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“If I could say anything to the staff at
Newport Academy, I would say, ‘You
absolutely, truly saved my life, and I
wouldn't be here today if it weren't
for you.’ ”
–Gina, Newport Academy alum and now Alumni Coordinator

“If I could say anything to the staff at Newport Academy, I would say, ‘You absolutely, truly saved my life, and I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for you.’”

–Gina, Newport Academy alum and now Alumni Coordinator

Outpatient Programming

The Newport Academy Outpatient Program treats teens who are experiencing psychological, behavioral, or substance abuse issues, through a comprehensive, evidence-based plan tailored for each individual and incorporating robust local family therapy counseling. Now more than ever, teens and their families need therapeutic and academic options to address adolescent mental health issues, which have become increasingly common during these challenging times. Teen depression, trauma, and anxiety rates are at all-time highs, while teens’ social interactions have become more limited. Virtual schooling only accentuates these issues. As a result, a growing number of teens need compassionate, outcomes-driven care specialized for this critical stage of life.

How It Works

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Our Unique Approach to Academics

At Newport Academy, we partner with schools to optimize success for clients in our outpatient mental health treatment programs. Teens in our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) spend time in the classroom and with specialized tutors each day, exploring their strengths and passions while continuing to make progress in tandem with their grade-level requirements. As clients make strides in their treatment, we work with their schools to gradually reintegrate them in a way that creates the highest potential for success.

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Our Clinical Model

Upon joining the program, each client receives an individualized treatment plan. The plan builds upon what has been achieved in prior treatment, and is tailored for each individual’s goals and unique needs.

“The Newport Academy team was ahead of the curve in launching remote care for their outpatient programs. Having that infrastructure in place when the pandemic hit earlier this year enabled them to shift all outpatient services to virtual formats almost immediately.”


The Difference Between a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and Outpatient Program

Choosing the right program for yourself or a loved one can be a daunting task, and it’s not a decision you should have to make on your own. Our dedicated staff is available 24/7 to confidentially answer your questions and help you decide on the best approach.

What is the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)?

Our Partial Hospitalization Program offers all-day, Monday–Friday programming, including academic support and 4-5 hours of clinical programming per day. Unlike our residential programs, the client lives at home during treatment. Our PHP programs are for those who have completed a residential program at Newport Academy or another facility, or who are experiencing issues that can be met at this level of care. .

What is the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?

The Intensive Outpatient Program for youth is designed for teens who are not in need of a higher level of care and able to meet their academic or vocational goals outside of treatment. The IOP treatment program is three hours per day, Monday–Friday, providing individual, family, and group therapies. .

What is the Outpatient Program?

Outpatient treatment is the next step after our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). It’s designed with a flexible schedule, based on the individual’s clinical needs as well as their personal goals and the goals of the family. Our Outpatient Program may segue into or overlap with our Continuing Care program, which provides support for clients and families via text and live video sessions, as well as in-home visits.

““We meet our kids where they are and find what works best for them to explore the issues they’re dealing with. For some, that’s music; for some, it’s art; for some, recreation; for some, academics. We find that little niche where we can begin to work with them, and having such a broad spectrum of services makes a huge difference.”

Gale Saler, Newport Executive Director, Virginia

A Snapshot of Our Outpatient Program’s Therapeutic Offerings.

The clinical staff in our Outpatient Program are trained in multiple modalities, including Attachment-Based Family Therapy, an evidence-based approach to strengthening the parent-child relationship. In addition to providing support groups, outpatient programs offer individual and family therapy sessions.

Multi-Family Group

This weekly group brings together all outpatient families to focus on issues such as effective communication, healthy boundaries, conflict resolution, family dynamics, and parenting skills.

Individual Therapy Sessions

Clients attend weekly individual therapy sessions with a clinician specializing in adolescent mental health.

Family Therapy Sessions

Clients and their families have weekly family therapy within the framework of Attachment-Based Family Therapy to redefine the relationship among family members with improved communication and authentic emotional expression.

Experiential Learning

Clients have the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiential modalities, including (but not limited to) music therapy, yoga, and meditation.

Parent Support Group

This weekly group gives parents a forum to gather in a supportive environment, without their children, to discuss various issues.

What Else to Expect in Newport Academy’s Outpatient Program

Our Outpatient Program is an extension of our residential treatment, in that it smoothly transitions teens and young adults into the next phase of healing. Clients continue to explore their passions and build on the exponential growth they’ve achieved, while participating in many of the same activities that supported them during their time on the Newport Academy campus or another residential facility.

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Experience the power of yoga and meditation sessions.

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Our Music Therapy sessions allow teens to participate in a creative therapeutic process.

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Adventure Therapy is as fun as it sounds. Get in touch with the great outdoors in our group hikes, rock climbs, cross-country ski sessions, and surf classes (location dependent).

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Teens attending our program receive support from tutors who communicate with their home schools, so they can stay on track academically and foster confidence and a sense of accomplishment.

Let your creativity flourish with Art Therapy sessions, which give teens easy access to creative expression.

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Let your creativity flourish with Art Therapy sessions, which give teens easy access to creative expression.

What Else to Expect in Newport Academy’s Outpatient Program

Our Outpatient Program is an extension of our residential treatment, in that it smoothly transitions teens and young adults into the next phase of healing. Clients continue to explore their passions and build on the exponential growth they’ve achieved, while participating in many of the same activities that supported them during their time on the Newport Academy campus or another residential facility.

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Experience the power of yoga and meditation sessions.

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Our Music Therapy sessions allow teens and young adults to participate in a creative therapeutic process.

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Adventure Therapy is as fun as it sounds. Get in touch with the great outdoors in our group hikes, rock climbs, cross-country ski sessions, and surf classes (location dependent).

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Let your creativity flourish with Art Therapy sessions, which give teens and young adults easy access to creative expression.

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Teens attending our program receive support from tutors who communicate with their home schools, so they can stay on track academically and foster confidence and a sense of accomplishment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I decide which program is right for me or for a loved one?

Whether to seek treatment is one of the most difficult decisions that you or a loved one may face. It is not a decision you should have to make on your own. We offer confidential, 24/7 support with a dedicated team to discuss the options and next steps to help you achieve your goals.

What sets Newport Academy’s Outpatient Program apart?

Newport Academy’s team includes some of the country’s leading experts in clinical, medical, and experiential therapy. Our programs are specifically tailored to the individual, based on evidence and experience, to help achieve the best possible outcome. Our focus is not only on immediate recovery, but also on achieving sustainable results that rebuild family relationships and lead to success in life.

All of Newport Academy’s family and teen therapists are trained in Attachment-Based Family Therapy and recognize how important it is for the family to be involved in the recovery process. We also offer parent education services, including weekly and monthly parent support groups. These sessions can be an invaluable resource to help parents understand how best to navigate the treatment journey, with the guidance of others who have gone through the process and achieved success.

Can a patient transitioning from residential treatment continue their experiential therapy programs

Yes, all residential programs can be continued while in outpatient care, including (but not limited to) animal-assisted therapy, music therapy, and guided meditation.

Do you have to be in residential treatment first in order to join the Outpatient Program?

Not necessarily. The Newport Academy team can help you assess your options and determine the best path forward. Our staff is available 24/7 to discuss your needs and help you decide which program is right for your family.