Admissions Director: Blake Kinsey
Executive Director: Ted Guastello
Academic Director: Ryan Fedoroff
Clinical Director: Dr. Barbara Nosal
Milieu Director: Lynn Sucher
Year Founded: 2007
Category: Residential Treatment Center
Optimum Size: 12 Male, 12 Female in California Residential Treatment facility
10 Male, 10 Female in Connecticut Residential Treatment facility
Annual number of students:
Average Length of Stay: The average length of stay for our Residential Program is 60 to 90 days, depending on individual treatment needs. The average length of stay for our Outpatient and Therapeutic Day School programs is 60 days to one year.
Newport Academy has a year-round rolling admissions policy. Admissions staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week answer any questions you may have and to help guide your family on a path to sustainable healing and recovery.
Appropriate Student/ Resident:
Newport Academy was founded with the mission to provide teens and their families with the highest-quality care and treatment for trauma, mental health issues, eating disorders, and substance abuse. When adolescents arrive at Newport Academy, they are typically struggling with insecurity and low self-esteem. We address these core issues that cause depression, anxiety, and self-destructive behaviors. We guide our teens through their struggles and help them find a path to self-acceptance and healthy living.
Gender: Male & Female Separately, 50% Male, 50% Female
Age Range: Our California facility admits adolescents aged 12-17. Our Connecticut facility admits adolescents aged 12-20.
Newport Academyís comprehensive approach to treatment incorporates clinical, therapeutic, and evidence-based holistic modalities to treat the individual teen and the whole family. Our core mission is to establish healthy communication and connection between teens and their families, and establish a sustainable path of recovery and healthy living. This long-term recovery process utilizes traditional clinical psychotherapy practices such as DBT, CBT, and EMDR, and also includes a variety of other experiential therapies such as yoga, meditation, martial arts, fitness, nutrition, adventure therapy, music therapy, painting, dance, and equine therapy.
Staff to Student Ratio: We offer a very high staff-to-teen ratio of 5:1. At any given time, teens will be in the company of five to nine same-sex peers.
Upon admission to the Newport Academy Residential Treatment Program, each adolescent is assigned an eight-person Treatment Team that develops a personalized program to ensure positive growth and sustainable healing. We perform a thorough clinical assessment to determine each incoming residentís specific needs and create an individualized treatment plan that encompasses a variety of therapeutic modalities. Each teen attends multiple weekly sessions with the expert clinicians and psychiatrists who make up his or her personal Treatment Team, which consists of a Psychiatrist, Individual Therapist, Family Therapist, Medical Doctor, Registered Nurse, Registered Dietician/Nutritionist, Recovery Counselor, and a Clinical Director.
Psychotropic Medications Allowed?: Yes
Policy: Yes, some clients do take psychotropic medications however there are limitations including no stimulants or narcotics.
Our staff creates tailored instruction for each student, informed by a combination of neuropsychoeducational test results, current transcripts, family/parent input, and input from his/her current school. State-credentialed teachers provide educational services in various fields, including, math, science, English, and special education. Each student receives an Individualized Academic Plan (IAP) aligned with age-appropriate state standards, which takes into account academic skills, neuropsychoeducational testing, parental input, and personal recovery needs. Individualized pacing with specialized tutors allows our team the flexibility to provide extensive support to our students in preparation for AP, SAT, or ACT exams.
Our residential treatment centers offer breathtaking campuses, embracing the natural beauty of the surroundings in home-like settings. The locations are selected based on proximity to major cities, whilst allowing teens to experience serenity. The Newport Academy Day Schools and Outpatient centers offer healing environments for families to find connection and community. Simple commutes and easy access for major urban areas across the country.
Our family-systems approach to teen mental health treatment and recovery incorporates the entire family into the healing process. This approach treats each individual as a necessary part of a greater whole. Our model of care recognizes that the family is a holistic system, naturally interconnected and interdependent. Each family member plays an integral part in the wellness of the entire family. The family experience at Newport Academy includes a Parent Orientation, weekly family therapy, Family Day every other Saturday, and a Family Intensive Workshop. Communication and education facilitates holistic recovery, which is essential to sustained healing for the entire family. It is the integration of care that generates sustainable healing, as the entire family learns healthier, more harmonious behaviors together.
Follow Up Programming:
We provide Day treatment and Outpatient treatment as well as private therapeutic high schools, where students can continue their recovery and develop friendships in a supportive and safe environment.
Outcome Studies:Not at this time.
Spiritual Development: Every morning, our teens begin the day by setting goals, stating positive affirmations, and accessing spiritual connection. This starts the day from a foundation of calm and self-reflection that sustains the spirit of commitment to healing and recovery. We honor all religious affiliations and offer residents the chance to attend church, temple, or synagogue to maintain their personal spiritual practices while in treatment. Embracing spirituality is hugely beneficial for teens searching for meaning and connecting to a power greater than themselves.
Summer/ Adjunct Program: Newport Academy treatment programming runs 24/7 365 days a year. We do not offer different programming during the summer. We do take advantage of the natural settings around us and participate in numerous adventure therapy activities in the summer.
Member of CARF, DMHS, DHHS, DCF, IAEDP, NEDA, NATSAP, NAATP, IECA, and more.
Accreditation, Licensure, Approved: Community Care Licensing (CCL), California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and CARF accreditation at all of our facilities.
All major insurance accepted. Newport Academy encompasses an entire Utilization Review team that ensures each resident receives proper funding for treatment in accordance with his/her insurance policy.
For more information about Newport Academy, visit www.newportacademy.com.