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

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.


Ketamine Treatment: The Role of the Nurse

Ketamine is an FDA-approved intervention for treatment-resistant depression and related disorders. Nurses play a vital role in ensuring patients’…