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Local Teenage Counseling in San Rafael, CA

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The Newport Academy teenage counseling and outpatient program in San Rafael, CA 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.

Northern California Mental Health Statistics

More Northern California teens than ever before are experiencing a mental health crisis. Exacerbated by the impact of social isolation and pandemic-related trauma and distress, rates of teen depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation in this region are rising rapidly. In San Francisco, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital saw a 75 percent increase in youth requiring hospitalization for mental health services in early 2021.

Despite this growing need, however, California statistics show that two-thirds of teens aren’t getting care for their depression or other mental health concerns. Moreover, only a quarter of teens received any consistent mental healthcare at all, and 100,000 teens do not have any insurance coverage for mental or emotional problems. San Rafael families searching online for “family counseling near me,” “teen therapist near me,” or “teen counseling services near me” often find limited options and availability.

Comprehensive Care for Teens in San Rafael and Marin County

Newport Academy’s teen counseling in San Rafael in which our 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 teen counseling services, including teen depression therapy, with local family therapy in San Rafael 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 San Rafael and the Bay 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 San Rafael 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 San Rafael

Experiential activities at our teen mental health program in Marin County may include improv theater, outdoor team challenges, community service, and horticulture therapy. Adventure Therapy and hiking excursions take place in the area’s coastal parks and Bay Area beaches along the dramatic Marin County shoreline.

Find a Teen IOP Near Me

We will be in touch within 24 hours. All calls are always confidential.

“Our program is outstanding in its ability to heal parent-child ruptures and early childhood trauma, reduce self-harm, and heal the underlying causes of maladaptive behaviors, so our young people can move towards adulthood with new skills and greater resilience.”


—Marc Rappaport, MA, LMFT, Director of Outpatient Services, San Rafael

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San Rafael Outpatient FAQs

What is the difference between Newport Academy’s San Rafael 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 San Rafael?

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.

Are teen 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

1105 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901