Press Release

            Mission: Quest Counseling and Consulting, Inc.’s mission is to provide substance use disorder and mental health services that exceed expectations. We are committed to providing quality client care in an environment that promotes self-discovery and change.

 

Quest Counseling opened its doors in January 2003, is incorporated as a not-for-profit company in the State of Nevada, and received its 501 (c) (3) status from the IRS in 2004. We provide outpatient evidence based therapy for adolescents and adults with substance use, mental health, and co-occurring disorders; individual and family counseling; presentations and workshops; community prevention programs; Felony DUI and Diversion Court Programs for adults (including a co-occurring disorders program for Reno Municipal Court and a Re-entry Program in conjunction with the 2nd Judicial District Court); a transitional living program for adolescent males (Quest House); and comprehensive substance use and mental health evaluations. Many of Quest Counseling’s services are available in English and Spanish.

 

Quest Counseling’s clinical programs are certified the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) in the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services in the Division of Public and Behavioral Health. The following certifications are current through March 2017:

 

  • Adolescents Drug Court Service
  • Level 0.5 Adolescent Early Intervention Services
  • Level 1 Adolescent Outpatient Services with Co-occurring Enhancement
  • Level I Adult Outpatient Services with Co-occurring Enhancement
  • Level 2.1 Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Services with Co-occurring Endorsement
  • Prevention Service
  • Adolescent Transitional Housing

 

In addition to outpatient services, Quest Counseling operates a transitional living facility (Quest House) which is licensed by Washoe County as a Specialized Foster Home and houses 10 beds for boys between the ages of 13 and 17. The clients live at Quest House, are transported to the Quest outpatient office for individual, group and family counseling every weekday morning then return to the house for lunch and online school in the afternoon. Because the majority of the clients do have co-occurring disorders (substance use disorder and mental health conditions), they might also have an appointment with Quest’s contracted psychologist or psychiatrist. Evenings are spent on chores and recreational activities. On weekends the boys go on outings that include visits to the Nevada Museum of Art, bowling, hikes, flag football, etc. or on home passes.

 

While Quest Counseling is known for its services to adolescents and young adults, staff also works with older adults, families and couples experiencing a wide variety of difficult situations. Staff is experienced, dedicated and well-trained.

 

Ancillary services also include a support group for parents with adult children with addictions, two support groups for the care givers of adolescents with drug and alcohol problems (one in English and one is Spanish), and a support group for transgendered young people. All groups are professionally facilitated.

 

Quest Counseling contracts with a psychologist who works at least five hours per week who performs testing, facilitates groups, consults and supervises staff, and works individually with clients. Quest Counseling also engages a child and adolescent psychiatrist eight hours per week who provides evaluations and medication management for clients and consultations with staff.

 

Quest Counseling also provides urine drug testing; adolescents and their parent/guardian both have to give consent for drug testing.

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