Alexa Zapata, LSW (Outpatient Clinician)
Alexa is a Social Worker with experience collaborating with clients to process trauma, grief, decrease substance use, move forward from intimate partner or family violence, strengthen parenting skills, and parenting one’s inner child. Alexa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College in 2020 and her Master of Social work degree from IU South Bend in 2022.
Alexa was born in Queretaro, Mexico but has lived in South Bend since 2004. She recognizes the great need for mental health assistance within the Latinx community, and is honored to provide services in Spanish. Alexa served as an Advocate for Survivors of Domestic Violence for two years; during this role she co-founded and co-facilitates (this group is ongoing) an Empowerment Group for Latina survivors of domestic violence in the Saint Joe County community. Alexa continues to work as a Counselor for college students. Throughout her practicum for her Masters program, Alexa was able to gain experience working with children, families, and adults for counseling services. Alexa was also able to shadow and help to facilitate substance use group therapy sessions, as well as grief support groups and art therapy groups.
Alexa is passionate about empowering her clients and meeting them wherever they are at. She knows that it is difficult to admit that one needs help, and knows that it is a huge first step to seek out assistance. One of Alexa’s favorite quotes, by Catherine Zeta Jones, is “There is no need to suffer in silence, and there is no shame in seeking help.” So, whether you are looking for therapy services for your child, you are a young adult seeking life guidance, or an adult hoping to process life’s curveballs, Alexa is here for you!