Meet Our Therapists

Need counseling that offers flexibilty, sliding scale fees and free consultations? Call us at 812-422-6812
Patrick Backer

Patrick Backer

Th.B, L. L.C.A.C, CADACIV, Program Director

Patrick Backer founded New Visions Counseling in 1998, focusing on substance abuse and addiction treatment. He is a licensed clinical addictions counselor and holds a CADAC IV certification. Patrick is also a Certified Anger Management Specialist.

Patrick has 33 years experience with both inpatient and outpatient treatment, counseling a broad range of clients from different backgrounds, cultures, and mental health issues. He specializes in rational emotive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, bringing his unique and bold teaching style to create rich, meaningful and reflective discussions.

A husband and father of a blended family, Patrick is experienced and knowledgeable in navigating the difficulties and complications that come with parenting, co parenting, and surviving the everyday with children. His life experiences continue to fuel his passion for teaching and belief in positive change.

Patrick can be found on any given weekend picking through antique stores for treasure with Buddy, his cohort and Cocker Spaniel.

Whitney Bennett

Whitney Bennett

BA, Assistant Director

Whitney has her Bachelors of Arts degree  from the University of Southern Indiana, and has been with New Visions Counseling since 2013.

Whitney utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing and enjoys integrating workshops and training modules into her group therapy sessions to create a richer, more interactive learning experience.

Whitney works with clients and covers a wide variety of topics to help them regain a healthy life balance.

Being a wife and a mother of two children, Whitney has a heart for helping restore the family unit, for giving hope to parents who struggle with addiction. She leads the parenting class that helps encourage and educate mothers on all aspects of raising healthy, happy children.

Whitney is an out-of-the-box thinker who enjoys the challenges of being wife, mother, and counselor all in a day’s work. When she gets a moment to herself, she’s quick to make a cup of coffee and bury her nose in a book.



We are a privately owned outpatient treatment program dedicated to excellence in every aspect, and that includes accommodating tough schedules, creating affordable programs, and not asking for any upfront fees to talk to a counselor to get started.

We’d love to help you get your life headed back in the right direction.

  • Flexible Treatment Schedules
  • Sliding Scale Fees
  • Free Consultations
  • Outpatient Treatment Programs
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