Ted Guastello, CATC, RAS: Executive Director of Newport Academy


Ted Guastello, CATC, RAS

As Vice President of Operations at Newport Academy, Ted Guastello oversees the clinical team, leadership team, and direct care staff. Overall, Ted ensures that Newport Academy’s standard of excellence is upheld and the highest quality of care is provided. His background in counseling informs his expertise in coordinating day-to-day operations.

Previously, Ted served as Executive Director, Treatment Coordinator, and Advisor. Shortly after, he had the role of Clinical Coordinator and Counselor at Able to Change Recovery, San Juan Capistrano, California. Here, his responsibilities included oversight of counselors and therapists and development of an effective treatment curriculum for residential and outpatient programs. Prior to that, he was the Marketing Director for Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Newport Academy…in his own words

“At Newport Academy, we provide a safe environment where kids can address deep-seated, unresolved issues. As a result, they are able to let go of old habits and identities, and begin anew. Newport Academy is also a team of individuals who work tirelessly to do everything they can to help kids recover and offer them a new way of life. I believe in the vision of Newport Academy’s founder, Jamison Monroe, Jr., and am awed by the heartfelt dedication of our staff—the best team there is in the recovery field. I work at Newport Academy because I was given the gift of recovery, and I believe it is my duty to pass it on and to make a meaningful impact on the lives around me.” —Ted Guastello

Select Achievements

  • Graduated with a 4.0 GPA from the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program at the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies, Woodland Hills, California
  • Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor
  • Registered Addiction Specialist
  • Completed Professional Assault Crisis Training