Our men’s recovery program is led by Executive Director Susan Stader, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. Susan is supported by a professional and caring staff that includes certified substance abuse counselors and peer support specialists, case managers, life skills consultants, and a jobs coordinator.
Men who are farther along in their recovery process serve as mentors to newer patients in group therapy, and every patient has an AA or NA sponsor who supports them in their 12-step work.
Susan Stader, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS
is Next Step Recovery’s Founder and Executive Director. Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist who holds a master’s degree in community counseling. Susan oversees program and staff development and provides clinical support for NSR of Asheville residents.
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Terence Streeter, CADC
is the Program Director for NSR of Asheville and has been with them since 2008. Terry helps Next Step Recovery’s IOP program integrate with NSR of Asheville’s residents. He maintains the quality and structure of their daily programming by providing staff training and support, substance abuse counseling, and individual case management. He ensures residents comply with house policies and actively work on their recovery to witness miracles in their own lives. Terry completed Substance Abuse Counselor certification in 2015. He is passionate about spending time with his family and supporting others in recovery.
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is our Counselor who moved here from Virginia in 2017 to be closer to her family. She previously worked as a play therapist for at-risk children with severe trauma and then continued her work as an in-home Family Intervention Specialist. Ashley then moved on to working for the state of NC Vocational Rehabilitation Services for 5 years where she helped individuals with chronic disabilities get connected to resources and support that would allow them to find suitable and sustainable work. Ashley’s entire family has lived in WNC for decades. She has two children and has been with her high school sweetheart for 21 years. Ashley loves to spend her time outdoors including hiking, long evening drives, and is also an animal lover and a foodie.
Juan Tyler, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA
is the Director of our SACOT Program. Juan moved here with his wife in 2020 after the pandemic brought new challenges and they knew a change was needed. Juan is a 3rd generation United States Marine. His father left the Marines after 26 years to become a Substance Abuse counselor and Juan similarly followed in his footsteps and became a dually licensed clinician in Mental Health and Substance Abuse. After Juan’s own bouts with drugs and alcohol, he was ready to become something different. He wanted to feel a purpose and serve his community which soon lit his path to Next Step Recovery where he has been given the task of developing and coordinating the NEW Substance Abuse Comprehensive Outpatient Treatment (SACOT) program for Next Step Recovery. Juan is a gardener and also enjoys fishing, camping, Jeeping, and time with nature and animals.
Bo Hess, MSW, LCSW, LCASA
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