Schedule a Free and Confidential Teen Mental Health Assessment
Is your teen withdrawing from family and no longer interested in activities they used to enjoy? Do they seem hopeless, angry, or grieving? Are they experiencing fatigue or other unexplained physical symptoms?
Your teen might be struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or other mental health concerns. To find out, complete a free and confidential mental health assessment now with one of our clinical experts. We can help you understand what your teen is going through and explain the behaviors you’re seeing.
If an assessment determines that a next step is warranted, our experts can help you determine what type of treatment would best fit your family’s needs—whether that’s outpatient care, residential treatment, or another therapy option.
New Research on Teen Mental Health
The latest statistics on teen mental health show that 40 percent of teens are struggling with anxiety, and 15 percent have had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. A new CDC study found that emergency room visits for teen mental health have increased by more than 30 percent in the last two years. Families often end up in the ER when they have been unable to access care to head off a mental health emergency.
If you think your teen might be struggling with mental health issues, taking an assessment immediately can help you get your questions answered. Our experts can help you identify the problem and get the treatment your teen needs before your family reaches a crisis point. That’s why it’s so important to get teens assessed when you’re noticing red flags.
Talk to Our Experts
Here are three ways our experts can help you find out what your teen needs to heal:
- Call us to do a confidential assessment by phone.
- Call us to set up a time to do a confidential assessment in person.
- Fill out the form on this page, and one of our team members will call you to do an assessment by phone.
Wondering which treatment options are best for your child?
The right choice depends on your child’s diagnosis and needs. An outpatient option close to home might serve your teen and family best. For more severe diagnoses, outpatient care may not be enough and a higher level of care, such as residential treatment, may be needed to achieve sustainable healing. Read about our various levels of care below.
The Benefits of Outpatient Programming
While weekly teen therapy and family therapy counseling sessions with a local therapist can be extremely beneficial, some adolescents need more support in order to regain lost ground in terms of mental health, executive functioning, and academics. Outpatient care provides the expanded treatment team and a multifaceted approach that many teens and families need in order to turn things around and start thriving rather than just coping.
A mental health assessment can help families choose between three options for outpatient care:
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): With programming all day, five days a week, this option is often the solution for teens who need more than an hour of individual therapy a week, but who do not quite qualify for a residential level of care.
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): With afternoon hours following a teen’s attendance at their home school, an IOP provides ongoing care and community throughout the week, while benefiting the entire family with regular check-ins and support groups.
- Outpatient Services: The number of days and hours per day of programming is based on the client’s clinical needs as well as their personal goals and the goals of the family.
When Is Residential Care the Best Choice?
Understanding the severity of a teen’s mental health issues can help families make the right choice for their teen. For more severe diagnoses, residential treatment is often the most effective option for achieving sustainable healing. It takes time to uncover the root causes of mental health and co-occurring disorders, especially when teens have a dual diagnosis.
The decision to enroll a teen in residential treatment—leaving home and school behind—is a difficult one. But research shows that changing their surroundings entirely can be significantly beneficial for teen mental health. Long-term residential treatment (30–45 days minimum) is proven to yield higher rates of long-term recovery, as demonstrated by our third-party–validated outcomes research. In addition, being immersed in a structured and supportive environment helps teens break out of old patterns, address underlying issues, and learn new skills for healthy coping and emotional regulation.
What We Treat
Newport Academy treats a wide range of mental health and co-occurring disorders, including:
- Acute, chronic, relational, and collective trauma and PTSD
- Depression, suicidal behavior, and self-harm
- Parent-child attachment ruptures
- Anxiety disorders
- Substance abuse
- Disordered eating
- Bipolar disorder
- Mood and personality disorders
- Video game addiction and other device dysfunctions
What Makes Newport’s Treatment Approach Different?
Robust Clinical Model
We treat the underlying trauma and attachment wounds that manifest as anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and co-occurring issues such as substance abuse, self-harm, and eating disorders. Each client receives an in-depth assessment that informs a tailored treatment plan, combining a variety of clinical, experiential, and academic/life skills modalities.
Healing the Whole Family
We recognize that family involvement is key to achieving sustainable healing, and our clinical model shifts the focus from the patient as the “problem” to the family as the solution. Strengthening authentic connections with self and others—including healing disruptions in the parent-child bond—is at the heart of our treatment approach.
Academic Advancement During Treatment
Our accredited academic program helps adolescents close proficiency gaps and build study skills and motivation. We partner with schools to optimize success for our clients, so they can continue to progress in their educational and career or college goals while receiving the treatment they need.
Our Nationwide Locations
- Northern California
- Southern California
- Washington State
Insurances We Work With
Up to 100% of Newport Academy’s services are covered by insurance. We’re dedicated to expanding access to care by partnering with both In-Network and Out-Of-Network Providers to optimize coverage for families.