The Rev. Rod Spencer is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. He has been counseling in various capacities since 1983, when he received his M.Div. from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
He then served for seven years as a pastor in Florida. He returned to school and received an M.A. in counseling from the University of South Florida, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to joining the Samaritan staff in 2004 he developed and directed several counseling centers for local congregations in Florida and Tennessee. He has been an adjunct professor at Memphis Theological Seminary and Christian Brothers University, teaching courses in pastoral care, counseling and psychology.
He is currently employed by Youth Villages as their senior crisis counselor in West Tennessee, working with children, adolescents and families in crisis. Rod’s experience in counseling is broad, including treatment for individuals with depression and anxiety, anger problems, grief and loss, and relationship issues including marital problems and divorce. He does premarital, marital and family counseling as well as working with individuals. Rod is comfortable addressing spiritual and religious issues and GLBT issues. He teaches classes and workshops on various topics including theology, psychology and philosophy. He is married and has parented two children and four stepchildren over the last 24 years.
Adults of all ages, relationship/marital counseling, pre-marital counseling, problems with anxiety and depression, GLB issues, Adolescents (13 and above w/parents), grief and loss.