The NLCC Mission
Mental Health Care Access & Education for Everyone
The New London Counseling Center is a place for our community to gather, connect, and heal. We are a nonprofit organization that is committed to promoting the emotional, relational and spiritual well-being of individuals and families. We believe in providing high quality, compassionate therapy and educational workshops to our community, regardless of one’s ability to pay.
The Importance of Mental Health Care Access
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34
1.8 Million people in PA have a mental health condition, and last year only 4 in 10 received treatment.
1,861,000 PA adults have a mental health condition--that’s more than 6 TIMES the population of Pittsburgh
For Individuals & Families
In Pennsylvania, 1 our of every 8 emergency department visits involves a mental health or substance use condition
Nationally, about 2 million people with mental illness are incarcerated every year —many because they didn’t get the treatment they needed
Depression is the #1 LEADING CAUSE OF DISABILITY in the world and mental illness costs Americans $193.2 BILLION in lost earnings per year
above information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nami.org
Members of the Christian Life Center in Lincoln University recognized a need for mental health services in Southern Chester County and wanted to make counseling available to the entire community. Pastor Joshua Roberts from the Christian Life Center invited Dr. Katie Bowman to join this endeavor, and the New London Counseling Center was born. The Christian Life Center has been, and will continue to be, a generous donor towards this new organization and an important community partner.
The New London Counseling Center opened its doors on April 1, 2019, and our dedicated team is ready to provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy to people of all ages. Dr. Katie Bowman and the founding Board of Directors (Joshua Roberts, Michael Woodin, and Joyce Ross) put together the organization’s guiding plan. Through fundraising and grants, The New London Counseling Center strives to provide care to all who need it and not turn anyone away due to financial reasons.
As of December 4, 2018 New London Counseling Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity.