Copyright 2016. J. Louise Newton, LCSW. All rights reserved.

I am a member of the queer community and long-time ally to members of the transgender community. I provide LGBTQQIA affirming therapy and evaluations and referral for transgender individuals seeking medical health care. I am a member in good standing of the World Professional Association for Transgender Heath. For more information on the standards of care for transgender patients see WPATH standards of care HERE.

For over ten years I have worked in recovery programming and I find that the two can (although not always) co-occur. I treat each patient's complex recovery needs with warmth and patience. I do not require patients to be abstinent to begin or remain in therapy. If you are working a 12-step program or recovering in another way, I look forward to being a support to you on your journey.


relational therapy

Gender and Sexual Diversity: LGBTQQIA

Treatment for addictions and trauma recovery

outpatient mental health therapy and somatic experiencing treatment in a safe environment




As a relational therapist I value connection and empathy. Instead of the traditional expert-patient model, which is based on separation and hierarchy, the relational approach emphasizes collaboration and trust. For more information about Relational-Cultural Therapy click HERE. I also strongly subscribe to an anti-oppression framework in my clinical work and personal relationships. 


J. Louise Newton, MSW, LCSW, SEP

treating trauma, addictions, and adult mental health needs


August 2016: Thanks so much for your interest in my practice! I am not currently taking any new general adult mental health patients, Somatic Experiencing patients, or patients seeking support for gender identity needs. If you are seeking supportive therapy or medical care for needs related to your experience of your gender please reference the GSDS Initiative Resource list HERE. If you are interested in pursuing Somatic Experiencing for trauma treatment, you can search the database of SEP trained clinicians maintained by the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute HERE.

J. Louise Newton, LCSW
1502 W NC Hwy 54, Suite 103Durham, NC27707US
Phone: 919-354-0850 Website: