Katie Bendel, LCSW

Katie Bendel, LCSW

Community Outreach Liaison | South Region

Katie believes that recovery and mental wellness are created with and supported by community with others, and connection to our individual core values (like integrity, empathy, creativity, humility, or acceptance). As a social worker, she believes there is intrinsic strength and resilience in everyone; her goal is to help others find and remember this.

Katie earned her Master of Social Work degree through The University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to joining ERC Pathlight, Katie applied her social work skills in a variety of settings including dual diagnosis and substance use disorder treatment centers, and university/student disability services. Katie joined ERC Pathlight in 2017.

In her free time Katie enjoys gardening, kayaking with her husband - Ryan, mountain biking, hiking with her dogs – Buddy and Callie, creative arts, and volunteering in her community. Katie was born and raised in Texas and remains there today as a resident of the Texas Hill Country.

Educational Resources

Signs and Symptoms

Struggling With Food? When & How to Ask for Help

Are you struggling with food and wondering how to ask for help? Learn more about these common eating disorder signs and how to get the exact support…

Self Care

A Mindfulness Exercise to Reduce Perfectionism

Perfectionists love to act as though they have it “all together.” But, inside, they are suffering. See how mindfulness can reduce perfectionism.

Signs and Symptoms

ARFID point of view: "I'm new here"

Learn about the signs and symptoms of Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), an eating disorder diagnosis, and how to access ARFID…

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