From Our Founder
What is Newport Institute?
A Continuum of Care
Newport Institute offers residential and outpatient treatment services specifically tailored for young adults. Learn more about our full continuum of care.
A Launchpad for Young Adults
Newport institute offers integrated mental health treatment programs for individuals aged 18–27 who may be struggling with co-occurring mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and/or eating disorders.
A Path to Well-Being
Newport Institute can minimize impairment and the risk of suicide associated with mental health problems, while supporting the transition to independence and adulthood.
A Tailored Experience
Newport Institute’s clinical and personalized approach is insight-based, trauma-informed, and family-focused, providing developmental and age-appropriate interventions.
A Nationwide Network
Newport Institute treats young adults and families nationwide with locations on each coast.
A Q&A with Jamison Monroe,
Newport Institute’s Founder and Executive Chairman
Why Newport Institute?
More than a decade ago, we set out to build a comprehensive mental healthcare alternative and I, along with our committed staff, am incredibly grateful to see our mission expand from treating teens at Newport Academy to helping young adults achieve sustainable recovery with the evolution of Newport Institute.
Newport institute is a natural evolution from our beginnings almost 12 years ago at Newport Academy. At Newport Academy, we have been treating 12- to 20-year-olds for primary mental health issues—anxiety, trauma, depression, and other co-occurring disorders that stem from that trauma. We have been doing so with great success. We are the leader in healthcare for adolescent mental health, and as a result, referral sources, professionals, and parents alike have been asking us to create a program for the young adult population.
Deep-rooted childhood trauma can resurface at different junctures in a young adult’s life. As our teens have graduated into young adulthood, they are still in need of what Newport Institute has set out to provide: treatment for the underlying issues that accompany co-occurring disorders, within the serene and supportive environment that they have come to expect.
What’s different about Newport Institute?
At Newport Institute, we recognize that young adults who end up in treatment are not broken or bad or wrong. Most people have experienced some form of childhood trauma in one way, shape, or form. Our clients do not come to us to get a prescribed modality, they come to us for healing. It is our job to figure out what they and their family need, and to guide their mental health journey in the best way possible.
We have over 300 clinicians, doctors, psychologists, and counselors who treat our kids on a daily basis. Each one of our experts has a variety of modalities in their toolkits. Our therapeutic philosophy is not focused on one-size-fits-all treatment. When we assess an adolescent entering our program, we match them with a designated therapist who has the appropriate tools to best serve them and their family.
What does Newport Institute’s approach fundamentally
entail? In other words, what is the Newport Institute
experience really like?
Healing underlying issues and disordered thinking that originated with trauma is the first part of the journey, along with building a foundation that will give young adults in our programs a base from which they can build self-esteem and self-worth. In addition, we introduce our clients to multiple positive coping skills. Here are some of the activities our youth engage in regularly:
- We have Psychiatrists on site who can provide tailored medical care for each individual
- Licensed therapists provide individual and group therapies daily that include evidence-based treatments such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, and seeking safety
- We provide life skills and vocational training so that young adults, while addressing mental health concerns, leave Newport with a sense of purpose and are ready to take on adulthood
- Experiential therapies such as yoga, equine therapy, art and music therapy, and martial arts are provided daily so clients can physically, emotionally, and mentally process the clinical work being done, as well as practice coping mechanisms to carry outside of treatment
In addition to traditional therapeutic practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, our family-systems approach relies on Attachment-Based Family Therapy, delivered anywhere from one to three days a week.
If you had one piece of advice to give your
22-year-old self, what would it be?
This message: You are not alone. There are so many people out there who are facing the same issues you are, and there is hope. When I was 22, it was a dark time for me and my family. I am proud and honored and grateful to have made it through that time, and now to be able to share my experience, strength, and hope with other young people who are struggling in their mental health journey the exact same way that I was.