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The New Orleans Institute

The New Orleans Institute

Trauma-Based Mental Disorders (The New Orleans Institute)

Specialized treatment is available in a non-threatening and therapeutic environment for individuals suffering from trauma-based mental disorders, compulsive behavior disorders, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorders. Specialized inpatient treatment programs are 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. A compassionate and experienced staff is important to recovery, as you need people who care about you and your journey as much as you need people who know how to administer the right treatments and therapies for you. 

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 inpatient trauma treatment program 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.

Traumatic Events and Mental Health

Traumatic events can devastate your mental health. Nearly 40% of adults say that they have experienced trauma at least once in their lives.

An inpatient trauma program at a trauma inpatient treatment center can get to the root of the effects from a traumatic experience, and trauma therapists understand the importance of a trauma-focused treatment program.

Types of Trauma-Based Mental Health Disorders

  • Compulsive behavior disorders
    • We can help with OCD. Obsessive thoughts and repetitive behavior can be signs of a compulsive behavior disorder such as obsessive compulsive disorders or even sex addiction.
  • Eating disorders
    • We can help with every type of eating disorder. Signs of an eating disorder include fear of gaining weight, excessive weight loss or an obsession with losing weight. If you or a loved one has developed an eating disorder, please begin the admissions process. 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorders
    • We can help treat PTSD. Diagnosing PTSD at a PTSD treatment center is key, as treatments for PTSD can be very effective when utilized properly. 

Admissions Process for Trauma Recovery 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 for trauma based disorders, including inpatient PTSD treatment. 

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.

To send an inquiry about  our Trauma Recovery Program, contact us, or call 800-366-1740. Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments can also be made.