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Director of Experiential Learning

Gary Fedoroff

Gary Fedoroff has been working with high-risk teens for nearly 15 years, in settings ranging from community centers to juvenile drug court. He is passionate about helping teens to grow and learn about themselves and their strengths. He excels in treating adolescents who have lost a sense of connection to self and others, and who are open to new challenges and activities that help them build self-esteem and perspective.

A Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Gary is trained in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Attachment-Based Family Therapy. Dedicated to engaging adolescents in recovery through multiple approaches, he gives teens the opportunity to challenge themselves physically and emotionally through outdoor Adventure Therapy.

Before joining the Newport Academy team, Gary worked as an Alcohol and Drug Intervention Specialist for the Novato (California) Unified School District, and as a counselor and case manager for Bay Area Community Resources.

Newport Academy…in his own words

“I work at Newport Academy because we are literally changing families every single day. I feel honored to walk this journey with our clients and to see the shift in them, their parents, and their siblings. I am inspired by our clients as I see them graduate and attend college, have healthy relationships with their family and friends, and become role models for new clients and their families.” –Gary Fedoroff

Select Achievements

  • Pursuing Marriage and Family Therapist degree through Dominican University of California
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in California and Connecticut
  • California Registered Addiction Specialist through the Breining Institute, Sacramento, California
  • Undergraduate degree in sociology from Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa