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Dr. Katrina Gary-Forte'

Dr. Gary-Forte' is a doctorate leveled clinician who specializing in individual, couples and family substance use therapy, and maintains a licensed outpatient treatment facility in Houston, Texas. Dr. Katrina Gary-Forte' was born in San Antonio, TX and raised in a military family and has practiced in Houston, TX for the last 10 years. 

Dr. Katrina Gary-Fortè is a Professor and the Practicum and Program Coordinator of the Human Services Technology Program at Houston Community College. Dr. Gary-Fortè is the Owner of the substance use treatment facility, Trade It In, the Founder and President of The Willard Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and is the Founder of The Coalition to End Fentanyl Poisoning and Opioid Overdose.  Dr. Gary-Forte’ is also a mental health advocate and as such has worked closely with many individuals and entities to change legislation and implement positive change in the mental health field.

Prior to branching out into the mental health field, Dr. Gary-Fortè worked as a caseworker for the Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS), once she graduated from Texas State University. During her tenure at DFPS, Dr. Gary-Fortè obtained a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Gary-Fortè later obtained a second Master’s Degree of Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Walden University.

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