Lead BHA/P Instructor Teri Forst

Teri Forst, LPC-S, MAC was born and raised in Bethel, Alaska. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Master Addiction Counselor. She received a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University. She is currently a Behavioral Health Aide and Practitioner’s Instructor at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium along with owning a private counseling practice in Juneau. Teri started her career at the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel working as a Directing Clinician, Intake Clinician, and Emergency Services Clinician. Since then, she developed an integrated behavioral health program in a Community Health Center and worked as a Quality Assurance Coordinator for a youth residential treatment program. Her broad experience has provided her the foundation to be an effective course developer and instructor for behavioral health aides across the state. When Teri is not instructing or developing BHA training courses, she enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, boating and hiking with her husband, son, daughter, and dog.