Helene D'Jay, LPC: Clinical Director for Newport Academy


Helene D’Jay, LPC

Helene D’Jay, LPC, brings years of experience in the business world as a human resources professional, as well as years of experience in her second career as a therapist, to her position as Clinical Director of Newport Academy’s East Coast campus. Her combination of therapeutic and management skills is invaluable in this role.

Before her responsibilities at Newport Academy, Helene served as program director for New Dawn in Bethel, Connecticut, an adolescent alcohol rehabilitation facility run by the Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism, where she supervised all client care staff and interfaced with multiple state agencies. Her former positions also include crisis clinician at the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, working in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of health-care providers; and lead clinician for a day treatment program run by Family and Children’s Aid in Danbury, Connecticut, providing mental health services to children ages 4 to 17.

Helene has volunteered for the Red Cross and spent six months counseling families and children in Newtown, Connecticut. A Connecticut resident for more than 20 years, she also served on a crisis team for the statewide 211 system.

Newport Academy…in her own words

“At Newport Academy, we can use unique and cutting-edge treatment approaches that would take the state years to employ, and, because we’re not dependent on state funds, we have the ability and flexibility to tailor programs that best suit the needs of our residents. I am so impressed with the caliber of the professionals on my team, and their willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure that clients receive the best, most effective, and most individualized treatment possible. We ensure that families are supported at every level, from getting insurance coverage to receiving intensive family therapy.” —Helene D’Jay

Select Achievements

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, with a specialization in Human Resources Management, from the University of Bridgeport, Stamford, Connecticut

  • Undergraduate degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook

  • Sixth-year certificate in Clinical Counseling from the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut

  • Trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, First Aid, and CPR