Walden Behavioral Care
Bekah is a fearless and passionate member of Walden's senior leadership team, and under her direction, our clinics have developed and implemented various specialized treatment tracks including an electives program, and the country's first specialized IOP programming for LGBTQ+ populations with eating disorders. In her current role, Bekah is responsible for program development and clinical, administrative and fiscal oversight of all of Walden's virtual programs and ambulatory clinics in CT, Amherst and Peabody, MA and our residential and ambulatory programs in Atlanta, GA. This year, she founded and developed Walden's first Weight Inclusivity Task Force - a truly multi-disciplinary initiative focused on challenging weight stigma and individualizing weight restoration and/or weight neutral goals. Bekah brings over 20 years of eating disorder case at the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (Beacon Health Options) 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 Approved IAEDP Supervisor. 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.
Financial: Rebekah Bardwell Doweyko is the assistant vice president of clinical operations for Walden Behavioral Care’s Connecticut region. She is an author and receives royalties, and she receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc..
Non-financial: has no relevant non-financial relationships.