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 Alumni Coordinator

Outpatient Programming

The Newport Academy Outpatient Program treats teens and young adults who are experiencing psychological, behavioral, or substance abuse issues, through a comprehensive evidence-based plan tailored for each individual. Our Outpatient Program is specialized for crucial moments of development in a young person’s life, as they aim to take the next steps forward—whether in high school, college, or the workforce—while also balancing their personal treatment and recovery. Unlike most other providers, we take a holistic approach that focuses on strengthening family relationships and providing additional support for parents, which is a key part of achieving sustainable healing.

How It Works

The Outpatient Program is structured to provide a seamless transition for our clients, whether it’s from our residential program, from another program, or as a new patient at Newport Academy.

Upon joining the program, each client receives a personalized plan with a multi-phase system established by our expert treatment team. The plan builds upon what has been achieved in prior treatment, and is tailored for each individual’s goals and creative passions. The phase system provides incentive for progress and multiple opportunities for supported reflection along the way, focused on fostering self-awareness and strengthening family bonds. As the client reaches their goals, our treatment team works directly with support networks outside of Newport Academy to ensure a successful transition out of the program, and onto a path for a fulfilled and successful life.

“You can’t control what comes into your life or what affects your life, but you can control how you react to it, and that is the biggest thing I’ve learned here.”

-Meg, Newport Academy alumna

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 an all-day, Monday–Friday, on-location treatment plan, including 4-5 hours of clinical sessions per day. Unlike our residential programs, the client continues to live at home during treatment. Generally, our PHP program is for those who have completed a residential program at Newport Academy or another facility.

What is the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?

The Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for teens and young adults who are beginning to meet vocational and educational goals and do not require all-day care as they continue their recovery. The IOP treatment program is three hours per day, Monday–Friday, with flexibility to move to fewer days, if appropriate. We work directly with clinical and academic support networks to assist the client in transitioning to life outside treatment.

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.

A Snapshot of Our Outpatient Program’s Therapeutic Offerings.

The clinical staff in our Outpatient Program is trained in multiple modalities, including Attachment-Based Family Therapy, a groundbreaking approach to healing the parent-child relationship. In addition to providing support groups and ongoing individual and family therapy sessions, our clinicians also present a monthly Positive Parenting education series, featuring experts speaking on relevant topics that parents need to know about.

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 therapy sessions with their assigned therapist during phase one, and then on an as-needed basis.

Parent Support Group

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

Individual Recovery Counseling Sessions

Clients attend weekly counseling sessions with a certified counselor for the duration of their participation, to keep the focus on their recovery.

Family Therapy Sessions

Clients and their families have weekly or bimonthly sessions with their assigned family therapist, designed to encourage positive communication and increased awareness of self and others.

Experiential Therapies/Groups

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

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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The Learning Lab, designed for young adults, is focused on providing education, vocational training, and independent living skills. 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 and young adults easy access to creative expression.

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Let your creativity flourish with Art Therapy sessions, which give teens and young adults 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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The Learning Lab, designed for young adults, is focused on providing education, vocational training, and independent living skills. 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 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.