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Newport News Behavioral Health Center is a secure 108-bed residential treatment facility serving, males and females, ages 11-18. The staff utilizes a cognitive behavioral treatment model that encourages youth to safely explore thoughts and feelings related to the development of positive and desirable behavior within their homes and communities. Our programs are designed to provide each individual resident quality mental health treatment in a safe and secure therapeutic environment.


Newport News Behavioral Health Center has developed programs to address the needs of adolescents, ages 11-18, who may be struggling with mental health issues, problematic behaviors, substance use with an underlying mental health diagnosis, or trauma. Our well-trained staff of caring professionals creates a safe environment for growth to occur. The overarching mode of treatment is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with the addition of other modalities as the more specific issues are addressed.

The clinical team consists of therapists that are either licensed or under supervision for license.  We have therapists with CSAC and/or CSOTP certifications. The leadership of the clinical team has credentials collectively of LPC, CSAC, CSOTP, CSOP (Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional, Certified Sex Offender Professional). This group has the oversight of a psychiatrist that is board certified in adolescent psychiatry and addiction medicine.

Newport News Behavioral Health Center provides a comprehensive residential treatment program, for males and females, ages 11-18, within a secure environment. The multidisciplinary team approach to treatment using evidence-based practices in a safe therapeutic environment maximizes the benefits of individualized treatment services. With the team support, the youth can safely explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors related to the development of positive and desirable behaviors within their homes and communities.

The residential treatment center staff provides gender-specific services that are based on the stages of development for males and females. The program for males is based on Erick Erikson’s research into adolescent development. The program for females is based on Mindy Bingham’s theories on the development of adolescent females. Each of these programs utilize specific steps to encourage resident’s growth to the appropriate level of development. The goal of this facet of the program is to promote positive social development to allow the residents to live independent lives.

Our Mission

It is the mission of Newport News Behavioral Health Center to promote recovery from the effects of abuse, addiction, and other behavioral issues through specialized treatment interventions provided by a community of caring professionals.