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HealthQuest Apprenticeship Program Graduates


Brianna Barbour accepting graduation certificate

Brianna Barbour
Outpatient Program Director
Specialized Treatment, Education, and Prevention Services, Inc. (STEPS)

“My first-hand experience with the negative consequences associated with substance misuse led me to become a certified addiction counselor. I chose a counseling career to not only help others struggling with addiction but also to help lead and develop addiction counselors that help our communities and families.

I began my counseling career in 2020 at STEPS and enrolled in the HealthQuest Apprenticeship Program as an addiction counselor apprentice in 2022. The apprenticeship gave me the aligned, precise training, and on-the-job experience I needed to expand my knowledge and ultimately reach my goal. The apprenticeship also walked me through the heavy licensure process required by the state.”