Katy is a San Fernando Valley native and recovering alcoholic who fostered a passion for recovery as a result of her own journey. She earned her first position working in the field of recovery in 2012 as a counselor here at Creative Care, Malibu. While working at Creative Care, Katy attended the Addiction Studies Program at Pierce College through its completion. She obtained her certification as a drug and alcohol counselor. Katy moved on to gain diversity and expand her skill-set working with the LGBTQ, HIV+, homeless and post-incarcerated demographic. Her passion to serve those with mental health issues and substance use disorders continued to grow throughout her experience. Katy’s dedication to serve the community by building relationships has led her back to Creative Care as the Director of Outreach. Her promise is to support each client obtain the individual care they need and deserve, as well as making sure each client has a smooth transition in the next part of their journey to recovery and healing. She is currently working towards her BA in Psychology.