Eric L. Davis, PhD, LCSW, LCAC
Dr. Eric L. Davis co-founded Life Recovery Center in 2004 and currently serves as Executive Director. He has worked in the field of mental health and addiction for nearly 25 years and provides therapy from a holistic perspective; noting the importance of integrally addressing the needs of mind, body, and spirit in a successful recovery program. A devoted lifelong learner, his primary areas of professional interest include mental health and addiction recovery, problem gambling, counselor education and supervision, domestic violence and abuse intervention, trauma-informed care, psychopathology, and the role of spirituality in the therapeutic process.
Eric is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC), International Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC-II), Board-Approved Clinical Consultant (BACC), and ICADV-Certified Domestic Violence Batterers Intervention Program Senior Facilitator (BIP-SF). He obtained his Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) in 1999, Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2002, and Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling (Ph.D.) in 2010. He is currently pursuing a second doctorate in the Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program at Barry University and is scheduled to complete in August 2024. Additionally, he holds advanced international certifications in the areas of addiction counseling, gambling counseling, clinical consultation, and Christian counseling. He was ordained into Christian ministry on March 22, 2009, and is happy to offer Christian counseling upon client request.
Eric is the author of the book, The Bible and Addiction Recovery, which he self-published in 2010, and is currently writing a second book under contract with a major publisher. He has contributed articles on addiction recovery, self-help, and mental health-related topics to national magazines and has been featured as an expert on Fox 59, Sky News, and other television outlets as well as on the radio, podcasts, and in the Indianapolis Star, USA Today, and the NY Daily News. He is a regular trainer for the Indiana Office of Court Services and has been a guest speaker and presenter at numerous professional conferences, universities, churches, courts, probation offices, hospitals, and treatment facilities.
Always involved and passionate about mental health and addiction recovery, Eric currently serves as Board Chair of Mental Health America of Indiana. He is also the Immediate Past-President of ICAADA: The Association for Behavioral Health Professionals, during which Eric played a leading role in the creation of the BCPG (Board-Certified in Problem Gambling) credential, a state-recognized certification in the treatment of problem gambling for behavioral health professionals.
Eric also serves on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Indiana Council on Problem Gambling, and as a committee member on both the Human Services Advisory Committee of Ivy Tech Community College and the Recovery Committee of the National Council on Problem Gambling. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Psychological Association, the International Association of Christian Counseling Professionals, and is a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Eric also served on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Counseling Association from 2016-2021.
In 2015, Eric was appointed by former Vice President of the United States Mike Pence (then Governor) to the State of Indiana's Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Council (DVPT). Later that same year, he was named "Outstanding Batterers Intervention Professional of 2015" by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The following year, on behalf of Life Recovery Center, he accepted an award for being named "Outstanding Community Partner of 2016" by the Phylis Lan Lin Department of Social Work at the University of Indianapolis.
In addition to his work at Life Recovery Center, Eric teaches addiction-related courses for the Indiana University School of Social Work at IUPUI and the Phylis Lan Lin Department of Social Work at the University of Indianapolis.
Eric is also a professional musician (drummer, guitarist, and vocalist) who enjoys writing, recording, and performing music.
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