Samaritan Counseling

Office Hours by appointment only – Mon – Fri  (901) 729-3900


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 Anderson

Counseling Staff

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

Counseling Staff

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

Counseling Staff

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.

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Lindsey Pate

Counseling Staff

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 Memphis, TN.


Lisa Winborn

Counseling Staff

Dr. Lisa Winborn has joined the clinical staff at Samaritan Counseling Centers of the Mid-South. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Auburn University and MS and PhD degrees in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis.



Rod Spencer

Counseling Staff

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.

Lori Newsom

Counseling Staff

Lori Newsom received her MS in Counseling from the University of Memphis. Lori is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee who joined the staff of Samaritan Counseling Center in 2023. She previously worked with Kindred Place as a Family Services Therapist and currently works as a Specialized Crisis Counselor with Youth Villages.