Residential Treatment for Adults


411 Lantern Bend Dr., ste 100 Houston, TX 77090

Independent Aftercare Program

Our independent aftercare program offers clients an individualized therapeutic structure to continue with supportive services after completing the Next Step Behavioral Houston Program while living on their own. The Independent Aftercare Program does not require residency; therefore, clients can keep up with daily activities and responsibilities while receiving the clinical support needed to maintain stability and independence. Our program is customized to the unique needs and interests of each client to ensure the greatest continued success. It builds on the skills gained within the residential programs and is adapted to the needs of those living independently to sustain and build on the therapeutic foundation established in higher levels of care.
Clients in our Independent Aftercare Program will receive exceptional treatment coordinated to work harmoniously with employment, school or other important commitments in their everyday lives.

Optional continued support services can include the following based on individual need:

Individual counseling

Crisis Intervention

Medication Management

Group counseling

Psychiatric services

Case Management


Semi-Independent Living

Semi-independent living level of care is the recommended entry point to Next Step Behavioral Houston for the majority of our new clients. Though no overnight, live-in manager is present, Next Step Behavioral Houston staff regularly visits each house in addition to each morning and each evening, 7 days per week, to verify medication compliance, chore completion and to confirm that the house is in good order. Any deviation from what we believe is appropriate and expected would be reported to the clinical team so the necessary therapeutic interventions can take place.

The main cornerstones of our standard, semi-independent living treatment program include:

1. Intensive Psychotherapy for emotional balance and health

  •  Several hours of group therapy per week
  • Weekly individual therapy session(s) (based on individual needs)
  • Regular meetings with our program Psychiatrist (monthly or more frequent if indicated)
  • Weekly family therapy
  • Family Support Consultation
  • Clinical Coordination with additional care providers (hospitals, physicians, dentists, etc.)

2. Semi-Independent Living for greater independence

  • A private or shared room in one of our semi-independent homes located in the local neighborhood. Household management training (meals, budgeting, chores, etc.)
  • Guidance for medication management and compliance
  • Support in developing effective daily self-care skills
  • Learning to live cooperatively

3. Vocational/Educational Support for meaningful productivity

  • 10 hours per week of volunteer work, paid employment or educational classes
  • Job/school/training placement assistance
  • Resume and interview preparation
  • Support in work/school conflict resolution
  • Development of a strong work ethic and commitment

4. Socialization & Activity Involvement for building healthy relationships

  • Peer-to-peer social activities
  • Weekly staff supervised activities
  • Community outings (BBQ’s, client/staff athletic events, etc)
  • Holiday and Birthday celebration

Additional life skills...

  • Grocery shopping
  • Preparing of meals
  • House keeping
  • Money management and Budgeting
  • Job search, application, mock-interviewing, attire guidance
  • Time management and developing positive leisure time interest
  • Learning public transportation system