Tom Prendergast, LCAC, ICAADC, ICOGS
Office Extension: 103
Mr. Tom Prendergast co-founded Life Recovery Center in 2004 and currently serves as Co-Executive Director. He has worked in the field of addiction counseling for nearly thirty years and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout his career, Tom has worked as a counselor, program manager, and administrator. He has extensive experience working with a variety of populations, including adolescents, adults, families, individuals, and teams.
Tom is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC) who holds a Bachelors degree in Addiction Studies (BS) who holds advanced international certifications in the areas of addiction counseling and disordered gambling counseling. He is also an ICADV State-Certified Domestic Violence Batterers Intervention Program Senior Facilitator (BIP-SF) and has been featured as an expert discussing domestic violence issues in the Indianapolis Star and on Fox 59 news.
Tom is very active in the fight against domestic violence and the disease of addiction. He is a member of the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Indiana Credentialing Association on Addiction and Drug Abuse and the National Council on Problem Gambling. A firm believer in the power of education and prevention, Tom is a regular trainer for the Indiana Office of Court Services and has facilitated numerous professional trainings throughout the years. He has presented at multiple conferences, courts, treatment facilities, and probation offices.
Tom takes a thorough approach to addiction counseling; making sure his clients are not just well educated on the nature of the disease of addiction but the applicable dynamics of living life in recovery. He works hard to empower his clients to see their capacity for change and to take responsibility for improving their lives.
Tom's primary areas of professional interest include substance abuse and disordered gambling treatment, domestic violence prevention, batterers intervention programming, and working with military veterans.
Tom is an Honorably Discharged Veteran of the United States Air Force who enjoys being outdoors and riding motorcycles in his spare time.