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Val Teichert
Val Teichert

Val Teichert

The Family Support Center

Winnemuca, NV USA

"Strong families bring strong communities."

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Day In The Life

Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor

I craft recovery journeys, focusing on individuals and their broader family dynamics.


Day In The Life Of A Drug And Alcohol Counselor

My Day to Day

My days are filled with assessing and understanding clients' backgrounds, including family history, legal issues, and mental health, to address substance abuse comprehensively. I conduct in-depth assessments and offer counseling up to three times a week, often involving clients' families to tackle substance use as a collective issue. My work is a blend of counseling, case management, and connecting clients with resources.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Associate's Degree

    Child Development

    Associates Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Marriage & Family Studies

    Brigham Young University–Idaho

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    After high school, I ventured into early childhood education, earning an associate degree in child development.

  • 2.

    I built my career working at Head Start programs and child development centers.

  • 3.

    I earned my bachelor’s degree in marriage and family studies, strengthening my knowledge and experience in the whole family unit.

  • 4.

    After about 25 years working for child development programs, I decided I wanted a change of pace and applied for a drug and alcohol counselor position.

  • 5.

    I was hired and then proceeded to complete all the classes and training necessary for the position—I loved all of it and knew I had made the right decision.

  • 6.

    I’ve been working as a substance abuse counselor for about a decade now!