We are a Capital Region Counseling Group Practice

At 1st Step Counseling, we aim to promote supportive healing for individuals and families affected by Mental health and substance use disorders. No one should have to face life challenges alone. Mental health and substance use create life-changing conditions impacting the lives of everyone: the individuals with the disorders, friends, and the community.

1st Step Counseling is committed to improving the lives of individuals, family members, and communities affected by mental health concerns and substance use through counseling, education, and advocacy. Our method of supportive healing includes a unique set of services aimed to restore families by tending to emotional, physical, and psychological well-being.


Education: To promote learning opportunities through prevention workshops, professional development; training, and supervision

Supportive Healing: To assist in restoring balance by providing knowledgeable information and a safe space to be vulnerable

Community: A commitment to serve the community through volunteering, fellowship, establishing partnerships, and collaborating

Advocacy: A dedication to eliminate barriers and ease the treatment process by being transparent, listening, and using quality research practices

Areas of Expertise

What We Do






Family Issues


Adolescent Issues

Gender Specific Issues

Child Behavior Modification

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