Welcome to First Step

 

Mission Statement

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. 

Commit to change. We are here to help.

All First Step services are individualized to fit each patient’s specific needs and unique set of circumstances. While treatment plans vary for each individual or family, every person receiving services at First Step can expect:

Quality Care. Our highly qualified staff have over 175 years of combined experience in this field.

Dignity. We’re here to help, not to judge or be punitive.

Family. We welcome and encourage the involvement of family to make treatment more successful.

Integrity. First Step has your best interest at heart. We will always provide quality care and do the right thing for the patient.

Respect. We enjoy having you at our facility. You can expect to be greeted, appreciated and informed.

Change

 

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 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.