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Teenage Counseling in the Milwaukee Area

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The Newport Academy Outpatient Program in Waukesha, Wisconsin, 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 and teen therapy counseling component, we help teens and families reestablish a solid foundation for thriving.

Milwaukee Mental Health Statistics

Like their peers around the country, teens in Wisconsin are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health conditions. One-third of the state’s high school students report feeling sad or hopeless almost every day, and one in six have seriously considered suicide. Yet 60 percent of Wisconsin teens with major depression do not receive consistent mental health services.

Comprehensive Care for Teens in the Milwaukee Area

Newport Academy’s outpatient program in the Milwaukee area, located in Waukesha, 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 local family therapy and parent support groups, so both young people and parents gain tools for better communication and enhanced family harmony.

Learn more about our outpatient programming, including our levels of care, our clinical model, and our academic differentiators.

Serving the Waukesha Area Through Collaborative Partnerships

Newport Academy prioritizes our relationships with other individuals and entities that are working to support youth and expand access to adolescent mental healthcare. In the Milwaukee area, we partner with a number of community organizations and referring providers, including hospitals, schools systems, and local referring professionals.

Special Offerings at Newport Academy Waukesha

Our outpatient location in Waukesha offers a comfortable, relaxing environment, with fully equipped studios for creative arts and music therapy, as well as dedicated spaces for individual and group sessions.

Each client’s daily schedule includes a blend of scientifically validated clinical and experiential modalities, ranging from CBT, DBT, and Attachment-Based Family Therapy to art therapy, music therapy, and journaling; yoga and mindfulness; and Adventure Therapy, such as canoeing on the Fox River or hiking in the area’s many parks and nature centers.


All calls are always confidential.

“We take a whole-person approach that includes working with the entire family, not just the person in treatment. We will walk with you all along the way.”

— Luciana Gonzalez, LCSW, ICS, Newport Executive Director of Outpatient Services, Waukesha

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Waukesha, WI Outpatient FAQs

What is the difference between Newport Academy’s teen inpatient and teen outpatient treatment?

While attending a teen outpatient program, your child is in programming during the day or afternoon, and is at home overnight and on weekends. In inpatient treatment, teens live on-site at a residential location while receiving treatment. Both residential treatment and the highest level of outpatient care (a Partial Hospitalization Program, or PHP) typically include an academic component. If your teen needs more than outpatient programming, we encourage you to learn more about our residential treatment and contact us to determine the best fit for your child.

What’s the difference between a PHP, an IOP, and outpatient services?

The main difference between Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and outpatient services is the amount of time your child spends in treatment. At the PHP day program level, adolescents attend all-day programming, five days a week. The IOP level is usually five afternoons a week, following the client’s attendance at their home school. Outpatient services refer to the lowest level of teen outpatient treatment, with programming provided fewer than five afternoons a week, depending on the client’s and family’s needs and goals.

What happens in outpatient therapy at Newport Academy?

In a teen outpatient program, clients typically have a structured daily schedule that includes individual and group therapy sessions, experiential modalities, and time in the classroom focusing on academics and life skills. Depending on the day and the outpatient program location, teens may be tubing on a nearby river, doing yoga a ropes course, making art or music, doing community service with their peers, or participating in family programs that involve parents and siblings in the healing process.

Is teenage counseling and outpatient adolescent mental health treatment the same?

Teen outpatient treatment encompasses teen therapy and much more. A PHP, IOP, or outpatient services for your child will provide a wide range of therapeutic and academic experiences, while offering a stable and supportive community and addressing the entire family’s needs.

Our Address

Newport Academy Outpatient

N19 W24101 Riverwood Dr.
Waukesha, WI 53188