Young Adult Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

Our Clinical Model

We offer a personalized approach to mental health.

Our Comprehensive Approach

Newport Institute is dedicated to supporting every aspect of a young adult’s journey. Hence, our mental health treatment approach encompasses medical and psychiatric care, clinical and experiential therapeutic modalities, and educational and life-skills components. We provide the tools needed for a resilient, thriving life, in which young people are both self-sufficient and connected to a larger community. Our mission is to help young adults move into the next phase of life with a sense of purpose and hope.

Medical & Clinical


We perform a thorough clinical assessment to determine each incoming resident’s specific needs and create an individualized treatment plan that encompasses a variety of counseling and therapeutic modalities.

Medical Care

Newport Institute’s licensed, highly qualified medical doctors specialize in the health and development of young people. Our medical staff is available to oversee residents 24 hours a day.

Medication Management

Following a thorough assessment, our psychiatrists recommend psychiatric medication regimen as needed, and closely track the patient’s progress, with the goal of optimizing wellness and treatment goals.

Family Therapy

We treat young adults in the context of the entire support group. Family members participate in therapy as deemed appropriate for the young adult and their level of development. This can include the family participating in recovery work, and monitored group activities on weekends.

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Our approach to nutrition focuses on healthy choices and eating habits. Furthermore, as part of our unique approach, nutritionists and culinary staff educate clients about proper nutrition. In addition, the team creates healthy meal plans with the residents.

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Body Image Group

This therapeutic process group provides a safe and supportive gender-specific environment. Hence, young adults can more freely express their concerns about body perceptions and external appearance.

Individual & Group Therapy

Each young adult attends multiple weekly sessions, both individual sessions and group sessions with expert clinicians. In addition, psychiatrists are part of the personal treatment team.

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In our psychoeducation groups, Newport Institute’s clinical professionals educate young adults on how the brain works. As a result, clients learn to shift their thought processes in a positive direction.

Gender-Responsive Therapy

Our gender-responsive approach treats patients in groups according to gender identity. Therefore, young adults experience deeper bonding in our group discussions and activities.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) combines acceptance and mindfulness with commitment and behavior-change strategies to increase psychological flexibility.

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Attachment-Based Family Therapy

We use Attachment-Based Family Therapy to heal rifts in the parent-child relationship, so that young adults can turn to their parents for support even as they develop autonomy and independence.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based approach that helps young adults shift irrational and destructive thinking toward more realistic and positive thought patterns.

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) helps young adults acknowledge the unhealthy behaviors they are using to cope with deeper underlying issues, and modify these behaviors using DBT skills.

Recovery Lifestyle

Our compassionate recovery program is rooted in the development of a strong sense of self-love and self-acceptance to ensure a lifelong commitment to personal recovery.

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Emotional Freedom Technique

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a holistic modality that integrates elements of acupuncture, neurolinguistic programming, and energy work to modify emotions.

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Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

We use this evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatment to alleviate distress from PTSD and traumatic memories. Hence, this approach adapts the way the brain processes information.

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Multidimensional Family Therapy

Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) engages young adults through a family-centered approach. Hence, this modality empowers clients and family members.

Person-Centered or Humanistic Therapy

At Newport Institute, our clinicians provide young adults with unconditional positive regard, compassion, and empathy. This allows them to feel accepted and understood as they explore their feelings and motivations.



Certified yoga instructors facilitate our Yoga Program, providing clients with up to six classes per week. Furthermore, all classes teach presence and mindfulness in a supportive group setting.

Fitness Activity

Healthy exercise is a fundamental part of our rehab treatment. Hence, young adults learn basic fitness skills that they can use as positive coping methods throughout their lives.

Equine-Assisted Therapy

Equine-Assisted Therapy use the human-horse connection to promote caring and nurturing behaviors. Additionally, clients learn to be in the “here and now” as they work with our Equine-Assisted Therapists.

Music Therapy

Young adults learn to acknowledge and express their deep-rooted emotions as they make and listen to music, individually and as a group.

Adventure Therapy

Adventure Therapy includes rock climbing, paddleboarding, surfing, hiking, ropes courses, and kayaking. While developing new skills, young adults gain confidence, collaborate, and have fun.


Clients build and tend gardens together. In addition, they bring plants to life through proper care. Consequently, horticulture and plant therapy instill a sense of nurturing and responsibility.

Martial Arts Group

Martial Arts sessions provide opportunities to work through mental challenges via a physical outlet. Furthermore, this activity offers a new lens through which young adults can understand and heal from mental health issues.

Culinary Arts

Our Executive Chefs, registered dieticians, and clinical nutritionists lead groups in culinary creativity and teach self-care and self-sufficiency through nutrition.

Community Service

The integration of community service and volunteer work is a powerful force for facilitating change.

Photography Arts

Photography Arts encourage young adults to look at the world from a different perspective. Hence, instructors teach clients to find beauty in everyday life.

Art Therapy

Clients participate in Art Therapy weekly. In addition, young adults use visual arts to find new, creative modes of expression.

Life Skills Program

Building Independence

At Newport Institute, young adults learn practical skills for building independence and interpersonal relationships, and practice “brain-hygiene” exercises that support self-regulation.

Career Development

Our Life Skills Program is designed to enhance executive functioning and guide young adults in gathering the information and knowledge they need to step confidently into the next chapter of life.

Academic Planning

When appropriate for their life stage, clients work with academic tutors and educational therapists to forge a path that ignites enthusiasm and hope for the future.



Every morning, our young adults set goals, state positive affirmations, and access spiritual connection. Consequently, they start the day from a foundation of calm and self-awareness.

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Throughout the week, young adults at Newport Institute perform an Inventory and Reflection exercise. Therefore, they claim ownership of the therapeutic healing process.


Benefits of meditation include greater calm, clarity, and focus. Consequently, this practice helps young adults participate in the healing process with greater intent, comfort, and ease.

Church, Synagogue, Temple

We honor all religious affiliations. Hence, our clients have the opportunity to attend church, temple, or synagogue to maintain their spiritual practices while in treatment. Spiritual connection is one way in which young adults find meaning and purpose.

Newport Institute’s Professional
Referral Process

Our team works closely with behavioral health professionals and therapy referrals so that young adults,
families, and loved ones who come to us experience an easy and supported process.

Initial Conversation

  • Discuss referral process
  • Share our approach to treatment
  • Verify insurance benefits
  • Discuss financial arrangement options

Pre-Admission Assessment

  • Clinician
  • Prospective resident or family member
  • Referral care provider

When a Resident Is Admitted

  • Notified of safe arrival
  • Share progress and information
  • Coordination of treatment and discharge planning

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