Alexandra brings to the Center a great deal of experience working with not-for-profit organizations and specializes in management, marketing and public relations, fundraising, and strategic growth. Her passion for raising awareness about mental health, and making care accessible to members of our community, is certainly an asset to the Samaritan Counseling Center
Debbie brings to the Center a wealth of practical experience from the banking industry and church office management. With us since 2006, she oversees our team of volunteer receptionists, insurance billing, and accounts payable. She is a key member of our Executive Leadership Team.
Tony Garascia received his Masters in Counseling from Indiana University at South Bend in 1986. In addition he received a Masters in Liturgical Studies in 1978 from the Catholic University of America.
Tony has years of experience counseling individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children. His areas of specialty include marriage and relationship issues, family difficulties, depression and anxiety, traumatic stress and bereavement work and sexual identity issues. He works with clients from age seven up. He is the author of the popular marriage preparation programs Before “I Do” and Catholic Remarriage (Ave Maria Press), of Rekindle the Passion While Raising Your Kids (Sorin Books), and of Getting Married, Living
Together (Ave Maria Press).
He is licensed in the State of Indiana as a Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Addiction Counselor. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Indiana Counseling Association. He has also completed EMDR basic training.
Don Zerfas received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University in 1970. In addition he became a Certified Public Accountant in 1975.
Don brings over 35 years of accounting and auditing experience to the Center. He began his career in Chicago in public accounting followed by his work in auditing with two Fortune 100 companies in Chicago and South Bend. He became the Business Manager of Christ the King Lutheran Church in 2000 and is now also the Business Manager at the Samaritan Counseling Center.
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