Our Program

BrightQuest is a residential treatment facility for clients with mental illnesses. We began treating Schizophrenia in 1979 with the goal of helping clients learn independent living skills. Over the years we have expanded our unique therapeutic model to treat many other diagnoses. BrightQuest develops comprehensive treatment plans tailored to the specific needs of each client.

Specializing in complex psychiatric conditions, BrightQuest provides compassionate care to a vastly underserved population.

With a typical length of stay exceeding 12 months, our clients have the opportunity to both learn and practice the relationship and life skills needed to take charge of their lives and reach the highest possible level of independence by being an integral member of a supportive community.

Our Therapeutic Approach


We employ an integrated, holistic and individualized approach to healing within a therapeutic community environment. Recognizing that each client is unique, a variety of treatment modalities are used to optimize individual healing and the building of a solid social support system. The intensive treatment program at BrightQuest is designed to address the emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual facets of well-being.

Therapy Modalities Include:

  • Milieu Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Experiential Therapies
  • Chemical Dependency and Addiction Case Management
  • Recovery Programs (12-Step, SMART Recovery)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Intensive Family Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Approaches
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Art Therapy
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Relapse Prevention

Our clients have the opportunity to experience a variety of empirically-based treatment modalities within a therapeutic community that offers connection, acceptance, and belonging.

Educational and Vocational Support


  • Establishment of achievable educational and vocational goals
  • Job, school, and/or training placement assistance
  • Resume and interview preparation
  • Time management and conflict resolution
  • Support in developing a strong work ethic and commitment to success

Family Involvement


Family members play a critical and central role in supporting their loved one with creating a life of health, stability, and success. Family participation and support includes:

  • Weekly family therapy sessions
  • Biweekly multi-family educational groups
  • Bimonthly family weekends and multi-family support groups
  • Learning effective, healthy and supportive communication skills
  • The empowerment and support of their loved one’s independence
  • Developing boundaries to promote the health of the entire family system

Community Living


In our semi-independent homes, clients are supported in learning to live cooperatively, manage various household tasks, attain and maintain medication compliance, and develop the skills necessary for independent and quality living.

Why Choose BrightQuest Treatment Centers?


We understand that one of the toughest decisions you can face is choosing the right treatment option for the one you love. We’ve taken this journey countless times with other families who’ve come through our doors with the same questions. There are several components that make the unique BrightQuest model so successful.

  • Admissions Process and Comprehensive Assessment. We provide robust in-depth assessments into our admissions process to ensure accurate diagnoses and most appropriate level of care.
  • We Treat the Family. We engage the entire family in treatment so that they can become more successful in navigating life with a loved one struggling with mental illness.
  • Inclusive Therapeutic Community and Levels of Care. We provide clients appropriate structure, supervision, and support as they progress through treatment in a safe environment that fosters responsibility, accountability, and social connectedness.
  • Lasting Behavioral Change. We offer clients the tools, skills, and support necessary to attain greater stability and independence with the confidence and courage to live a healthy, happy, and productive life.

If you or a loved one is struggling with mental illness, please contact us today.