Get to know our team by reviewing the bios below. Have a question for someone on our team? Give us a call today at (574) 277-0274
MA, LCSW, Staff Therapist
Michele Bowen received her Master of Social Work from Western Michigan University in 2005. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Purdue University in 1994. Michele’s areas of specialty include EMDR, DBT, working with complex trauma/grief and loss, addictions, anxiety, and depression. She treats children (ages 6-12), adolescents (ages 13-17), and adults.
Michele is a member of EMDRIA (EMDR International Association). She holds a certification in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and is a Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Michele is licensed in the state of Indiana as a Clinical Social Worker.
MA, LMHC, Staff Therapist
Lorraine Karam received her Master of Arts in clinical psychology in 1993 from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago and completed her undergraduate work in 1989 at Indiana University Bloomington. Lorraine’s areas of specialty include OCD, women’s issues, adult ADHD, and Christian Counseling. She treats children (ages 6-12), adolescents (ages 13-17), and adults.
MA, LMFT Staff Therapist
Keith Munneke received his Master of Divinity in 1966 from Luther Seminary. He received his Master of Science in counseling psychology in 1970, and his Master of Science in social work in 1971, both from University of Wisconsin. He founded Samaritan Counseling Center in 1974. Keith’s areas of specialty include adoption, ADHD, bi-polar disorder, and pornography addiction. He treats adults.
Keith is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, and is listed in the Clinical Registrar of the National Association of Social Workers. He is a state-certified clinical social worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
MA, LMHC, Staff Therapist
Jessica Peachey received her Master of Arts in counseling in 2008 after completing her undergraduate work in Psychology in 2005, both from Grace College. Jessica’s areas of specialty include adolescents and children, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and autism spectrum disorder. She treats children (ages 6-12), adolescents (ages 13-17), and adults.
Jessica is licensed by the state of Indiana as a Mental Health Counselor and is a member of the American Counseling Association.
Auna Preston received her Master of Arts in counseling psychology in 1976 and her Ph.D. in counseling psychology in 1985, both from the California Institute of Integrated Studies, San Francisco. Auna’s areas of specialty include depression, axiety disorders, adoption, ADHD, chronic pain, eating disorder, postpartum depression, and aging. She treats adolescents (ages 13-17) and adults.
Auna is licensed by the state of Indiana as a Ph.D. psychologist and is a member of the American Psychological Association.
MA, LMHC, Staff Therapist
Tara Tuttle received her Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College in 2012. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Indiana University in 2010. Tara’s areas of specialty include stress reduction, depression, anxiety, relational distress, personal insecurities, effects of an adverse childhood, trauma/PTSD, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault/abuse. She treats children (ages 4-12), adolescents (ages 13-17), and adults.
Tara is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Tara is licensed in the state of Indiana as a Mental Health Counselor and is a member of the American Counseling Association.
PhD, LCSW, LMFT, Staff Therapist
Philip Sutton earned his Master of Science in the clinical psychology program (1980) and Ph.D. in the marriage and family therapy program (1983) at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He earned a BA in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame (1973) and completed his undergraduate psychology prerequisite courses at Indiana University South Bend. Phil is a Christian Counselor whose areas of specialty include working with persons who are struggling with complex trauma/grief and loss, especially related to one’s family of origin; depression; OCD and other anxiety difficulties; pornography and other compulsive habits; couples, marriage and/or family counseling; divorce and related concerns; and pastors, professed celibate men and women, and others who are serving or preparing to serve people of faith. He treats children and adolescents (ages 10-17), young and older single adults, couples, and families.
Phil is licensed in Indiana as a Clinical Social Worker and as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and in Michigan as a Psychologist. He has served as the Supervising Psychologist at Center[ed] on Wellness (formerly Samaritan Counseling Center) in St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, Michigan since 1993. He is a member of Focus on the Family’s Christian Counseling Network and the Catholic Psychotherapy Association.