The Healing Place

Get to Know: Heather Gibson

Get to Know: Heather Gibson

Heather Gibson is the Director of the The Healing Place Women’s Program. She joined the team in 2013. Heather holds a Master of Science in Social Work and is a Certified Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Are you from Louisville? If not, how did you end up here?
I moved to Louisville in 2006 for my first job out of college.

Why did you want to work in recovery?
I wanted to work in recovery because I believe this is an area where one can see the most change and be a part of the most change.

What is your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of the job is seeing a former client out in the community living a sober and productive life.

What is your least favorite part of the job?
My least favorite part of the job is turning away clients when we don’t have space in the program available.

How has The Healing Place made a difference in your life?
I get to be a part of something that I know is making a difference in individual lives, families and our community. I feel lucky that I have that opportunity.