Rebekah Bardwell, LPC, CEDS-S
Assistant Vice President, Clinical Operations, Connecticut Region
There is a ‘realness’ to Rebekah that is really refreshing. She is warm, creative, smart and always makes time to help her colleagues grow and better themselves. Bekah is a fearless and passionate member of our leadership team, and under her direction, our Connecticut clinics have developed and implemented various specialized treatment tracks including trauma, substance use and bariatric tracks. In her current role, Bekah is responsible for program development and clinical, administrative and fiscal oversight of ambulatory clinics in Amherst, MA, Worcester, MA South Windsor, CT, Guilford, CT and our inpatient unit in Rockville, CT.
Prior to joining us here at Walden, Bekah was an Intensive Care Manager at the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (Value Options, Inc.) in Rocky Hill, CT. She also founded and directed the Intuitive Eating Program (IOP) at Hollywood Pavilion Hospital in Hollywood, FL and held various clinical positions at The Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, FL. Bekah composed the foreword to the highly acclaimed “Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders” self-help book by Naomi Feigenbaum and was featured in the Emmy Nominated HBO Documentary “THIN.” Bekah earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Connecticut and is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist.
And if we think Bekah juggles a lot working at Walden, that’s nothing compared to her role as mom and competitive kickball player! Bekah was even part of the Las Vegas World Championship Kickball competition. A lover of manatees, she finds them ideal swimming partners and even adopted one as a member of the Save the Manatee Club.