136: Embodied Recovery


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Welcome to episode 136 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week, we speak with Paula Scatoloni, LCSW, CEDS, SEP and Rachel Lewis-Marlow, MS, EdS, LPC, LMBT about embodied recovery.

Paula is a somatic-based psychotherapist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, and Somatic Experiencing™ practitioner in Durham, NC. She has a private practice in Chapel Hill, NC and has worked in the field of eating disorders for over two decades. Prior to developing Embodied Recovery, Paula co-developed the first intensive outpatient program for eating disorders with Dr. Anita Johnston author, Eating In the Light of the Moon. She also served as the Eating Disorder Coordinator at Duke University for nine years where she developed campus policies and managed a multidisciplinary treatment team. She is a certified Shake Your Soul ® instructor and has provided mindful movement classes at Carolina House Treatment Center. Paula has taught extensively on the etiology and treatment of eating disorders through classes, workshops, professional trainings, and conferences. She is currently an SEP assistant and session provider. She has training in Bodywork and Somatic Education (BASE) and additional models for somatic work with developmental trauma. She is a faculty member at the NC Center for Resiliency in Chapel Hill, NC and has been collaborating with researchers for the past four years to develop a study on the efficacy of somatic therapy within the eating disorder population.

Rachel is a somatically integrative psychotherapist, dually licensed in counseling and therapeutic massage and bodywork. She is a Certified Advanced Practitioner in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and has advanced training and 25 + years of experience in diverse somatic therapies including Craniosacral Therapy, Energetic Osteopathy, Oncology massage and Aromatherapy. Rachel worked as a primary therapist at Carolina House for 4 years. There she developed the Embodying Recovery group therapy protocol which formed the basis for her contribution to the EMBODIED RECOVERY treatment model. Rachel is a private consultant to eating disorders treatment facilities. She provides ongoing training and supervision to clinical and support staff in the programmatic implementation of the embodied recovery model. She is currently consulting for Carolina House in their residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment programs. In her private practice in Chapel Hill, NC, Rachel works with trauma, eating disorders, and dissociative disorders. She has extensive experience as a teacher and presenter, focusing on accessing the body’s unique capacity to give voice to the subconscious and to lay the foundation for healing and maintaining psychological and physical health.



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