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The New Orleans Institute

The New Orleans Institute

Trauma-Based Mental Disorders (The New Orleans Institute)

Special Patients, Special Care

Specialized treatment is available in a non-threatening and therapeutic environment for individuals suffering from trauma-based mental disorders, compulsive behaviors, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress. Specialized treatment is also available for active duty members of the military and their families.

Many individuals require specialized intensive inpatient treatment when outpatient and inpatient stabilization programs have been unsuccessful in containing self-destructive symptoms. The New Orleans Institute offers seven-day-a-week specialized treatment within a supportive environment. Our multidisciplinary treatment team has more than 25 years of experience in the stabilization of several trauma-related symptoms, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Dissociation
  • Somatic distress
  • Self-injury

Individual and group interventions are used for stabilization as well as to identify and provide resolution to the cycles of self-destructive behavior. The programs also facilitate the resolution of long-term developmental issues, personality disorders, and address life-interfering behaviors, emphasizing relapse prevention.

Patients receive a full day of treatment services within the structured and trusting therapeutic community. Our goal is to provide a respectful, protected, and empowering environment in which patients can pursue the work of healing.

Renowned, Specialized Treatment Team

Our multidisciplinary team has more than 25 years of experience and our staff members are well known for their expertise.

The treatment team includes:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Medical doctors
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Dietitians
  • Psychiatric nurses
  • Counselors
  • Expressive therapists

The clinical team looks to establish an environment for patients to successfully regain control of their lives.


Many alumni send us letters of appreciation or updates regarding their recovery. Read the most recent note we received – a poem about recovery from a former patient.

Admissions Process for Trauma Program

Admissions to The New Orleans Institute are scheduled to ensure our patients receive the best care possible within the scope of services we provide. If you have specific questions regarding The New Orleans Institute or would like to begin the admission process, please see our referral information and access our referral form.