Step One, Highland, New York

Hudson River and Hudson Highlands
300 Vineyard Ave.
Highland, NY, 12528

Overview of Step One

Located in Highland, Step One is one of the best substance abuse treatment facility in that area. Step One founded since 1994 by Rodger Spool, a clinical director, a former social worker and a program director at various chemical dependency treatment organizations. Step One is one of the most reputable landmarks in Highland New York.
Step One operates three separate facilities in the Mid-Huston region including sites in Highland, Katrine, and Ellenville. The facility provides outpatient treatment services to adult and adolescent men and women.
Step One provides services are time-limited, goal-oriented and are carefully planned with a combination of individual, family, group and educational services. The services rendered by the facility to each patient is tailored according to the patient’s needs. At Step One, the program and the administrative services provided are designed to ensure quality services. Each component is carefully designed to meet the goals of the patients.
Step One is a family oriented facility. They believe that chemically dependent behavior patterns can be interactive causing dysfunctional family behavioral problems. The facility made it a necessity to provide all family-oriented programs to its participants. Step One believes that social network involvement and multigenerational family is important during treatment and recovery.

Treatment Options at Step One

At Step One the patients are evaluated by the facility’s doctor both physically and mentally to determine the level of treatment their patients need. In a case whereby the patient wants a treatment option different from what the patient actually needs, there is a team of counselors on staff to advice and explain why the patient needs the treatment need the treatment option referred to him/her.
The various Treatment option available in Step One include :

  • Individual Treatment
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment
  • 12 Step
  • Intervention Services

Therapy Choices at Step One

The therapy choices at Step One varies. These programs are made to suit any patient effectively requiring any need after evaluation. Each and every therapy organized by this facility is handled by a licensed and experienced professional. They have also been proven to be effective for the duration of the patient’s recovery process. The therapy choices at Step One are:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Rational Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Payment Options and Insurances

Step One charges as low as $50 Per Group for the services rendered at their facility. The payment options available at this facility include:

  • Payment Assistance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Private Insurances
  • Military Insurance
  • State Financial Aid
  • Self-pay Option


Step One is licensed by The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

Step One Advantages

Founded by Roger Spool in 1994, Step One has been operating for over 24 years of service providing its participants with experienced and certified services. This facility gives a chance to its patients to work in themselves both internally and externally to achieve a better person and live an addiction-free life.
This facility which is privately owned focuses on patients suffering from conditions like substance abuse, alcoholism and mental illness. Step One has a team of more than 27 staffs both full time and part – time who are ready to take care of their patient’s needs and help nurture them back to health. This facility for over 24 years has been very helpful to the people of Highland NY suffering from substance abuse and addiction problem. And they have been a source of hope and joy showing that one can live a sober life again after being affected by addictions.

Staff at Step One

Step One staffs include a team of nurses, CADCs, Case Managers, Psychiatrists, therapists, and pharmacists. The staffs at this facility have years of experience providing treatment and they are a qualified team of professionals who handle addiction issues generally. They commit to their work and ensure that anyone who comes to Step One actually recovers from the problem.
The staffs at Step One include:

  • Roger Spool, LCSW-R – Executive Director/CEO
  • Chris Dennehy, LCSW, CASAC – Clinical Director/Program Director—Highland
  • Erin Brunette, LCSW, MA – Program Director—Ellenville
  • Danna Aitken. LMHC, CASAC – Women’s Intensive Treatment Specialist
  • Meredith Johnson, MA – Co-Occurring Disorder and Trauma Specialist
  • Warren Hinton, CASAC – Men’s Intensive Treatment Specialist
  • Brian Auchmoody, BA, CASAC – Men’s Intensive Treatment Specialist
  • Lori Rotolo, LCAT – Creative Arts Therapist
  • Nora Gagnon, BA, CASAC-T – Brain Injury Specialist
  • Pamela Zino, RN – Registered Nurse

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