- PhD in Clinical Psychology Fielding Graduate University (APA accredited)
- MA in Clinical Psychology Fielding Graduate University (APA accredited)
- MS in Professional Counseling Georgia State University (CACREP accredited)
- BS in Human Relations Point University
Dr. Tara Samples loves the field of mental health counseling. She views the profession as a sacred journey where counselors serve as traveling companions and witnesses to each client’s unique journey of healing. She stresses the importance of counselors in training to be aware of their own physical, psychological and spiritual health practices and to be comfortable with conversations of faith and doubt. “In addition to client health, faith is in part what empowers many counselors to explore the deepest fears and pains of life without losing their own hope.” When not teaching or counseling, you are apt to find Dr Samples carpooling to her children’s activities, gardening, reading fiction, listening to the symphony, or possibly experiencing a rare moment of silence.
“I love that my students can openly explore their own faith development as they seek to serve others.”Dr. Tara Samples, Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling