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Elva Pulido
Elva Pulido

Elva Pulido

The Family Support Center

Winnemuca, NV USA

"There’s no right or wrong way. Just be you. Be your authentic self."

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Day In The Life

Peer Support Counselor

I guide adolescents through recovery, setting healthy boundaries, and fostering resilience.


Day In The Life Of A Substance Abuse Counselor

My Day to Day

My day revolves around guiding both court-mandated and private individuals. I particularly enjoy connecting with adolescent clients. I focus on teaching healthy boundaries, emphasizing respect and effective communication. Each client's uniqueness brings a variety of goals and unexpected crises, making my schedule unpredictable yet deeply rewarding. It's about adapting, problem-solving, and staying centered on treatment goals amidst the ebb and flow of each day's challenges.

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    My own struggle with substance use led me to a path of recovery and helping others.

  • 2.

    Completing an 18-month specialty court program was a turning point in my journey to service.

  • 3.

    Volunteering with parenting programs ignited my passion for active service in my community.

  • 4.

    I now work as a substance abuse counselor—I work with a diverse age range but find a special connection with adolescents in my counseling.