An Integrated Approach to Young Adult Mental Health Rehab

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What to Expect
in Treatment

What to Expect

As the leading mental health treatment center for young people in the United States, we are broadening our mission to empower teens and restore families in order to reach young adults up to age 27. Research has found that this young adult generation—Gen Z and millennials—has experienced a dramatic rise in psychological distress and depressive symptoms. But few seek out treatment, and we want to help change that.

Our Environments

The right environment is key for self-care and successful treatment. With locations handpicked along the East and West coasts, our residential and outpatient treatment centers are in close proximity to major cities and within one hour of international airports, yet secluded in nature to ensure privacy and tranquility. Our breathtaking campuses house a limited number of residents at any given time so those in treatment can heal from mental health issues, trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other diagnoses.

Food as Medicine

What we eat impacts our minds and our mental health—not just our bodies. From eating the food we grow to enjoying family-style dinners, our nutritional therapy program is a farm-to-table experience that nourishes the body and spirit and is essential to the daily schedule. Our Executive Chefs, registered dieticians, and clinical nutritionists teach culinary creativity and self-care through nutrition.

Experiential Therapies

Equine-assisted therapy may seem odd at first glance, but it acts as a real and powerful modality in our toolkit for self-discovery. The horse-human connection provides comfort in a similar way that a therapy dog does, but offers new perspectives and builds trust, as horses respond with direct nonverbal feedback. Other daily activities include additional experiential therapies, from yoga to adventure therapy—which is just as fun and outdoorsy as it sounds.

Clinical & Medical Experts With
World-Class Therapeutic Services

Our therapists, physicians, and nurses have more than 500 years of combined clinical and therapeutic experience. We remove the stigma around mental health treatment and substance abuse issues and provide compassionate care that leads to self-awareness, confidence, and self-esteem. Here is a sampling of what to expect in treatment as part of a custom-tailored plan based on your unique history and needs.

Family Therapy

We treat young people in the context of the entire family. Family members, and others that young people consider family, participate in weekly therapy, recovery work, and monitored group activities on weekends.

Body Image Group

This therapeutic process group provides a gender-specific, safe, and supportive environment. Hence, young adults can express their concerns about body perceptions and external appearance, and evolve their perspectives on body image in order to build sustainable healthier habits.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) helps individuals acknowledge the unhealthy behaviors that materialize to cope with deeper underlying issues. Additionally, we develop ways to modify these behaviors, and building awareness around them is fundamental to processing issues differently.

Defining Your Success in the Real World

We take your life’s purpose as seriously as you do, and are committed to helping you thrive. Daily activities may include life coaching and working with a best-in-class academic and collegiate tutor. Our experts are here to help you study and achieve success in college or your future career.

The Learning Lab at Newport Institute is managed by an academic tutor or professional mentor who is a collaborative member of the treatment team, and who oversees various aspects of the client’s educational and/or vocational planning. In addition to oversight of collegiate enrollment and course progression, the mentor also ensures your completion of assignments. The Learning Lab is available throughout the day to work on studies, job searches, and resume writing, and to get academic tutoring or assistance with organizational or executive functioning.

Treating the Whole Person

Our integrated approach to treatment addresses every aspect of a young adult’s well-being—physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and relational. To that end, each day at Newport Institute incorporates experiences designed to promote comprehensive healing on multiple levels—including evidence-based clinical modalities; time outdoors in Adventure, Horticulture, or Equine Therapy sessions; healthy farm-to-table meals served family-style to cultivate greater connection as well as address the mind and nutrition connection; and contemplative practices like yoga and meditation.

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co-occurring_disorder_graphic Prescription Drug Abuse Academic Struggle Opioid Abuse Low self- esteem Alcohol Abuse PTSD & Trauma Borderline Personality Disorder OCD Depression Eating Disorders Lack of Autonomy Bipolar Disorder Drug Abuse Anxiety Codependence Mood Disorders Major symptoms of Co-Occurring Disorders

A Healing Experience

It’s easier to make a new start when you create a physical and emotional distance from the familiar places and unhealthy patterns that are weighing you down. We select our bucolic locations specifically for this reason—to provide a sylvan space in which clients can reconnect with themselves, others, and the natural world. Teens and young adults experience opportunities and environments that support the development of positive self-care habits and a deeper sense of meaning. Eating family-style meals made with food you helped to grow, spending time with therapy animals, and mindfully immersing in the beauty of the outdoors are all scientifically validated approaches that enhance young adult mental health—resulting in long-term, sustainable healing.

It’s not just about the person entering treatment—it’s about their entire support system, including family members, referring professionals, and other members of their personal community. Every individual who is a stakeholder in the patient’s well-being needs to have an extraordinary experience, no matter how often or at what level they interact with the company.

Carter Barnhart
Chief Experience Officer

It’s not just about the person entering treatment—it’s about their entire support system, including family members, referring professionals, and other members of their personal community. Every individual who is a stakeholder in the patient’s well-being needs to have an extraordinary experience, no matter how often or at what level they interact with the company.

Carter Barnhart
Chief Experience Officer

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Does Newport Institute take insurance?

Newport Institute accepts a wide range of rehab insurance plans and provides financing options. We take great pride in the fact that we have a full-time, in-house team dedicated to supporting our young adults and families through the rehab insurance coverage and financing process.

What should I bring with me and how long does rehab take?

Bring about 10 days’ worth of clothing that is seasonally appropriate, including comfortable clothes and workout clothes. We have laundry facilities in each of our houses, so you will be able to wash your clothes while you are here.

How often will I receive individual therapy?

As often as the treatment team feels is necessary—which could be once a day or a few times a week.

What is treatment like? Will I be able to use my cellphone and other electronics?

Limiting electronics allows your treatment team and you to be 100 percent focused on your long-term healing. Electronics, including cell phones, may be returned upon clinical review and approval.

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