As the Director of Mental Health Services, Krista Chick is responsible for developing policies, procedures, and protocols related to mental health treatment for all of QCHC’s sites; ensuring quality of care and compliance with standards and policies; and designing and implementing training and education on mental health issues for QCHC personnel. Krista also hires, trains and supervises all of QCHC’s mental health therapists. Prior to joining QCHC, Krista provided therapy services to inmates at the Shelby County Jail in Columbiana, Alabama for about four years, and also trained jail officers on topics such as suicide prevention and recognizing mental illness in inmates.

Krista is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Krista is the current Board of Directors Secretary for the Shelby County Division of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). She is a Certified Correctional Health Professional with Mental Health Specialty (CCHP-MH) by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Social Work from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and a Master of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama.