Barbara Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LADC

Barbara Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LADC : Executive Clinical Director for Newport Academy


Barbara Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LADC

Family-Focused Care

Barbara Nosal, PhD, developed and oversees the clinical and family programs for Newport Academy’s residential and outpatient treatment programs. Dr. Nosal has worked with adolescents and families in the field of mental health, teenage depression, and addiction treatment for more than 20 years. Her work focuses on restructuring family dynamics and relationships by empowering parents with improved communication and healing family of origin childhood trauma. As a result, families are able to identify how their communication in the present is often a trauma response from the past.

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Nosal specializes in family systems, with training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Post-Induction Therapy, and Multidimensional Family Therapy. Prior to joining Newport Academy, Dr. Nosal held managerial and clinical positions in inpatient, outpatient, and school-based settings with some well-known treatment centers throughout California and the Palo Alto Unified School District.

Newport Academy…in her own words

“It is the greatest honor I could hope to be associated with such a passionate and dedicated team. In addition, this group is committed to the success of each and every one of our clients and families. Therefore, every member of the Newport Academy team goes beyond what is expected. As a result, we uphold a standard of excellence that we have become known for in our industry. Working at Newport Academy and witnessing the transformation of teens and their families is the most fulfilling and meaningful experience I have had professionally.” —Barbara Nosal


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Select Achievements

  • Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (California), Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (California), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (Connecticut)
  • Doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology and master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, California
  • Master’s degree in Human Services (Community Psychology Program) with an emphasis on Alcohol and Drug Studies from Springfield College, School of Human Services, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Undergraduate degree in Marketing from Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut (magna cum laude)

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