Eric Buchtenkirch, MA

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My journey into the field of counseling is a bit unorthodox. I spent the majority of my adult life working in radio, including hosting two national morning shows on two different Christian radio networks. As someone who personally benefited from counseling, I found myself at a place of wanting to go from talking to thousands of people on the radio to someone who could build into someone more personally - so the pursuit into the counseling field resonated with where my heart was going. I completed my Masters in Counseling from Huntington University, along with professional and advanced counseling credentials from the Townsend Institute. I also have years of experience with pastoral counseling and care as a staff member of Crosspoint Church in Fishers.

I believe that seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. I incorporate an “outside-in and inside-out approach” to address a person’s problem, where we work to provide an individual with the tools and resources to manage and cope (outside-in), while working to get to the root of one’s challenge (inside-out). Theory-wise, I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, but adapt to meet the needs of the person. I enjoy working with and have experience counseling individuals and couples, including pre-marital counseling.

As a Christian, I believe that that real change, healing, and restoration is always possible. And I believe that can happen with you.