With nearly 20 years experience, Christy Forrester has received many certifications, honors, awards, credentials, and degrees. In 1999, she graduated from Pepperdine University with a Masters in Clinical Psychology and was nominated into the National Honor Society in Psychology as a lifetime member. Shortly after, she was Licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Psychotherapist. Christy continued her post-grad studies at UCLA, where she completed a 2 year program on Addictive Diseases. She is also Certified in Neuro Lingustic Programming (NLP) as well as Certified in Hypnosis. Christy is one of the 10% of therapists who is trained in Eye-movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She also obtained additional licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and was awarded Laguna Hills "Best Therapist" 2015 and 2016. She has published several articles on the opioid crisis and addiction. Christy has also trained hundreds of therapists, case managers, and counselors on addiction and co-occurring illness at her training seminar.