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LGBTQQIA+ Identity Support

Queer & Genderqueer Savvy

Transitioning, Pre-Op, and Non-Op

Kink Aware & Sex Work Affirming

Life Decisions and Times of Change

Family of Origin Issues

Posttraumatic Stress Responses

Complex PTSD 

Attachment & Relational Challenges

Interpersonal Violence

Sexual Abuse Recovery

Secondary Survivors



I received a Bachelor of Arts at the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2003 with a major in psychology and a minor is sociology. I received a Master of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010 and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#C008151) in the State of North Carolina. I have provided group and individual mental health treatment and advocacy services in outpatient and residential treatment programs since 2003. Additionally, I have been a community organizer since 2001 and I find that these spheres inform and enhance one another. Prior to graduate school, I was a co-founder and organizer for Tranzmission in Asheville, NC from 2001-2009. More recently I served as the Board of Directors Co-chair for the non-profit organization Girls Rock NC. For more information about Girls Rock NC click HERE. I joined Carolina Partners in Mental Health Care in 2013. For more information on services and locations offered at Carolina Partners click HERE.


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Substance Abuse Assessment

Addiction & Relapse Prevention

Family & Friends of People with Addictions

Codependency & Enmeshment

Anger Management

Body Confidence & Size Acceptance

Treating Your Individual needs


somatic experiencing


I am a fully certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for trauma treatment. I provide SE sessions and incorporate the neurobiology elements of SE in my traditional psychotherapy practice. In addition, I attend consultation sessions with approved Somatic Experiencing Practitioners from the Somatic Experiencing Training Institute. I attend and assist SETI instructors who are offering clinical trainings to upcoming cohorts of students. For more information on the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Training Institute click HERE. I have also completed training in somatic attachment interventions for the repair and resolution of relational and developmental trauma. For more information on Diane Poole Heller's DARe model please click HERE.

I am a warm and charismatic provider and am excited to become a resource and support for you. If you have become overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, are worried that you have developed an addiction, or are managing other transitions, you may be at the precipice of profound growth. We are also collectively and personally  working to manage the psychological impact of the current political climate. Together we can create a safer space to navigate your change efforts in a gentle and affirming way.


Education & Qualifications

J. Louise Newton, MSW, LCSW, SEP

​​treating trauma, addictions, and adult mental health needs   

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