Dr. Baca is a licensed clinician, educator, and social worker. With more than 28 years of experience, he’s earned a strong reputation for his evidence-based approach to family therapy and couples counseling. As a published academic, he works to advance the field of family therapy through imago relationship therapy (IRT), an innovative approach that seeks to understand relationship dynamics through lived experiences. Knowledgeable and professional, Dr. Baca has dedicated his life to helping people improve their lives and relationships.
To learn more about Dr. Baca and his practice, don’t hesitate to call (317) 255-5078 today.
Dr. Baca’s Story
Psychologist. Counselor. Community Builder.
Dr. Baca wears many hats–counselor, clinician, social worker–but throughout his life, one thing’s remained the same: his unwavering commitment to bettering his community.
He began his ambitious career in social work. Studying at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he completed his Master of Social Work (MSW), before pursuing his Master of Clinical Psychology at Central Michigan University.
From there, Dr. Baca completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the Union Institute & University. During his training, he benefited from the inspired teaching of Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Pat Love, under whose guidance he earned his qualifications as a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and Couples Workshop Presenter, respectively. Since then, he has had his work published in a number of publications concerning imago relationship theory and practice.
Down-to-Earth Roots, Cross-Country Journeys
Dr. Baca is a proud Indianapolis resident. But he’s also proud to spread his roots wide across this country. He is Native American and Hispanic, with centuries-old ancestry in New Mexico, and he is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. He’s lived and worked in Santa Fe, Cincinnati, Michigan, and Wisconsin. His nationwide origins mean that he loves venturing from coast to coast. When not hard at work, he can be found tinkering on his motorcycle and automobile, getting them ready for his next big journey.
A Diverse Practitioner Serving a Diverse Clientele
Dr. Baca provides service to all couples, groups, and families. His doors are open to all who need the compassionate guidance of a trusted therapist, and he welcomes clients from all backgrounds and walks of life. He provides services in both English and Spanish.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Baca has presented national workshops on a number of marital therapy issues, including character problems, object relations, envy, and pedophilia. He’s also worked as a forensic psychologist, and he has consulted private and public agencies on such topics as staff development, program development, and training. He is also a well-established educator. He has supervised postgraduate students and taught classes in marriage and family therapy at the Christian Theological Seminary.
Ultimately, Dr. Baca’s primary commitment is to help couples and families grow. He loves helping couples blossom by helping them understand each other’s needs and experiences.
Dr. Baca’s Approach to Family Therapy
Tried. Tested. Trusted.
As a certified imago relationship therapist, Dr. Baca helps couples through relational counseling. He strives to promote positive feedback through fruitful dialogue and judgment-free communication, allowing couples to deepen their connections.
Over his years of experience, Dr. Baca has developed his own integrative approach to therapy. Combining IRT, gestalt therapy, and object-relations theory, Dr. Baca blends disciplines to provide a more personalized and action-based form of therapy. His humor, candor, honesty, as well as his clinical acumen are the cornerstones of his clinical skills. He is also an excellent teacher, with experience as a clinical supervisor for social workers and marriage and family therapists.
Bernard J. Baca Ph.D.,LCSW: Indianapolis’s Leading Family Therapist
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Diligence, experience, and compassion are what allow Dr. Baca to excel as a family therapist. Countless couples and individuals have come to benefit from his expert advice and guidance. If you think you can also benefit, get in touch today to schedule an initial consultation.