Meet Our Staff

The staff of Samaritan Counseling Center represents a diverse group of trained mental health professionals. Our counselors work with individuals, couples, and families.

Don Anderson

Don has a background in family systems, addiction, codependency and trauma.  He works with behavioral addictions (sex, relationship, work, gambling, high risk, power and control) as well as substance addictions (alcohol, drugs, nicotine, food).

Mary “Terez” Carter

Mary “Terez” Carter, LCSW is a Wisconsin native, mother of three sons and two step-sons. She has a BA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in Interpersonal Communications and a Masters in Social Work from Western Michigan University.

Earle Donelson

Earle Donelson, Ph.D., received his Doctorate in Psychology from Kent State University.  He also has a MA in Psychology and a BA in Special Education and English from the University of Northern Colorado.  Earle is a licensed Health Service Provider in Psychology in Tennessee and a member of the American Psychological Association.

Lindsay Pate

Dr. Pate joined the staff of Samaritan Counseling Center in February 2014 on a part-time basis. She also works as a Clinical Services Program Manager for Youth Villages. Lindsay completed a predoctoral internship at the University of Tennessee Professional Psychology Internship Consortium in

Nancy Tarrant

Nancy Tarrant is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider. She grew up in a military family and has spent most of her adult life in east and west Tennessee.

Rod Spencer

The Rev. Rod Spencer is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. He has counseled in various capacities since 1983, when he received his M.Div. from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.