Donata Senda, MSW, MFTI, Therapist at Newport Academy

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Donata Senda, MSW, MFTI

Donata Senda, MSW, MFTI, has extensive experience working with adolescents struggling with a wide range of mental health, trauma, and addiction issues. She incorporates various treatment modalities in her approach to healing, including trauma-focused, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and solution-focused therapy. Donata joined the Newport Academy team in 2011 as a care coordinator, working closely with residents and their families, which inspired her to pursue her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Over the past five years, she has honed an intuitive and compassionate approach to helping teens find their voice and providing them with the tools they need to determine and define their future.

Newport Academy…in her own words

“I am privileged to witness adolescents make major shifts that allow them to begin living full, healthy lives, become part of their communities, and fulfill their dreams and wishes. The Newport Academy team brings passion and heart to our work every day.”—Donata Senda

Select Achievements

  • Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, from National University, San Diego, California
  • Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies from Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, California
  • MSc degree in social work from Metropolitan University, London, England
  • Undergraduate degree from Middlesex University, London, England