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How Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Can Support Family Harmony: A Q&A with Leigh McInnis

Reading Time: 5 minutes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a powerful clinical modality that can help parents and teens break unproductive patterns and strengthen their relationship. Over a decade in the treatment field, Leigh McInnis, LPC, Executive Director at Newport Academy’s Virginia location, has seen first-hand how DBT can make a significant difference in families’ lives. In this Q&A, […]

DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)

DBT is the acronym for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Originally designed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD), DBT skills are also used to optimize treatment modalities for other challenging conditions. For example, DBT therapy is often used to address teen eating disorders. What Is DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)? Dialectical Behavior Therapy [...]

How Group Therapy Benefits and Empowers Teens

Reading Time: 4 minutes Parents often have a hard time getting more than one-word answers out of their teens. So they might find it difficult to imagine those same adolescents revealing their deepest feelings and darkest secrets to people they just met days, hours, or even minutes ago. For many teens, the idea of allowing themselves to be truly […]

A Q&A with Two of the Founders of Attachment-Based Family Therapy: Repairing the Parent-Child Relationship

Reading Time: 5 minutes Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) is a trust-based and emotion-focused psychotherapy model developed by Guy Diamond, Suzanne Levy, and Gary Diamond. Through a series of five treatment tasks with distinct goals and strategies, ABFT is designed to address adolescent suicide and depression by repairing and strengthening caregiver-child relationships. Since early 2018, Newport Academy has been in […]

Nature Therapy and Teen Treatment

Reading Time: 6 minutes The benefits of nature therapy are powerful for teens. That’s why residential treatment centers for youth often feature Adventure Therapy and Horticulture Therapy in the great outdoors. Hence, teens experience the joy, fun, and positivity that come with nature connection. Therefore, adolescent residential treatment centers that are on or near beautiful landscapes have the opportunity […]

Understanding Outpatient Treatment Options

Understanding Teen Mental Health Now more than ever, teens need support, community, and comprehensive care to help navigate their anxieties, fears, and isolation during this unprecedented time. Most of all, they need hope. At Newport Academy, we offer mental health outpatient programming to end their isolation by building a sense of meaning and purpose and [...]

Teen Suicide Prevention: What Everyone Should Know

Reading Time: 7 minutes As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, teen anxiety and depression rates are rising steeply. In fact, seven out of every 10 teenagers are struggling with their mental health right now. And when depression and anxiety go up, teen suicide rates also go up. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and this year it […]

What Is Situational Depression? The Basics Parents Should Know

Reading Time: 4 minutes Depression in teenagers is at an all-time high right now. As a result of the pandemic and the stressors it has created, 70 percent of teens are experiencing mental health challenges. Because these symptoms are catalyzed by a specific situation, more parents are asking the question, “What is situational depression?” Let’s look more closely at […]

The Power of Evidence-Based Treatment Modalities for Teen Mental Health

Reading Time: 5 minutes The utilization of evidence-based modalities is a clinical priority for Newport Academy. Evidence-based practice means making decisions about client care based on the conscientious use of the latest scientifically validated treatment strategies. This research-oriented approach results in an evidence-based treatment model that supports integrated healing. A long track record of successful recovery outcomes proves that […]

How Collective Trauma Impacts Teen Mental Health

Reading Time: 6 minutes Collective trauma refers to the psychological repercussions of a devastating event that affects an entire group, country, or population. That includes people of every age group—including adolescents, who may be more vulnerable to trauma than adults. While collective trauma does not impact everyone equally, it has deep and long-lasting implications for both individuals and society […]