719 Indiana Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
M.S.W., York University, Toronto, Ontario
B.S.W., Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Petra Batek’s approach to practice is strongly influenced by the needs, preferences, processing style, and goals of each individual seeking support. She views counseling as a collaborative process and is invested in working with individuals to find the perspectives, ways of relating, and coping strategies that feel most helpful to them. With this in mind, Batek strives to integrate multiple theoretical frameworks and modalities, with an emphasis on narrative, solution-focused, mindfulness, interpersonal, and anti-oppression orientations.
Over the past 19 years, Batek has worked in a number of different clinical settings, including several community-based organizations, employee assistance programs, and private practice venues. She considers herself a generalist and has engaged with individuals dealing with a wide variety of issues across the life span. Batek’s particular interests include working with persons experiencing post-trauma impacts, including military service members, grief and loss, and relational issues.