Katy is a San Fernando Valley native and recovering alcoholic who fostered a passion for recovery from her experience and journey to seek a better life free from the grips of addiction. She earned her first position in the field of recovery in 2012 as a counselor 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 for serving those with mental health issues and substance use disorders continued to grow throughout her experience. Katy’s dedication to serving the community by building relationships has led her back to Creative Care as the Director of Outreach. She promises to support each client to obtain the individual care they need and deserve and make 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.