Rachel Lewis, MS, EDS, LPC, LMBT, Co-founder of Embodied Recovery Institute, Lead Faculty of Embodied Recovery for Eating Disorders.
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 began her work with eating disorders in Residential, PHP and IOP treatment programs. There she developed the Embodying Recovery group therapy protocol, which forms the basis for the EMBODIED RECOVERY for EATING DISORDERS (ERED) paradigm. She provided program development, training and supervision for the implementation of the ERED model to enhance the effectiveness of current best practices, such as DBT, Interpersonal Process, ACT groups. She also developed the Body Wisdom group protocol, an alternative to the traditional body-image group, which focuses on enhancing the mind-body relationship through mindful experience of and through the body.
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. In her practice in Chapel Hill, NC, Rachel specializes in working with people exploring recovery from trauma, eating disorders, and dissociative disorders.