Psychotherapy Services


Our Goal

To provide a comfortable, confidential, safe space where individuals, couples, and families can talk about the intimate details of their lives - even things they don't normally share with family members and close friends.

Through the process of . . .

Reflecting on internal personal and extrenal relationship dynamics, we trust that the people we encounter in psychotherapy will acquire new insights, that will lead to effective changes in their lives.

We Don't . . .

Know what is best for the people with whom we work. We don't make decisions for people. We don't coerce, manipulate, and employ other forms of persuasion to influence people to do what we think is best for them. 

We trust . . .

That each individual is the "expert" concerning his or her life and has the internal resources to making changes that lead to more satisfying relationships and a happier life. We assist people in accessing and actualizing these resources.

We offer . . .

Various forms of feedback that foster greater awareness of personal and interpersonal dynamic patterns, tools to positively change troubling patterns, and support and encouragement as people experiment with new behavior.

David J. Burkhard, M.A., LMFT, LCSW, LMHC


Education and Licensures

M.A. from Christian Theological Seminary in Pastoral Care and Counseling - including an additional 18 hours of graduate credit and a 3rd year of clinical practicum beyond the Masters' degree. Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, and Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana. Also licensed to provide Category 1 CEU's to Indiana social workers, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, addictions counselors, and clinical addictions counselors.

Post Graduate Training

Certified as an  Internal Family Systems  (IFS) Therapist - completed levels 1-3 trainings. Completed 2yr. training in Gestalt Therapy, 2yr. training is Psychopathology and Personology. Certified as an Administrator of the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory. Intensive EMDR training. Certificate Program in Mindfulness.

Private Practice Established in 1989

JoAnne Burkhard, MSW, LCSW


Education and Licensures

MSW in Social Work from the IU School of Social Work. Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the state of Indiana.

Post Graduate Training and Experience

6 years of clinical experience at Valle Vista Behavioral Health (Greenwood) and Cummins Behavioral Health (Avon). Completed Externship Training in Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy (EFT). Intensive Training in EMDR.

Private Practice Established in 2005


Most Major Insurance Company Reimbursements Accepted.

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Burkhard Counseling

7110 S. East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227, us

(317) 883-1476