John Marker, LMHC

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Therapy is like the rest stops on the road of life, where one stops periodically to rest, recharge, and get back into the swing of things. Are there are old habits that are no longer serving you that are keeping you from meeting your goals? Let’s get together to identify what you want to change, and create a plan to help you chart your course.


I am a mental health and clinical addictions counselor with more than 16 years of experience providing counseling services. I am transitioning from the world of community mental health to private practice. My previous work experience includes counseling older adults at Midtown Mental Health Center and at the Center for Mental Health (now Aspire Indiana).

I have worked with individuals ages 4 to 104 years old, but prefer working with adults, seniors, and teens 14+. My approach to counseling is primarily person-centered, and often incorporates cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based techniques. 

Originally from Fort Wayne, I followed a three-generation-long family tradition of attending Ball State University where I completed an undergraduate degree in Psychological Science in 1999. I then worked two years at a social services agency managing a program designed to screen individuals going into nursing facilities. In the fall of 2001, I went back to Ball State to complete a master’s degree in Counseling. I currently live on the east side of Indianapolis with my spouse of 19 years and 4-year-old daughter.