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Teenage Therapy Services in Rockville, MD

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The Newport Academy Rockville Outpatient 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.

Maryland Mental Health Statistics

Maryland and the DC area—like the rest of the nation—face challenges in the arena of teen mental health, in particular an alarming spike in depression rates. In Maryland, the number of teens suffering from depression has doubled over the past decade, and one out of every 10 youth suffers from severe major depression.

Despite this growing need, however, Maryland families searching online for “family counseling Maryland,” “teenage therapy near me,” or “teen counseling near me” often find limited options and availability. As a result, in 2020, 23,000 teens in Maryland with major depression received no treatment at all.

Comprehensive Care for Teens in Maryland

Newport Academy Rockville’s outpatient program 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.

Our Newport Academy location in Rockville MD is conveniently located two blocks from the Twinbrook metro stop, with easy access to the nation’s capital and nearby Bethesda. Just 20 minutes from downtown DC and Georgetown, Rockville is in the heart of Montgomery County, a community known for its parkland and nature centers, with acres of meadows, gardens, trails, and forest preserve.

Learn more about our IOP Rockville program for teens and families, including our levels of care, our clinical model, and our academic differentiators.

Serving Maryland 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 Rockville, Maryland area, we partner with a number of community organizations and referring providers, including hospitals, school systems, and local referring professionals.

Special Offerings at Our Rockville Location

Our Rockville MD outpatient center, located a block from the Twinbrook Metro train and bus stops features a game space, recreation room, music therapy suite, and private rooms for individual therapy sessions. Experiential activities include art, music, and movement therapy and seasonal outdoor excursions. Students also travel into the community with staff members to explore metropolitan Washington DC, engage in community service, visit local historical sites, and enjoy nearby recreational activities.


All calls are always confidential.

“We match each client with the clinicians who can best work with their individual needs, and the modalities that are most effective for their diagnoses and temperament. The Rockville Team is truly dedicated to doing whatever it takes to serve teens and families and help them find long-term, sustainable healing.”

— Beth Hanline, LCSW-C, Newport Executive Director of Outpatient Services, Rockville

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Newport Academy Rockville Outpatient FAQs

What is the difference between 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. IOP Rockville 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?

In a teen outpatient program, clients typically have a structured daily schedule that includes group and individual teen 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 therapy and outpatient adolescent mental health 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

12300 Twinbrook Pkwy.
Rockville, MD 20852