Gustavo Chavez, CATC-1
Chemical Dependency Counselor / Case Manager
Gus is a bilingual (Spanish/ English) Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC-1) . He attained his certification through the California Association of Drug and Alcohol Educators in 2015. He also received his certificates of achievement in Addiction Studies and Co-Occurring Disorders from Allen Hancock College in 2013.
Gus started his career working at Atascadero State Hospital, then later working at a local detox facility, clean and sober living homes, and also for the Santa Barbara County Treatment Courts. Gus’ personal experience with addiction, addiction recovery, and being an active participant in the 12-step program define him as a substance abuse counselor.