Making a Difference for Young People and Families in California

Making a Difference for Young People and Families in California

Like the rest of the nation, California is experiencing a youth mental health crisis. Nearly half of California’s young people are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions—yet 60 percent of young adults and 70 percent of teens in the state receive no mental health services at all, according to Mental Health America.

With multiple residential and outpatient locations in both Northern and Southern California, Newport Healthcare is dedicated to providing the highest-quality care for young people and their families. The foundation of our comprehensive treatment programs is our caring, compassionate staff. From care coordinators, program managers, licensed clinicians, pre-licensed mental health counselors, to experiential therapists, leadership, and admissions experts, our team shares a dedication to our mission to empower lives and restore families.

At Newport Academy, we treat adolescents ages 12–18, and at Newport Institute we work with young adults ages 18–35. Both service lines are grounded in a clinical model of care that has yielded industry-leading outcomes. We treat the underlying trauma and attachment disorders that catalyze anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other co-occurring disorders, utilizing a primary mental health approach that is both integrated and integrative. Our philosophy of care views authentic connection—with self, others, and community—as a key element in sustainable healing.

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A Model of Care That Supports Both Clients and Staff

Our clinical model is comprised of modalities that support well-being at every level—emotional, mental, relational, physical, and spiritual. In California, clients receive tailored treatment that includes psychotherapeutic clinical modalities as well as experiential therapies such as yoga, movement classes, acupuncture, art therapy, music therapy, Equine-Assisted Therapy, and Adventure Therapy in awe-inspiring natural surroundings. (Services may vary depending on location.)

In addition, staff receive the benefits of these experiences as well, with ongoing opportunities to participate in activities while modeling collaboration and engagement. Having all of these modalities available not only gives us the ability to customize care to the clients’ individual needs, it also helps staff to maintain their own self-care, with the ability to participate in yoga, spend time outdoors, and eat delicious meals prepared by our chef.

As a clinician and provider, Newport is the first place I’ve ever worked where I believe in our clinical model 100 percent.

Jennifer Dragonette, PsyD, Clinical Services Instructor in California

Where Nature Is Nurturing

Our residences and outpatient locations for young people in California are housed in spacious, comfortable homes in gorgeous natural settings—rugged canyons, redwood forests, and striking vistas, like the view of Mount Tamalpais from our Marin County campus. Our Northern California locations in the Bay Area and the Sacramento area, and our Southern California locations in Orange County, Temecula, and Los Angeles, are also close to beaches, mountain ranges, and natural preserves.

The beautiful California landscape provides numerous opportunities for therapeutic outdoor activities and Adventure Therapy sessions. Staff and clients hike in the redwoods, take surfing lessons, go ziplining, play basketball, do kickboxing, and more. And having staff involved in these experiences encourages clients to participate and supports bonding between clients and staff. When a teen sees their care coordinator overcoming their own fear of heights, for example, they’re more willing to push their own limits.

Collaboration, Training, and Advancement  

At each location, the team maintains close communication, with a “daily huddle,” monthly all-staff meetings, and regular staff trainings focusing on current trends and issues in the field. Holiday parties, alumni get-togethers, and bowling and pizza nights also keep the team connected.

Within our multidisciplinary teams, direct care staff work closely with nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, dietitians, therapists, and academic teachers and tutors. Many of our direct care staff go on to become counselors or leaders within our operations teams. We place great value on promoting from within our team whenever possible, and many of our entry-level staff are promoted within months or years of joining us.

There’s also flexibility between locations, so a staff member might be promoted to an open position at another facility, or can request a transfer to another campus. To support employees’ continuing education, Newport offers tuition reimbursement and pay raises for certifications and degrees, as well as extensive on-the-job training.

Treatment That Changes Lives, a Career That Makes a Difference

Are you seeking care for your child and family, or looking for options for your clients, students, or employees? Find out more about our teen treatment programs in California and our young adult locations in California.

Are you seeking a meaningful and exciting role in the mental healthcare field? Explore a fulfilling career at one of our California locations.