Katie Bendel, LCSW
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.