Caroline Fenkel, DSW, LCSW

Joe Procopio: President and COO of Newport Academy

Executive Director

Caroline Fenkel, DSW, LCSW

Passion for Healing

Caroline Fenkel’s passion lies in helping adolescents heal through the use of experiential therapy, group therapy, and animal-assisted therapy. Her career began with her love for horses; she majored in equine studies and minored in psychology in college. She combines the two interests by practicing equine-assisted therapy and other forms of experiential therapy, including relational trauma repair and adventure therapy, with clients struggling with mental health and substance use issues.

Family-Centered Approach 

Caroline earned her bachelor’s degree from Delaware Valley University, then completed her master’s degree in social work at Bryn Mawr College. She later went on to earn her doctorate in clinical social work from the University of Pennsylvania. She enjoys helping families and has worked with adolescents and young adults at all levels of care, including outpatient and residential. In addition, Caroline has experience in clinical program development, business development, and clinical counseling at several treatment centers and programs in Pennsylvania. She is often assisted by her therapy dog, Graham.

Newport Academy…in her own words

“Newport Academy encompasses all of the complex facets that affect mental health in teens and young adults. The comprehensive family therapy, coupled with evidence-based interventions, allow for individuals and their families to receive the best treatment in the country. Paramount to the increased health and wellness of our clients is the underlying unconditional love that each and every individual receives from the compassionate Newport Academy team.” —Caroline Fenkel


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  • Doctorate in Clinical Social Work, University of Pennsylvania
  • Master’s degree in social work, Bryn Mawr College
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Certificate in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, EAGALA

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