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Sandy seeks to provide positive and sustained change for clients. She utilizes trauma informed approaches with a variety of issues and/or concerns impacting individual effectiveness.Through these strategies, she assists individuals and families to recover from: trauma associated with addictions and eating disorders, abuse associated with growing up LGBTQIA+, impact of growing up in an abusive or emotionally unavailable family environment. She also assists clients in reprocessing single incident PTSD, and grief/loss. In addition, she assists individuals to more effectively manage attention deficit disorder, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. Sandy works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
She uses treatment models to best meet the needs of specific clients including:
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Beatriz is a master’s student in the Counseling Psychology program at UW-Madison. She works to provide an experience where individuals feel cared for through individualized and authentic therapeutic relationships. Beatriz’s past experiences include supporting adolescents’ well-being during wilderness therapy and supporting families through providing strengths-based parent education.
They value equity in mental health care services and a space for individuals to feel wholly seen in their unique intersections of identity and experience. Beatriz believes that all individuals have a unique potential to find meaning throughout their lives. Through gently guiding folks towards using courage and vulnerability, they hope to support individuals in moving away from painful patterns and towards creating personal meaning. Beatriz hopes to use their dedication to continuous education and awareness of systemic oppressions to support Queer and BIPOC children and adults with a dedication.
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Stacy Cohen, LPC, received her Master’s degree in clinical mental health with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Stacy is also a licensed speech language pathologist and is experienced in working with people impacted by communication impairments.
Stacy works with individuals and couples seeking help with anxiety, depression, relationship and intimacy difficulties, life transition, grief/loss, and trauma. She believes everyone has the ability to makes changes in their life and she strives to create a safe, non-judgmental space in which people can heal and create positive change. Stacy uses an integrative trauma sensitive approach that is strength-based and systemic in nature. Treatment techniques include EMDR, solution-focused brief therapy, relational work, MBCT (mindfulness based cognitive therapy), the Gottman approach, and others. Stacy welcomes all people and all types of relationships and sexuality into her practice. She is sex-positive and kink and poly friendly.
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Kelly Costigan, LPC, received her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kelly's experience includes rehabilitation counseling in the Dane county community and working with the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a professional and varsity student-athlete. She is skilled in building rapport with clients and using a strength-based style that incorporates trauma informed care practices. Kelly primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Experiential Therapy (i.e. therapeutic activities, art, music) techniques. She sees adults, including university students and student-athletes, who would like assistance with life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, work, compassion fatigue, identity/search for meaning, chronic illness and pain, grief, sports performance, and happiness.
Kelly is creative and passionate about helping others work towards wellness in various aspects of their lives. She encourages a “Growth Mindset,” meaning over time people can view challenges as opportunities for growth and building resilience. Kelly infuses sport psychology practices to counsel with others in reaching their goals and full potential.
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Erin De Vos, LPC, works with people to successfully meet life's challenges, navigate change, and develop a practice to grow into their best selves as individuals or families. She has worked in the field of counseling for more than 15 years and has experience working with children, teens, adults, and families from all walks of life.
Erin specializes in working with those who have experienced trauma, as well as clients who may experience and struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life transitions, stress, and loss. She uses a variety of treatment modalities to support change and will work in collaboration with the individual or family to find the best fit. She uses therapies such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Somatic Experiencing, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She also uses traditional talk therapy, CBT, mindfulness, and play therapy.
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Christina is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience providing support to people with mental health and substance use concerns. Christina works to create a welcoming and accepting environment and partners with her clients to create and work toward their treatment goals. Christina believes that everyone can create a life worth enjoying and sees herself as a guide in this process.
Christina uses a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach in her work and provides EMDR, CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Gottman Method therapies. Christina has extensive experience in providing treatment for trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship concerns, parenting, substance use concerns and health anxieties. Christina welcomes people from the LGBTQIA+ community and treats children (8+), adolescents, adults, couples and families.
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Lori Duzan, LPC, received her Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Educational Psychology, and she has worked for many years in the mental health sector. Lori has been clinically trained in multiple evidence-based treatment models including EMDR, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and Motivational Interviewing, and she utilizes these and other clinical approaches to treat children, teens, and adults.
One of Lori’s clinical specialties is providing trauma-specific services (meaning direct, focused work on the sometimes scary, dangerous, and violent things that have happened to some people). She believes that people have the ability to heal from incredible histories and challenges, and she considers it a privilege to partner with others in this journey. In addition to trauma, Lori often sees people with challenges related to anxiety, depression, grief, loss, inequity and discrimination, life transitions, relationships, and parenting.
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Janice sees counseling as an opportunity to bring hope, peace, meaning, and connection to life. Her integrated approach includes EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), mindfulness, CBT, DBT, and Psychodynamic Therapy. This is a very gentle process that allows for the down-regulation of the central nervous system creating the necessary condition in which healing can happen.
Problems often occur when negative experiences are stored in a state that is easily triggered which causes emotional and behavioral reactivity or shut down. In this activated state a person has a sense of helplessness and powerlessness over their circumstances. This approach allows these negative experiences to be stored in a more stable state, creating a sense of empowerment that allows lasting life change to be fully realized. Janice specializes in working with trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, performance anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship or family problems. Janice works with adolescents, adults, and couples.
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Cecilia is a licensed clinical social worker with years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She believes that all people are worthy of compassion and healing, and she is honored to partner with clients in their journeys. Cecilia has extensive experience providing trauma-focused therapy and case management to survivors of sexual and domestic abuse. She additionally works with clients in developing internal resources to navigate and cope with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Cecilia has provided mental health support in English and Spanish and has experience working with Latinx youth and families. She welcomes clients of all backgrounds and centers clients’ experiences, strengths, and values in their therapeutic work.
Cecilia has training in TF-CBT, EMDR, and DBT, as well as integrates expressive therapies and mindfulness into her therapy practice. Her primary focus is to customize any treatment model to fit the needs and goals of her clients.
Cecilia es una trabajadora social clínica licenciada con años de experiencia trabajando con niños, adolescentes y adultos. Ella cree que todas las personas son dignas de compasión y sanación, y se siente honrada de colaborar con los clientes en sus viajes. Cecilia tiene una amplia experiencia brindando terapia centrada en el trauma y manejo de casos a sobrevivientes de abuso sexual y doméstico. Además, trabaja con los clientes en el desarrollo de recursos internos para navegar y hacer frente a la ansiedad, la depresión y las transiciones de la vida. Cecilia ha brindado apoyo de salud mental en inglés y español y tiene experiencia trabajando con jóvenes y familias latinas. Da la bienvenida a clientes de todos los orígenes y centra las experiencias, fortalezas y valores de los clientes en su trabajo terapéutico.
Cecilia tiene formación en TF-CBT, EMDR y DBT, además de integrar terapias expresivas y mindfulness en su práctica terapéutica. Su objetivo principal es personalizar cualquier modelo de tratamiento para que se adapte a las necesidades y objetivos de sus clientes.
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Kjerstin partners with her clients to foster healing, growth, and resiliency. She believes in each person’s ability to find meaning and strength in the process and works with clients toward sustainable change. Kjerstin offers trauma-specific therapy for adults, teens, and parent-child pairs with a range of approaches including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Brainspotting, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Kjerstin also has extensive experience in supporting women and families in fertility, pregnancy, loss, childbirth trauma, postpartum depression and anxiety, and parenting.
Kjerstin also works with clients around issues including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, life transitions, medical and health issues, academic stress, foster care/adoption/attachment, and relationships. Kjerstin uses CBT, Experiential Therapy, Play Therapy, DBT skills, and Motivational Interviewing. Kjerstin has her MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been working with children, adolescents, families, and adults in many capacities for 15 years.
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Lisa is a licensed professional counselor with more than 20 years of experience supporting children, adolescents, adults, and families. Lisa believes in a systemic approach to therapy and seeks to address people not only as individuals but also as part of a larger system, teaching them to recognize their interactional patterns within relationships.
Lisa utilizes a variety of different, strength-based, therapy techniques. One of Lisa’s primary approaches to treatment involves solution-focused cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients recognize how negative thoughts and habits impact mood, physical health, and overall well-being. Lisa focuses on treating depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma recovery. She is also skilled in collaborating with families to address bullying, academic struggles, peer relationships at school. Lisa can also assist with issues involving child protective services, foster care, and the youth justice system.
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Kathryn feels that all individuals who are dealing with life’s difficult circumstances are capable of change and deserving of happiness. She supports individuals in their unique journeys of managing mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, and trauma. She has extensive experience working with clients with substance use concerns and post-traumatic stress, as well as those who are involved in the criminal justice system.
Kathryn is available to work with individuals, couples, children, and families experiencing a variety of concerns. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and believes that a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship provides space for individuals to heal. She helps clients to understand the ways in which our thoughts affect our feelings and behaviors, and to manage negative thinking patterns to improve self-esteem, decrease destructive behaviors, and improve relationships. She strives to support individuals by helping them to recognize their strengths, support, and potential to heal.
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Julia Jones has a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Julia is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy and has training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Child Centered Play Therapy. She draws from these and other counseling theories and evidence based models to support individuals as they build insight, knowledge, and skills.
Julia believes in the ability of individuals to recover and thrive in the wake of terrible circumstances, and that effective therapy is an excellent resource in this process. She works with many age groups, but especially enjoys working with children and teens and their families. Julia also has experience and specialization in safe trauma recovery. Julia works with individuals working through depression, anxiety, and family conflict and welcomes individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.
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Sara has been working in the field of counseling for over 20 years and has received her PhD from the European Graduate School in Switzerland. Seeing life through the lenses of creativity and empathy enhances her work with a variety of people. Sara’s style is best described as nurturing and direct. When you meet with Sara, you will find her approachable and with a bias toward healing.
Dr. Jordan specializes in working with those who have depression and anxiety, experienced trauma, addiction, as well as disordered eating, OCD, sensory issues, LGBTQ+ community and ADHD. Sara works well with high school and college students, PhD candidates, and other working professionals. Sara has experience working with children ages 9+, teens, adults, couples and families. Sara uses a variety of treatment modalities to support dynamics of compassion and change; using therapies such as Expressive Arts Therapy, Art Therapy, and DBT. Sara also enjoys traditional talk therapy and mediation strategies to achieve counseling needs.
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Stefan is pursuing a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin. Prior to entering the world of therapy, he worked as a visual artist. His non-traditional background opened him up to the healing power of creativity, flow, and connection which he aims to carry into the therapy room.
Stefan believes in providing a comfortable and warm space where individuals feel safe to explore the stories that they tell themselves about their past, present, and future. He fosters a collaborative relationship that includes boundary setting, healthy coping skills, effective communication, and self-awareness. He believes integrating the connection of mind, body, and any spiritual beliefs for a holistic experience in the therapeutic relationship. He uses treatment modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness and emotionally-focused therapy. He sees clients of all backgrounds and has experience working with adolescents as an art instructor as well as individuals struggling with addiction.
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Teresa received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from UW-Madison. She has worked in mental health for over 20 years, mainly in adult inpatient settings. She works with adults to effectively manage stress, life transitions, decision-making, loneliness, loss, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and addictions. Her approach is eclectic, based on person-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the underlying belief there is always an opportunity for change. Teresa is also able to provide EMDR therapy.
Teresa fosters a collaborative relationship, in which clients learn to develop their own internal resources and self-awareness. She creates a space for all feelings to be honored non-judgmentally, while also offering challenges to unhelpful beliefs and patterns that may be holding clients back. She promotes healthy coping skills, boundaries, assertiveness, and self-confidence. She believes healing and recovery have a many-fold path, in which an individual can find their own, unique way to being the person they wish to be. Teresa works with folks of any faith and non-faith and is poly- and kink-friendly.
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Lisa’s philosophy is to create a welcoming environment where clients feel supported, inspired, and hopeful as they address areas in their life in which they desire deeper insight and growth. Her approach is collaborative and fosters an interactive therapeutic process. She helps clients to identify their strengths and to develop a better understanding of patterns and behaviors that are no longer effective. Clients will have the opportunity to develop practical skills and build confidence as they create healthier ways to navigate through life.
Lisa incorporates trauma-informed care approaches. Her clinical focus areas include anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief & loss, caregiving stressors, relationship issues, and domestic violence. Lisa strives to be culturally aware, an ally to clients who identify as LGBTQIA+, and is a sex-positive therapist.
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Sara Olson, LPC, is passionate about providing inclusive and affirming care to those who are seeking growth, self-exploration, and healing. She is skilled in working with families, children, and individuals who are experiencing a variety of mental health concerns including trauma, anxiety, depression, gender and sexual identity exploration, and behavioral dysregulation. She is skilled in working with the LGBTQIA+ population.
Clients can expect to be treated with respect in a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental atmosphere. Sara uses a variety of treatment modalities including play therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and mindfulness. Sara has received specialized training in adoption competency for those affected by adoption. In addition to doing individual counseling, Sara has led anger management groups, psycho-educational parenting classes, and support groups for children and adolescents affected by cancer.
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Anne is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and certified EMDR therapist.
Anne believes that counseling is an opportunity for self-exploration, growth, and healing through therapeutic processing. Anne incorporates a trauma-informed approach to counseling with a variety of evidence-based treatment models, including EMDR therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, internal family systems (IFS) therapy, and interpersonal processing therapy. She understands that issues regarding mental health can stem from emotional, behavioral, cognitive, social, and somatic factors. For this reason, she believes that an eclectic approach to therapy can help individuals develop awareness, heal from past experiences, and feel empowered to work towards change.
Anne works with adults seeking support for trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, life transition, and other mental health concerns. She is skilled in working with adults from all walks of life, including university students and the LGBTQIA+ population. Anne specializes in affirmative care for trans and non-binary people who are seeking support in transitioning.
Anne works to establish trusting, non-judgmental relationships with clients, and strives to create a space where individuals can feel safe to work through personal adversity.
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Emily takes a humanistic and holistic approach with an emphasis in empathy and authenticity in the therapeutic environment. She believes in maintaining a safe and collaborative environment where both the client and counselor can be their authentic selves. Emily works to provide a trauma-sensitive approach with all clients. She aims to provide evidence-based treatments that are the best fit for creating noticeable change. She also works with clients to understand how thoughts and feelings impact behavior.
Emily works with individuals and groups (ages 14+) on a variety of concerns including: Anxiety, panic, depression, gender dysphoria, and relationship issues. Emily is passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and finds this work especially fulfilling. She takes an affirmative approach with LGBTQ+ folks who struggle with issues related to gender and sexuality. Some treatments she utilizes include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
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Marriage and Family Therapist-IT
Alexandra received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College. She is passionate about supporting clients on their journey to healing by considering the mind, body and soul of each individual throughout the therapeutic process. She aims to create a safe space where individuals, couples, and families feel empowered to explore new ways to communicate, listen and ultimately form deeper connections to self and one another. Alexandra works collaboratively with clients to cultivate a deep understanding of their past, present and hopes for the future. She specializes in working with individuals navigating anxiety, ADHD, depression, relationship issues, familial issues, grief, and trauma. Alexandra is able to offer therapy in both Spanish and English and has experience providing case management services to the Latinx community in Madison. She welcomes and supports clients of all backgrounds.
Alexandra utilizes a variety of different therapeutic approaches when working with clients including CBT, DBT, MBCT, emotionally-focused therapy, narrative therapy, interpersonal neurobiology as well as EMDR therapy.
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Gabriela is a licensed marriage and family therapist who approaches the treatment of mental health through a systemic lens, taking great care to understand the cultural and contextual factors that shape an individual's worldview. Gabriela works collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families to help build insight and awareness, and uncover internal resources that enable clients to live richer fuller lives. She believes that change happens most effectively in the context of a relationship and views the relationship between client and therapist to be one of the most important pieces in successful therapy. She strives to create a safe and compassionate atmosphere while personalizing her approach to meet clients' unique and diverse backgrounds.
Gabriela conducts therapy sessions in both English and Spanish. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including addiction treatment and case management care.
Gabriela es una terapeuta matrimonial y familiar con licencia que aborda el tratamiento de la salud mental a través de una lente sistémica, teniendo mucho cuidado de comprender los factores culturales y contextuales que dan forma a la cosmovisión de un individuo. Gabriela trabaja en colaboración con individuos, parejas y familias para ayudar a generar conocimiento y conciencia, y descubrir recursos internos que permiten a los clientes vivir vidas más ricas y plenas. Ella cree que el cambio ocurre de manera más efectiva en el contexto de una relación y considera que la relación entre el cliente y el terapeuta es una de las piezas más importantes en una terapia exitosa. Ella se esfuerza por crear una atmósfera segura y compasiva mientras personaliza su enfoque para conocer los antecedentes únicos y diversos de los clientes.
Gabriela realiza sesiones de terapia tanto en inglés como en español. Ha trabajado en una variedad de entornos de salud mental, incluido el tratamiento de adicciones y la atención de gestión de casos.
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Dr. Travis Wright received his doctoral degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University, where he also completed his studies in mental health counseling. Dr. Wright has fifteen years of experience working in school and community-based mental health settings. Currently, Dr. Wright is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is a nationally recognized expert on resilience and trauma, especially for children and families navigating challenging circumstances and LGBTQIA+ individuals.
Dr. Wright enjoys working with adults, children, adolescents, university students, couples, and families to better understand and cope with life challenges, including trauma, sexual identity development, divorce, grief and loss, adjustment issues, anxiety, and depression.
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Nichole received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College, and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Nichole enjoys working with individuals, families, and couples. She has extensive experience providing therapy to children and adolescents/young adults. She is also skilled at offering therapeutic support for the parents of young clients. In addition to treating trauma, she assists clients with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, life transitions, self-esteem, couple and familial problems, and goal direction.
Nichole is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In sessions, she also includes mindfulness techniques, CBT, DBT, solution focused, and strength-based modules. Nichole prioritizes offering a safe and empathetic environment to better understand the nuances and complexities of her clients’ challenges. She guides her clients as they discover ways to cope with life’s challenges and help them feel empowered by the process of therapy.
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Rich is responsible for QUEST’s non-clinical business functions including accounting, finance, I/T, marketing, compliance, human resources, and operations. He is passionate about continuous improvement in the mental health industry, and in creating a caring environment for QUEST's clients. Prior to QUEST, he held executive positions in the health care industry including Vice President at Johnson Health Tech in the Madison area and President of Medline's Durable Medical Equipment Division in the Chicago area. He earned his MBA-Marketing and BS-Industrial & Systems Engineering degrees from the University of Wisconsin.
Janet brings over 30 years of business experience to QUEST and loves a good puzzle; so she is well-suited to figure out the ever-changing world of medical billing. She keeps current on all the latest regulations to ensure a favorable outcome for QUEST Counseling and the client. When Janet is not billing, you can find her on one of her many outdoor adventures.
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Stephanie is QUEST’s Business Specialist working on a variety of Human Resources, Marketing, I/T, and financial projects. Stephanie is a licensed educator with degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education from UW-Madison. Prior to QUEST, Stephanie worked as a Special Education teacher for nearly a decade.
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Maggie Brhel is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and accessibility and is dedicated to helping clients in any way she can as one of our Administrative Assistants. She is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Communication Arts and certificates in Gender and Women's Studies as well as Graphic Design at UW-Madison, where she will graduate in Spring 2023. Having grown up as a young LGBTQ+ person and within the Jewish community, Maggie offers a unique and warm perspective that advocates heavily for self-care, self-advocacy, and community.
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Elizabeth works as an Administrative Assistant welcoming clients throughout the intake process. She plays an active role in finding a provider that is a great fit for you. Elizabeth enjoys creating a positive client experience for all individuals at QUEST. Elizabeth is passionate about creating safe and welcoming spaces for all through a focus on accessibility and inclusion. She spent the early stages of her career working as a Special Education teacher in Madison. If you are interested in working with a provider at QUEST, Elizabeth is ready to help you get started.