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Barbara N., Ph.D.

Psychological Testing

Dr. Nova is a psychologist (License #23538) who provides psychological testing for the boys at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services. She received her doctorate from Alliant International University in 2004 and has specialized in working with children and adolescents that have issues including high conflict divorce, ADHD, trauma and loss, Asperger’s, and relationship difficulties. 

As part of the Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services clinical team, Dr. Nova attends the treatment team every Tuesday, providing feedback and interpretation of the psychological testing results. Recognized by her peers as a leader in the field, she serves on the Marin County Psychological Association Board and has been an adjunct faculty member at Dominican University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Nova adds, “What sets me apart from other child therapists is that I help parents understand and respond to the needs and messages behind their children’s behaviors.” Her specialties include psychological testing of adolescents who have learning issues, substance abuse issues, depression, anxiety, and behavior problems.