An Integrated Approach to Young Adult Mental Health Rehab

Barbara Nosal, PhD - Chief Clinical Officer | Newport Institute

Dr. Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LADC

Chief Clinical Officer

Barbara Nosal, PhD, brings to Newport Institute more than 20 years of experience working with young adults and families to treat mental health and substance use disorders and strengthen family dynamics. Since joining the Newport family, Dr. Nosal has overseen both residential and outpatient treatment programs, specifically clinical and family programs. Dr. Nosal’s philosophy is that family involvement and open communication are essential to the recovery process, and she has dedicated her career to helping restore families – including relationships between parents and young adults, between siblings, and with extended family. Dr. Barbara Nosal believes all families want deeper, more meaningful relationships and she recognizes that many don’t know how to begin this process.

Dr. Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LADC

Chief Clinical Officer

Barbara Nosal, PhD, brings to Newport Institute more than 20 years of experience working with young adults and families to treat mental health and substance use disorders and strengthen family dynamics. Since joining the Newport family, Dr. Nosal has overseen both residential and outpatient treatment programs, specifically clinical and family programs. Dr. Nosal’s philosophy is that family involvement and open communication are essential to the recovery process, and she has dedicated her career to helping restore families – including relationships between parents and young adults, between siblings, and with extended family. Dr. Barbara Nosal believes all families want deeper, more meaningful relationships and she recognizes that many don’t know how to begin this process.

Dr. Barbara Nosal has appeared as a clinical expert on NBC and FOX News. She is also a frequent contributor to media outlets such as Business Insider, RealSimple and Teen Vogue. As a media contributor, she provides advice and guidance on a variety of mental health related issues such as sleep disorders, depression, body image, drug abuse, and sobriety.

Clinical Expertise

Given her interests and expertise in the family structure, Dr. Nosal specializes in the Family-Systems approach. One of her main focuses is extracting the negative energy that manifests in young adult’s self-destructive behavior and retargeting it to create& meaningful, lasting connections. Dr. Nosal is both a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, as well as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Connecticut. She has been trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Post-Induction Therapy, and Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy. Prior to joining the Newport family, Dr. Nosal held clinical positions in well-known treatment centers in Southern California.

Advice I Would Give My 20-Something Self

If I could instill in you elder wisdom, it would be to not allow those insignificant moments in time to define who you are and how you live your life. Speak your truth. Step into your power. Strive for balance. Don’t settle. Don’t take it personally. Don’t be so serious. Follow your dreams. Forgive yourself. Live with integrity and gratitude, guided by humility, in harmony with yourself and others. Life is a journey, not a destination. Live life to the fullest. One day you’ll wake up and the years will have seemed to pass you by. In that moment, remind yourself you did the best you could with what you knew at the time.

Credentials

  • Doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology 
  • Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Master’s degree in Human Services from Springfield College
  • Undergraduate degree in Marketing from Fairfield University (Magna Cum Laude) 

Selected Achievements

  • Faculty member of several universities in Northern and Southern California.  
  • Published author of select scientific journals on trauma, process addictions, self-harm, and multi-dimensional family therapy.

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