Linda N. Bakely
MSW, ABA, LMSW

Therapist

About Linda

Linda N. Bakely is starting her first year at Tulane University, where she is earning her Doctorate of Social Work (DSW), after completing her Post Master’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Master of Social Work (MSW) from Fordham University, and her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English from Rowan University. The doctorate degree allows Linda to further her career through research in trauma therapy and to broaden her expertise in practice and leadership within her profession.

Since 2009, she has worked in numerous therapeutic capacities, including substance- use treatment facilities, family-based mental health services, child advocacy centers, programs for children at-risk, and teaching children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her current work incorporates certifications and trainings in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and trauma-informed cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT). Linda’s critical thinking, client-centered nature, and eagerness to learn contribute to her strengths and proficiency in building relationships with others through trust and understanding.

Linda’s hobbies include reading, being creative, any outdoor activities incorporating water or mountains, traveling, and time with family and friends. 

“I am deeply honored, privileged, and very mindful of the work at Hammocks on the Edisto that is carried out every day by a team of caring professionals. I believe in holistic therapy addressing the “whole” person by integrating spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional forms of well-being. The goal is to help individuals develop a deeper understanding of themselves on all levels. Utilizing evidence-based treatment and a holistic framework tailored to the individual’s unique needs is what I strive to accomplish.”

Your Caring Treatment Professionals

Meet Our Team

Executive Team

Jonas Coatsworth

CEO & Chief Clinical Officer

Katie Carter

Director of Admissions

Melanie Knight

Director of Marketing & BD

Chad Paitl

Director of Facility Operations

Janie Ilderton

Director of Human Relations

Dr. John Emmel, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Clients Trust Us

Women's Stories of Hope

I stayed at the Hammocks in the spring of 2022. I can’t say enough wonderful things about my time there. I came into the Hammocks in a very low place but left feeling empowered, motivated and ready to start my life in sobriety. The staff and administration are fantastic, and the house and grounds are gorgeous. I felt more like a welcomed guest rather than a patient.

Lauren B.

The most incredible treatment facility ever! They offer a holistic approach centered in therapy, science, and female empowerment. Eric, Sarah, Jonas, Katie, and all of the other staff offer a level of compassion that I’ve never seen before in any treatment facility. And that says a lot coming from a child of two addicts who have been in and out of facilities my entire life. They are always available and respond quickly to any questions or discussions you may bring up. The family groups were amazing and I miss them every week. They truly care and believe that recovery is possible for all!

Rhapsody C.

I stayed at the Hammocks in the spring of 2022. I can’t say enough wonderful things about my time there. I came into the Hammocks in a very low place but left feeling empowered, motivated and ready to start my life in sobriety. The staff and administration are fantastic, and the house and grounds are gorgeous. I felt more like a welcomed guest rather than a patient.

Lauren B.

My wife spent a month at the Hammocks and I have nothing but incredible things to say about the facility. The help and therapy she received has truly been life changing for our family. From the day I called to discuss admission, Jonas, the director, made himself immediately available to any questions or concerns I had. Throughout her stay, I participated in multiple family sessions a week with Sarah or Eric who were both excellent. They were kind and accepting, but also thought-provoking and challenging. Not to mention, the whole facility is absolutely beautiful. I would highly recommend the Hammocks to any family in need of a recovery center.

Erica U.

This facility has absolutely saved my life. It is secluded, peaceful, beautiful, and a lovely gone environment that makes external and internal healing much easier to tackle. Being away from family and doing the intense work needed for recovery is hard enough in any environment but the Hammocks makes you feel like you are nothing shy of family. You are treated with respect and kindness, and your needs are listened to and accommodated and the staff is so loving and supportive.

Krista B.

This facility has absolutely saved my life. It is secluded, peaceful, beautiful, and a lovely gone environment that makes external and internal healing much easier to tackle. Being away from family and doing the intense work needed for recovery is hard enough in any environment but the Hammocks makes you feel like you are nothing shy of family. You are treated with respect and kindness, and your needs are listened to and accommodated and the staff is so loving and supportive.

Krista B.

As a therapist at Hammocks on the Edisto, I am so proud to be a part of this great team of caring professionals. Being directly involved in the process of change for our clients is a honor. The facility is beautiful and inviting and provides a healthy environment for our residents to thrive. The programming is like nothing I’ve been part of before. From our comprehensive and diverse group sessions, the wellness and yoga component, our individual therapy, medical and nursing care, nutrition and on site chef, and a great team of recovery associates, we collectively provide a great recovery experience.

Eric H.

Hammocks on the Edisto is a dream come true in so many ways. This is a unique place where women can progress on their journey to recovery surrounded by the beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry and supported by a team of compassionate expert providers. Offerings beyond talk therapy include yoga, cooking demonstrations, adventures to local parks and beaches, and wellness coaching. The facility is never over crowded and each woman gets lots of personalized care. The healing potential is felt as soon as you drive down the long private driveway to the house. Highly recommend.

Kate A.

Real Recovery for Women