J. Louise Newton (she/her/hers) is the Clinical Director of Psychotherapy at MindPath Care Centers, and the Clinic Director of her group practice at Catalyst Somatics and Psychotherapy in Durham. Louise has been with MindPath Care Centers since early 2013. She earned her BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and her Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Louise 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 addressing the intersection of mental health, addiction, and trauma in men’s and women’s gender-responsive treatment settings. More recently, Louise worked at the UNC School of Medicine as a residential therapist. She is a field instructor for the UNC School of Social Work and Smith College of Social Work graduate programs.
Louise has extensive training in motivational interviewing interventions that can be used to treat addictions, address ambivalence around pharmacotherapy, and 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 is a Co-Founder and current Clinical Supervisor of the Gender and Sexual Diversity Program at MindPath Care Centers. Louise is also a fully certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Teaching Assistant though the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute for the treatment of complex, developmental, and single incident shock traumas and their resulting mental health symptoms.
“I would recommend Louise to anyone I know. I’ve 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
- Adjustment Disorder
- Alcohol Use
- Bipolar Disorder
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive Disorder
- Dissociative Disorder
- Drug Use
- Eating Disorder
- Court Consultation/Expert Witness Services
- Postpartum Depression
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)