Who We Are

At Next Step, we believe every young person has the ability to live up to their full potential, and that there is nothing to be ashamed of when they need to ask for help.


We are a Texas-based non-profit organization, and a leader in school-based mental health services and community substance misuse prevention. We serve school-aged youth to help them navigate life’s difficulties, reach their potential, and ultimately live healthier and more fulfilling lives. We achieve this by providing individual and group counseling; peer-led suicide prevention programming; education, support and resources for youth and their families; and professional development for school staff and community leaders. By providing help today, our youth will have hope for tomorrow.

Our Work

We offer free mental health counseling and prevention services to youth all across the state of Texas. We offer our services in a variety of settings to ensure our youth can access the help they need safely and confidentially.

Help is Here.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Dial 988 for free and confidential help today.


The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the US.

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