Carter Barnhart: Director of Referral Relations for Newport Academy


Carter Barnhart

Carter Barnhart brings her own experience of personal recovery to her work at Newport Academy. She serves on several nonprofit boards and has an undergraduate degree in the Psychology of Success from New York University. She is also co-founder of the Inspiration Foundation. Furthermore she provides education, inspiration, and opportunities for teens and families struggling with addiction and/or mental health challenges. Committed to increasing awareness and reducing stigma around these issues, Carter frequently speaks at schools, conferences, and hospitals. Carter sits on several boards, in order to raise awareness and decrease the stigma surrounding psychiatric, mental health, and substance use issues. She involves herself in the young people’s recovery community and is an advocate for adolescents. She is Chair of the New York Provider Liaison Association and sits on the board of International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals—IAEDP.

Newport Academy…in her own words

“Seven years ago, when I was broken and hopeless, I came to Newport Academy, and the staff and therapists helped me put the shattered pieces of myself back together. They told me they would love me until I loved myself, and they haven’t stopped. Newport Academy has given me another family I never even knew I wanted. Newport Academy is love.” —Carter Barnhart