First Step Counseling Center

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219 Sunset Avenue, Suite 101-B, Dallas, TX 75208, USA

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FSC provides INTENSIVE and SUPPORTIVE outpatient treatment based on client need.

To provide high quality, effective, and individualized treatment for women, men and families who are suffering from addiction and initiate the process of recovery. To foster a strong support system to create a solid, lasting recovery from the disease of addiction. To create a nurturing environment of care, compassion and trust that is built upon honesty, integrity and high ethical standards.

219B Sunset AvenueSuite #101 Dallas, TX 75208 214-942-8808 Office 214-941-8508 Fax

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16539 Addison RoadAddison, TX75001 972-239-4440 Office 972-239-4453 Fax

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900 E. Park Boulevard Suite #153Plano, Texas75074 972-633-5544 Office 972-633-5566 Fax

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To schedule an appointment, please call 214-942-8808, Mon - Fri from 8am to 5pm.

Founded in 1991, First Step Counseling is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) to provide intensive and supportive adult outpatient substance abuse treatment. Since its inception, FIRST STEP COUNSELING has provided services to over 20,000 individuals in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

First Step Counseling has a dedicated staff of  Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors with nearly 200 years of combined experience in helping individuals and families with the process of recovery.

FSC provides intensive and supportive outpatient treatment based on the clients' needs.

Group sessions are offered weekdays in the mornings, afternoons, evenings, and Saturday morning.

Individual sessions by appointment only.

First Step offers services on a sliding scale based on the client’s ability to pay.

By appointment only in Oak Cliff, North Dallas, and Plano locations

Spanish by appointment only in Oak Cliff

Oak Cliff: Mon 10am, 1pm, 3pm/p

North Dallas: Mon 2pm

Plano: Mon at 12 noon

First Step Counseling is committed to providing chemical dependency counseling and education to all who are struggling with addiction. We currently provide treatment services in behalf of the following referral sources:

Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Parole Division/CJAD

United States Probation Office

Dallas County CSCD, Ellis County CSCD, Collin County CSCD, Denton County CSCD, Collin County TAIP, Tarrant County CSCD

Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (CPS)

If you would like more information, contact: Andre Keeton, Program Director 214-942-8808 ext #227

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Primary Focus of the Provider

  • Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Type of Care

  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Accepts clients on opioid medication

Facility Type

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive/behavioral therapy
  • Substance abuse counseling approach
  • Rational emotive behavioral therapy

Facility Smoking Policy

  • Smoking permitted in designated area

Service Setting (e.g., Outpatient, Residential, etc.)

  • Outpatient
  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Regular outpatient treatment

Facility Operation (e.g. Private, Public)

  • Private organization
  • State substance abuse agency
  • State department of health

Payment/Insurance Accepted

  • Cash or self-payment

Emergency Mental Health Services

Payment Assistance Available

  • Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Language Services

  • Spanish

Special Programs/Groups Offered

  • Adult women

Ancillary Services

  • Individual counseling offered
  • Group counseling offered
  • 12-step faciltitation approach
  • Brief intervention approach
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Anger management
  • Relapse prevention

Age Groups Accepted

  • Young adults
  • Adults

Gender Accepted

  • Female
  • Male

Exclusive Services

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    219 Sunset Avenue, Suite 101-B, Dallas, TX 75208