Kelly Forward, BA

Detox/Residential BHT

Kelly hails from the East Coast, a native of Asheville, NC. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the College in Charleston in Charleston, SC, and applied her degree in organizational management and development, gaining 10 + years of experience in finance, technology, and law sectors. She prides herself on her ability to build enduring relationships and connect with people on both an individual and organizational level.

Kelly’s own struggle with substance abuse brought her to Palm Springs in 2018. Desperate and having worked to achieve and maintain sobriety for nearly half a decade, she sought a change of coast to bring about a change in perspective. As she is extremely close with her family in NC, moving wasn’t easy, but since coming to California, Kelly has built a family in recovery at KSC and in Palm Springs. Kelly has worked for Ken Seeley Communities in various capacities for over a year and has begun continuing her education in psychology and substance abuse counseling.

Kelly has a passion for vegetarian cooking, reading, thrift store shopping, and the beach and the mountains. The Buddhist quote “The trouble is, you think you have time.” embodies where is Kelly is currently in both life and recovery – working to stay present, focused, and connected to make good use of the life she’s been gracefully given.