Kati Newsome, MSW, LCSWA, MT-BC

Outpatient Psychotherapist in Chapel Hill

My name is Kati (she/her) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA-P016486), a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC-12372) and an Outpatient Psychotherapist at Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness in North Durham. I have personal experience being in the client seat in therapy, so I understand how hard it can be to reach out and share your story with someone new. My number one priority is to create a safe and supportive space for you to express yourself fully: no judgement, no shame, every piece of you is worthy, and all parts of you are welcome here. I’m honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with you on reaching your goals- whatever those may be.

I completed my Bachelor of Music Therapy degree at Appalachian State University and my Master of Social Work degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have 5+ years of experience working in residential, inpatient, medical and community mental health settings with a diverse array of adolescents and adults, groups and families experiencing a variety of mental health concerns.

My passion lies in working with adolescents and young adults as they navigate through this often-challenging season of life. My approach to therapy is relational and rooted in trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, feminist and systems frameworks. I weave together traditional talk therapy and music therapy interventions depending on the needs of each individual client. My therapeutic style is informed by a variety of therapeutic modalities including: Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Multidimensional Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Polyvagal Theory and parts work.

I am committed to Anti-Racist practice, LGBTQIA+ affirming, Neurodivergent affirming, Health At Every Size informed and welcoming to clients of all cultural, racial and religious backgrounds. I believe that client-therapist fit is crucial and I’m happy to help you with referrals to find your perfect therapist if we aren’t a great fit.

I look forward to our work together!


email | knewsome@threeoaksbehavioralhealth.com