Dr. Newton specializes in psychological assessment and has worked with children, adolescents, and adults. She has particular interest and experience testing for emotional functioning, behavioral issues, learning disabilities, and ADHD. She has also conducted forensic evaluations including pre-employment, fitness-for-duty, and competence to stand trial. Dr. Newton approaches assessment with the goal of providing clients with ease and relief by illuminating problem areas and identifying treatment recommendations best suited to meet their needs. She recognizes that individuals are multi-dimensional and are defined by more than psychological tests. In order to gain a complete picture of her clients, she strives to connect and understand how various aspects of their lives, including personal interests, strengths and weaknesses, family and personal relationships, culture, and values, work together to form their individual identity and how they experience the world around them.
In addition, Dr. Newton has provided individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds who have experienced depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, trauma, and substance abuse. She also has experience addressing dysfunctional relationships, domestic violence, problems with anger, academic difficulties, and issues related to involvement with the criminal justice system. Dr. Newton approaches therapy from a psychodynamic perspective, with an emphasis on attachment and relationships, and utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy interventions. She strives to develop a therapeutic relationship with clients that is built on trust, honesty, and compassion, and to create a space where clients can explore their emotions safely and free from judgment. She focuses on helping clients develop self-awareness and introspection, healthy coping strategies, and authentic and meaningful relationships.
Dr. Newton earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Temple University and a doctorate degree in Clinical Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has trained in private practice, educational, and correctional settings.