The Newport Academy Darien Outpatient Program provides quality care for teens in Connecticut and the surrounding New York and Tri-State areas. Our program is tailored for teens who are experiencing anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or other mental health concerns, and who may also be falling behind in their academic and social-emotional progress as a result. Through a comprehensive, evidence-based plan tailored for each individual and incorporating a robust family therapy counseling component, we help teens and families reestablish a solid foundation for thriving.
Connecticut Mental Health Statistics
Data shows that teens in Connecticut need more support than they are receiving in or outside of school. According to MHA’s 2021 rankings, 14 percent of Connecticut youth (39,000 teens) had at least one major depressive episode. In Fairfield County, the rate of deaths of despair in 2020 (including both suicides and drug-related deaths) was 27 out of 100,000, according to a US News report—more than three times the national rate of 6.8 out of 100,000.
Furthermore, a student survey in the town of Darien, conducted every three years by the city’s Thriving Youth Task Force, found that 48 percent of high school students say they do not have the coping skills to respond to disappointment, frustration, or other experiences of discomfort. And 35 percent of Darien high schoolers and 26 percent of middle schoolers reported that they did not feel in control of their lives or their future.
Despite this growing need, however, 60 percent of teens in Connecticut with major depression received no treatment at all. Families in Fairfield County and throughout the state searching online for “family therapy Darien, CT,” “mental health facilities in CT,” or “teenage counseling near me” often find limited options and availability.
Comprehensive Solutions for Teenage Counseling in Darien and Fairfield County, CT
Newport Academy Darien’s outpatient program in Darien is helping to address this gap in mental healthcare in the state, by providing teens with integrated, evidence-based care while helping them to build supportive peer communities. Our model of care incorporates teenage counseling services, including teen depression therapy, with parent support groups and family therapy in Darien, CT, so both young people and parents gain tools for better communication and enhanced family harmony.
Our Connecticut outpatient rehab facility is located in the heart of Darien, a quaint New England town that offers natural beauty and convenience to surrounding cities. The Newport Academy Darien campus is in southern Fairfield County, just steps from the Metro-North train station, combining small-town accessibility with urban amenities, making it an ideal location for teens in Connecticut and in the surrounding New York and Tri-State areas.
Learn more about our outpatient programming, including our levels of care, our clinical model, and our academic differentiators.
Serving Connecticut and Fairfield County Through Collaborative Partnerships
Newport Academy Darien prioritizes our relationships with other individuals and entities that are working to support youth and expand access to adolescent mental health facilities in CT and the surrounding areas. Within Fairfield County, we partner with a number of community organizations and referring providers, including hospitals, school systems, and local referring professionals.
Special Offerings at Newport Academy Darien
Experiential activities at our location in Darien, Connecticut, include music therapy, expressive arts therapy, community service, and seasonal outdoor activities at the area’s parks and natural attractions, such as Woodland Park Nature Preserve, the Farmington River, and the beaches along Long Island Sound.
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Newport Academy Darien Outpatient FAQs
Newport Academy Outpatient
85 Old Kings Hwy N.
Darien, CT 06820