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About Dr. Eric L. Davis

Dr. Eric L. Davis

"For me, being a therapist is a calling. I am truly passionate about what I do."

About Me

I focus on many issues affecting the well-being of my clients, including substance abuse and addiction, problem gambling, psychological and emotional issues, social and family relationships, personal and professional goals, wellness, spirituality, and coping with trauma and life stressors. I am here to help, and I am here to listen. Though I can assist you with various issues, my specialty is treating substance use disorder and problem gambling.


Believe me when I tell you I'm no stranger to addiction or recovery. I am a person in long-term recovery myself, the child of an alcoholic, have been teaching addiction courses at local universities for over a decade, and have been treating addiction professionally as a therapist for 25 years.

I provide therapy from a holistic perspective, noting the importance of integrally addressing the mind, body, and spirit in a successful recovery program. I offer specialized services designed to assist you in not only getting started with a recovery program but also in developing and maintaining an ongoing recovery plan and healthy lifestyle.


If you are hurting right now, please pick up the phone and call me for a free confidential consultation today. Addiction is an "equal opportunity destroyer," it destroys our relationships, jobs, freedom, finances, hopes and dreams, etc... but no one has to fight it alone. Let me help you begin to heal. I am here and ready to help you regain control of your life.

Dr. Eric L. Davis co-founded Life Recovery Center in 2004, where he currently serves as Executive Director. He is also available for individual therapy sessions by appointment.

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC)​​

Advanced Board Certifications
  • International Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC)

  • Master Addiction Counselor (MAC)
  • International Certified Gambling Counselor II (ICGC-II)​​​
  • Board-Approved Clinical Consultant in Problem Gambling (BACC)
  • Board-Certified in Problem Gambling (BCPG)
  • Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (BCPCC)

  • Batterers Intervention Professional - Senior Facilitator (BIP-SF)

  • DSW, Doctor of Social Work, in progress, August 2024

  • PhD,  Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling, 2010

  • MSW, Master of Social Work, 2002

  • BSW, Bachelor of Social Work, 1999

Professional Recognition and Honors
  • Keynote Speaker, Indiana Council on Problem Gambling 2023 Conference

  • Outstanding Batterers Intervention Professional of 2015 by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • Outstanding Community Partner of 2016 by the Phylis Lan Lin Department of Social Work at the University of Indianapolis

Professional Organizations and Service
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors: Mental Health America of Indiana (2022-2024)

  • Council Member, Indiana Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Council (2015-2024). Appointed by Governor Mike Pence in 2015. 

  • President: ICAADA, The Association of Behavioral Health Professionals (2012-2014; 2016-2022)

  • Board of Directors: Indiana Counseling Association (2016-2021)

  • Board of Directors: Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2019-present)

  • Board of Directors: Indiana Council on Problem Gambling (2019-present)

  • Committee Member: Recovery Committee, National Council on Problem Gambling (2019-present)

  • Author of the book The Bible and Addiction Recovery, published in 2009

  • Articles on mental health and addiction-related topics published in national magazines

  • Presenter and panel member at numerous professional conferences, universities, courts, hospitals, and treatment facilities

University Teaching Experience
  • Associate Adjunct of Social Work (Faculty): Phylis Lan Lin Department of Social Work, School of Applied Behavioral Sciences, University of Indianapolis 

  • Adjunct of Social Work: Indiana University School of Social Work, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis​​ 

  • Adjunct of  Mental Health Counseling: Department of Psychological Science and Counseling, Marian University Indianapolis

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