance, this fund provides assistance to relieve the added burden to paying for these services.

By purchasing a ticket and attending the Tour, you can support the important services that the Center provides to its patients. We are located at 918 Ormsby Lane and for more information, please visit our website