Eric Comstock, M.A., LMFT, LCAC
Eric Comstock is the Director of Clinical Services, Adult Mental Health and Addictions for Behavioral Health Services at Community Health Network. Community is one of the largest Behavioral Health systems in Indiana, seeing over 29,000 people in 2016.
Eric is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC) and has over 15 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families.
Eric has been married for 21 years and has two daughters. Eric met his wife in college and they moved to California after graduation. In 2001, they relocated to Indiana and live in the Indianapolis area.
Eric provides three main services:
Eric specializes in helping individuals, couples and families struggling with relationship problems, parenting challenges, addictions, anger, anxiety and work conflicts.
Eric offers counseling at his private practice office in Indianapolis or by HIPAA-compliant video conferencing.
Eric developed a program for medical professionals that meets the standards of the Indiana State Medical Association’s (ISMA) Physician Assistance Program. The ISMA refers physicians to the Doc Renewal program who are experiencing interpersonal conflicts, stress, burnout and overall work/life balance issues.
The Doc Renewal program provides an Accountability & Support Group that meets on a regular basis to help professionals make the changes they want in their personal and professional lives.
Eric is an experienced trainer in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Eric was trained as a trainer in MI by Dr. Bill Miller and Dr. Stephen Rollnick, co-developers of MI as part of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).
Eric was also trained as a trainer in ACT by Dr. Kevin Polk, co-author of The Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix and has close to 100 hours of training in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy with the some of the top ACT trainers in the US and Australia. He is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS).
Prior to Eric’s position as Director of Clinical Services at Community Health Network, he was an Associate Professor and Chair of the Human Services program at Ivy Tech Community College for 12 years. He taught a variety of courses in interviewing and assessment, behavior modification and abnormal psychology.
Eric’s counseling approach and education background:
Eric uses only evidence-based approaches to counseling that have been demonstrated by research to be effective and that are recognized by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration, which is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Eric’s main counseling approaches are Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and the Gottman Method (for couples).
Eric’s clinical training is in couples and family therapy and addictions counseling. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, his certificate in Chemical Dependency Studies from California State University, East Bay and his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, Graduate School of Professional Psychology in Pleasant Hill, California.