Joe Vaccaro, PsyD: Family Therapist for Newport Academy


Joe Vaccaro, PsyD

Joseph Vaccaro, PsyD, holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and has extensive experience in the field. Before joining the Newport Academy team, he was Clinical Supervisor at Pathways Community Services, Garden Grove, California, supervising and training psychological assistants and interns. He was a clinical psychologist for four years at Pathways prior to that position, and also worked as a psychologist for Sunny Hills Behavioral Health Incorporated in Fullerton, California.

Joseph completed his postdoctoral residency at Long Beach Job Corps, Long Beach, California, administering individual and group clinical supervision to doctoral candidates and practicum interns. He did two psychological internships—at Providence Community Services, Santa Ana, California, and at Family Service Long Beach—providing individual and group therapy to clients of various ages, from diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds.

At Newport Academy, Joseph provides Structural Family Therapy to residents, facilitates weekly process groups, and offers presentations to parents on Family Days.

Newport Academy…in his own words

“I choose to work at Newport Academy because my coworkers and I are able to engender a therapeutic environment that can facilitate lasting change for our clients.” —Joe Vaccaro

Select Achievements

  • Doctorate and Master’s degree in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles
  • Undergraduate degree in psychology from California State University, Long Beach