About Louise Newton, MSW, LCSW, SEP
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 Initiative 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.
Partial List of Treatment Areas
- Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
- Alcohol Use
- Binge Eating / Other
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive Disorder
- PTSD - Childhood Trauma
- Dissociative Disorder
- Forensic / Custody Evaluation
- Compulsive Gambling
- Gender Confirmation Surgery Evaluation
- PTSD - Victim of Abuse
- Opioid/Pain Med Use
- Drug Use (non-opioid)
- Postpartum Depression
- Sex / Pornography Addiction
- Sexual Functioning Concerns
- PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
- Somatic Experiencing (SE)
- Somatoform Disorder
- LGBTQ+ CareSignifies post graduate education in gender and sexual diversity and recognizes specialization in LGBTQ+ care.
January 20, 2021
I already have recommended mind path to several people. The office people who check you in are so nice and caring. The mental health care workers are wonderful. The building and location is great. You can get text and voice messages for appointment reminders. Nicole and Victoria have been god sends in helping me get my life together and helped to allow me to feel mentally well adjusted and balanced. Nicole and Victoria never rush the appointment. They make me feel comfortable and like my feelings and concerns are validated. Mind path has changed my life for the better. I wish something like this was available to me when I was younger, but I m truly grateful it exists now and is so accessible. The office staff and mental health care workers at mind path are the most helpful, caring, and comforting professionals I ve ever worked with in my experience in mental health and medical care.
January 9, 2020
I was expecting the letter for my gender affirming surgery, and was totally surprised when I got the form for my gender marker change on my license. Still trying to process this surprise.