Credentials

Quest Center is licensed by the State of Oregon as a community mental health agency and an alcohol and drug treatment services provider. Our licensed, credentialed practitioners and staff work collaboratively as a team and with external partners to assist clients in reaching the goals set forth in their individual treatment plans. Data indicates that our extensive outreach and use of peer mentors have successfully enabled clients to adhere to medical and treatment protocols, keeping clients engaged in their care.

Our mental health team of qualified mental health professionals (QMHPs) includes psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and masters level mental health professionals. The medical team includes a doctor of osteopathy, doctor of naturopathy, family nurse practitioner, doctor of Chinese medicine, licensed acupuncturists, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Our alcohol and drug recovery counselors in the Finding and Sustaining Recovery program are licensed CADCI or candidates for licensure. In addition, our programming includes yoga instructed by a registered yoga teacher.

We are a training site for doctoral level candidates in psychology from Pacific University and master’s level social work candidates from Portland State University. Quest Center further serves as a practicum site for alcohol and drug counselors training through Portland Community College. Chinese medical students intern at Quest Center as part of their Community Health Internship at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Residents from Oregon Health and Science University’s Oncology Department assist with Quest Center cancer clients. HIV services are led by a director with a master’s degree in public health.

Quest Center was named a Multnomah County Public Health Hero in 2010. We are the sole mental health provider for Ryan White Services in the Portland. That is, we provide mental health care for HIV positive men and women who fall below 200% of the federal poverty line.