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Therapies for Teen Mental Health Treatment

Our Approach to Care

We remove the stigma around mental health and substance abuse treatment, through compassionate care that leads to growth, confidence, and self-esteem.

Our comprehensive approach provides a different kind of teen mental health treatment. Each client’s tailored treatment plan incorporates medical and psychiatric care, clinical therapy for teens, family therapy, experiential modalities, and strength-based academics. We treat the individual teen and the whole family. Our core mission as a teen treatment center is to establish healthy communication and connection between teens and their families.



We perform a thorough clinical assessment to determine each incoming resident’s specific needs and create an individualized treatment plan that encompasses medication management as well as a variety of therapeutic modalities.

Medical Care

Newport Academy’s licensed, highly qualified medical doctors and nurses specialize in adolescent health and development. As part of our integrated care, our medical staff is available to oversee residents 24 hours a day.


In our psychoeducation groups, Newport Academy’s medical and clinical professionals educate teens on how the brain and body work, supporting them to positively change their thought processes and self-care behaviors.


Individual Therapy

Each teen attends multiple weekly sessions with expert clinicians. In addition, psychiatrists are part of the personal Treatment Team.

Attachment-Based Family Therapy

We use Attachment-Based Family Therapy to strengthen the emotionally protective, secure-based, parent-child relationship while promoting adolescent autonomy.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

This evidence-based approach alleviates distress resulting from PTSD and traumatic memories, by adapting the way the brain processes information.

Family Therapy

We treat adolescents in the context of the entire family. Family members participate in weekly therapy, recovery work, and monitored group activities on weekends.

Group Therapy Program

Daily group therapy sessions allow residents to build healthy relationships, support one another, and discuss the healing process together.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Our therapists use CBT and Trauma-Focused CBT to identify and modify thought and behavior patterns to create shifts from negative to positive mindset.

DBT-Informed Skills

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)–informed skills help residents modify the unhealthy behaviors they used to cope with deeper underlying issues.

Device Management

We focus on helping teens to build a more balanced relationship with technology, whether that’s social media, gaming, or other types of device or screen use.

Gender-Responsive Care

Clients’ preferred gender identity is honored with inclusivity, acceptance, and support within the treatment milieu, while related issues become the focus of individual and family therapy.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) combines acceptance and mindfulness with commitment and behavior-change strategies to increase psychological flexibility.


In our psychoeducation groups, Newport Academy’s clinical professionals educate teens on how the brain works, supporting them to positively change their  thought processes.

Relational Trauma Repair

This interactive experiential modality includes therapeutic exercises to help heal the impact of relational trauma and attachment wounds, through practicing skills for connection and bonding.

Person-Centered or Humanistic Therapy

This modality engages teens with unconditional positive regard, compassion, and empathy, allowing them to feel accepted, seen, and understood.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing helps clients find the internal motivation they need to make lifestyle and behavior changes to address mental and physical health challenges.

Recovery Lifestyle

Our compassionate recovery program is rooted in the development of a strong sense of self-love and self-acceptance to ensure a lifelong commitment to personal recovery.

Body Image Group

This therapeutic process group provides a gender-specific, safe, and supportive environment. Hence, teens can express their concerns about body perceptions and external appearance.


Yoga and Meditation

Certified yoga instructors facilitate our Yoga Program, which includes mindful movement and meditation in a supportive group setting.

Equine-Assisted Learning

Equine-Assisted Learning supports caring and nurturing behaviors. Additionally, clients are able to be in the present moment as they work with our Equine-Assisted Learning Experts.


Teens learn to acknowledge and express their deep-rooted emotions as they make and listen to music. In addition, teens play music together.


Adventure Therapy includes rock climbing, paddle boarding, surfing, hiking, ropes courses, and kayaking. While developing new skills, teens gain confidence and learn to have fun.

Fitness Activity

Healthy exercise is a fundamental part of our teen therapy and treatment. Hence, teens learn basic fitness skills that they can use as positive coping methods throughout their lives.


Students build and tend gardens together. In addition, they bring plants to life through proper care. Consequently, horticulture and plants instill a sense of nurturing.

Martial Arts Group

Martial Arts sessions provide opportunities to work through mental challenges via a physical outlet. Furthermore, this activity offers a new lens to help teens understand and heal from mental health issues.

Culinary Arts

Our Executive Chefs, registered dieticians, and clinical nutritionists lead groups in culinary creativity and teach self-care and self-sufficiency through nutrition. Hence, they teach culinary creativity and self-care through nutrition.

Community Service

The integration of community service and volunteer work is powerful. This work facilitates change.


Clients participate in Art group weekly. In addition, teens use visual arts to find new, creative modes of expression.


Individual Tutoring

Individualized pacing with specialized tutors allows our team to provide extensive support. Therefore, this helps students prepare for AP, SAT, or ACT exams.

Individual Instruction

Our staff creates tailored instruction for each student, informed by neuro-psychoeducational test results, transcripts, family/parent input, and input from school.

Academic Planning

Each student receives an Individualized Academic Plan (IAP) in age-appropriate state standards. In addition, the (IAP) incorporates academic assessment, educational testing, parental input, and personal needs.

Educational Testing

We can arrange for testing in the areas of academic achievement, cognitive abilities, and social/emotional development.

Parent/Teacher Meetings

Newport Academy teachers communicate weekly with families. Hence, we provide updates on academic progress. Therefore, this ensures that each teen stays on track for success.



Every morning, our teens set goals, state positive affirmations, and access spiritual connection. Consequently, this starts the day from a foundation of calm and self-reflection.


Throughout the week, teens at Newport Academy perform an Inventory and Reflection exercise. Therefore, this is part of the therapeutic healing process.

Church, Synagogue, Temple

We honor all religious affiliations. Hence, our clients have the opportunity to attend church, temple, or synagogue to maintain their spiritual practices while in treatment. Spiritual connection is good for teens seeking purpose.


Accessing spiritual connection is an integral part of Newport Academy’s holistic treatment philosophy. In addition, meditation modalities also sustain our teens’ commitment to healing and recovery. Therefore, when we begin a therapy session with meditation it helps adolescents participate with greater intent, comfort, and ease.

What Conditions Does Our Therapy for Teens Address?

It’s important to know how to identify symptoms of teenage depression. The signs can often be mistaken as a child simply behaving like a “typical” teen: moody, sullen, and/or emotionally volatile. Family circumstances, physical changes, and social pressure can all create challenges in a teen’s life that trigger depression.

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It is hard for parents to see kids experiencing stress. Yet stress is a natural part of adolescence. However, when stress progresses into teen anxiety, it can be psychologically crippling. The Newport Academy treatment team empathizes, and applies decades of experience in treating teen anxiety. We help adolescents and families learn new skills and self-understanding to overcome anxiety disorders.

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Deciding on the right teen rehab for a child is incredibly challenging. At Newport Academy’s rehab for teenagers, we do more than help teens stop using drugs and alcohol. We also treat the underlying issues. We recognize that substance abuse is a mental health issue, and we are here to address the root causes of self-destructive behaviors. This approach results in successful outcomes and sustainable recovery.

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Teen mental health struggles are common. But finding mental health treatment for teens can be tough for any family. Moreover, entering teen treatment can be scary for both adolescents and their families. That’s why Newport Academy’s teen treatment for mental health begins with compassionate support, acceptance, and unconditional love.

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Teen trauma is difficult for any family. Every parent wants to protect their teenager and ensure their safety and happiness throughout life. Support for teens and families is essential for healing teen trauma and moving forward. At Newport Academy, we understand how devastating teen trauma can be, and we are here to help.

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Teen eating disorders can be life threatening for adolescents. In fact, experts consider eating disorders the deadliest of all mental health conditions. As many as 1 in 10 young women suffer from an eating disorder. When it comes to teen eating disorders, professional treatment and support is needed for lasting recovery.

Learn More About Newport Academy’s Teen Eating Disorders Treatment