Ms. Newton is the Clinical Director of Psychotherapy at Carolina Partners and the Managing Partner of her group practice at New Hope Court in Durham. Louise has been with Carolina Partners since early 2013. She earned her BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and her Masters of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Newton has worked as a provider in mental health programming since 2003 providing individual and group treatment services to incarcerated and court-ordered clients, with trauma-informed treatment programming, and in men’s and women’s gender-responsive treatment settings addressing the intersection of mental health, addiction, and trauma. More recently, Ms. Newton worked at the UNC School of Medicine as a residential therapist and was a field instructor for the UNC School of Social Work graduate program. Ms. Newton has extensive training in motivational interviewing interventions that can be used to treat addictions, address ambivalence around pharmacotherapy, or provide support and assistance during life-changing processes. She has been a clinical educator and advocate of access to treatment for LGBTQI communities since 2001 and specializes in working with transgender and gender nonconforming folks; many of whom are seeking assistance in removing barriers to medical care. Louise Newton is a Co-Founder and previous Director of the Gender and Sexual Diversity Initiative at CPMH. Ms. Newton is a fully certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner though the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute for the treatment of complex, developmental, and single incident shock traumas and resulting mental health symptoms. She treats ages 18 and up at our Catalyst Somatics and Psychotherapy clinic in Durham, NC, where she specializes in individual and group therapy for substance abuse and addiction recovery, PTSD/trauma recovery, anger management, and LGBTQI populations including transgender patients as well as general adult mental health treatment.
“I would recommend Louise to anyone I know. I’v seen her for a few years now and she’s helped me through so much. She’s very respectful and SO easy to talk to – I never feel like I’m being judged. The office is very comfortable and the staff are great!” ~ Melissa