First Step

We are patient centered and outcome driven, providing quality assessment, education, and treatment for individuals and families suffering from the effects of alcohol or drug issues, mental health issues, relationship difficulties, distress from medical issues, domestic violence, compulsive gambling and other problem behaviors.  Evidence-based and cost-effective treatment methods provide flexible, individualized and integrated care within the context of the patient's life focusing on strengths and positive changes. 

First Step was incorporated in 1991 as an organization dedicated to helping individuals and families recover from various life difficulties and stressors. Over the years First Step’s services have been known for excellence in evaluations & assessment, addictions and substance use treatment, compulsive gambling treatment, eating disorders treatment, Biofeedback and Neurofeedback, pain management and individual/family counseling services. We are focused on outcomes yet we make sure to take the time to appreciate the journey patients are on knowing that change is a process and not an event.

First Step currently has recovery based programming in addictions and substance use, compulsive gambling, eating disorders and pain management in addition to its full range of mental health services for children and adults.  Based on a philosophy of change, individuals are empowered with a strong belief in accountability, responsibility and a future focused mindset utilizing their strengths to reach their goals. First Step has certified counselors who are dedicated to quality services enabling clients to improve their quality and often times quantity of life.  The goal at First Step is to provide care to working individuals and families at a time most convenient to their schedules using an integrated care model where one office can address multiple issues.

First Step physicians and nurse practitioners provide comprehensive medical services for patients. Individuals under medical & psychiatric care are often referred for psychological evaluation & testing, individual or family therapy, and other therapeutic services in accordance with our Integrated Care Model. Our medical & psychiatric staff accept Medicaid, Medicare, commercial insurances and also offer a generous sliding fee scale. They are knowledgeable in the use of both psychotropic and addiction medicines. As a patient our integrated electronic health records system will ensure you receive eligible pharmaceutical copay assistance programs as a standard of care. We care about saving you money. First Step clinicians work closely with the medical providers to develop individualized treatment plans focused on patients and geared towards most desirable outcomes. From initial diagnostic assessments to routine medication management First Step can be a part of your change!

First Step staff are highly competent and sacrifice nothing to set a standard for patient care.  This group has proved its capacity to address the needs of our community based on past and current performance as well as successful compliance with site visit/audit information from various organizations. First Step staff have a documented history of successful professional relationships with multiple referral sources including physicians, attorneys, criminal justice entities and other professionals. We also serve individuals & families with loved ones in Nebraska that just need help. We take great pride in our working relationships both professional and personal. If you or a loved one needs help please do not hesitate to call our office directly (402) 434-2730. This is what we do and you do not have to do it alone.