ROCKVILLE, Md.July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Newport Academy, a series of leading adolescent treatment centers specializing in mental health, trauma, eating disorders and substance abuse, has expanded its reach with the addition of a new facility in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. With the acquisition of NorthStar Academy, Jamison Monroe Jr., founder and CEO of Newport Academy, furthers the organization’s mission to transform the teen mental health space, ensuring that teens and their families have the highest level of compassionate care available.

Newport Academy has acquired all the assets of NorthStar Academy, which will formally become a part of Newport Academy’s growing network across the country—including locations in CaliforniaConnecticut, and Pennsylvania. Newport Academy has been treating teens and families from this area since 2009 at its Residential Treatment Centers, and now looks forward to providing much-needed, local, daily mental health services for those in the Greater DC area, as well as Maryland and Virginia.

Gale Saler, founder of NorthStar Academy, will join the Newport Academy team as an Executive Director. “Having worked with Gale and NorthStar over the past three years, we are thrilled that Gale has chosen to join the Newport Academy family,” Monroe said. “We’ll be building upon NorthStar’s excellent clinical program as we continue providing the highest quality teen mental health treatment for which Newport Academy is well known.”

The Rockville location encompasses a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and a school component, which will become the Newport Academy Day School. This move enables Newport Academy to further expand its Joint Commission–accredited, evidence-based, and highly impactful mental-health services for teens and their families.

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