“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are dirt.” -John Muir
Chloe Huerta is a counselor at the Visions Intensive Outpatient Program. She emphasizes helping teens find their voice through meaningful and effective interventions while preserving a sense of playfulness. Some of her current work ventures involve improving communication, implementing DBT skills, building self-esteem, and encouraging fun in recovery.
Chloe has been part of the Visions community for over 10 years. Her journey started with when she was admitted into the Visions residential program in 2007. She says, without hesitation, that Visions saved her life. She learned to connect with herself in a healthy, authentic way as well as learned effective coping skills and developed a meaningful and healthy relationship with her family. Visions brought her on to its team as a program aide a few years later. She also worked as the assistant manager of the Extended Care program, followed by a position in the alumni support team, and as a recovery mentor. She has also worked as a K-5 classroom teacher and as a counselor at an adolescent group home. She regularly volunteers with teens at a local YMCA with their residential camp and Model Legislative and Court programs. She graduated from UCLA Extension as a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor in 2013 and is currently pursuing an undergraduate psychology degree at Antioch University.
Chloe is passionate about being an advocate for adolescents. What most fulfills her professionally is seeing teens light up as they find intrinsic happiness and achieve what they previously thought impossible. her superpower is helping others get in touch with their inner child.
By day, you can find her exploring the outdoors, whether that’s hiking, going to the beach, bike riding with her friends, or hanging out with her younger brother. At night, she is usually catching up on her favorite TV shows when she’s not in class or studying.