CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER
Barbara Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LADC
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.
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