Our Instructors

John Hahn LMFT, SUDP

After graduating with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, John moved from Indiana to the Pacific Northwest. His early career was working with addicted youth and their families in both residential and outpatient settings. He later worked with chemically addicted adults and then with partners and family members who were impacted by someone else’s substance use or compulsive behaviors.

He has studied Bowen Family System’s therapy and for 18 years, he was involved in a monthly consultation group dedicated to that theory.

He has presented at both statewide and local trainings and conferences and was an instructor at Clark College for 10 years, teaching in their Addiction Counselor Education Program.

John maintained a private practice for 10 years focusing on relational and family of origin issues. He also offered clinical supervision for therapist seeking state licensure. He maintains his state approved supervisory status.
 
John is a Clinical Fellow in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
 
He enjoys hiking, biking, playing guitar and traveling with his family in his leisure time.

Jennifer Cheshire MS SUDP CADCIII

Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Oregon Clark Honors College, where she contributed to NIH and 5 Factor Personality research.  She has a Masters in Psychology from the University of Palo Alto.  She is a Substance Use Disorder Professional in the State of Washington and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III in Oregon.  Jennifer has been working with substance abuse and mental health clients for over 20 years.  She has been providing counseling services in the Clark County area since 2000.  As an instructor at Clark College, she taught Air & Blood Borne Pathogens, Law & Ethics, and Pharmacology. 

In addition to assessments, direct 1:1 and group therapy, Jennifer has experience as a substance use program supervisor and administrator.  She has expertise in curriculum development, policy & procedure for therapy programs, and state/ private insurance review corrective action plans.  She has spoken at state-wide substance use conferences, provided on-site and private supervision/training, and held independent training conferences offering CEUs for substance use and mental health professionals.  She serves on the Board of Directors for Unite! Washougal. Additional skill sets include website design, public speaking, and meditation instruction. 

In her leisure time, Jennifer enjoys being outdoors with her family, cooking, gardening, canning, and environmental activism. She is a volunteer with several local organizations focusing on substance use prevention, social service and social justice. In 2020 Jennifer received the Southwest Washington Regional Prevention Advocacy Leadership Award. In 2021 she received the Washougal Community Coalition IMPACT award. 

A. Del Quest, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Dr. Quest practiced as a clinical social worker prior to beginning a teaching career. Her research focuses on how best to support and train emerging professionals for the diverse and challenging situations they will face in the field. She is primarily interested in how social environments impact young people and how social workers and mental health providers can best offer culturally responsive services. Her research includes topics related to suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention, advanced generalist social work curriculum, LGBTQ youth, and youth in out of home care.

Dr. Quest develops and teaches semester-long courses on suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention strategies to MSW students at two universities. A part of her community service work is devoted to increasing suicide education to graduate students in mental health professional training programs. 

She makes every effort to practice what she preaches to students about the importance of self care through kite flying, playing with her canine companion, gardening, and spending time with family.