Purpose of our faculty wisdom team

In our professional field it takes decades to become a master of somatic clinical work and in a lifetime of practice no one can possibly be skillful in every content area. We at NCCR wanted to invest in our team (aka the branches) and YOU! Our desire with the faculty initiative is to provide our clinical team with a solid foundation of support for their work with clients. We have decided to hire a “wisdom team” (aka the roots) of professionals that can provide training to our team around a variety of body based and clinical concerns so as to make sure you are receiving the best care possible. 100 years of professional experience each session? You got it!

*All NCCR faculty are required to have a minimum of 20 years experience in their profession and need to be certified in a psychobiological approach.

*NCCR Faculty provide training to our clinical team and do not currently offer sessions @ NCCR.

Kathleen Fitzgerald, MA, LPC

Kathleen is a seasoned family systems and relational therapist who started her career as a teacher in special education and then transitioned to the counseling profession. Kathleen is an EMDR approved consultant, intensively trained DBT therapist and does deep attachment and skills work in her own private practice. After working as an adjunct faculty at Duke School of Medicine and Nursing for over a decade, Kathleen now works with medical professionals in a coaching capacity, addressing learning to thrive with both self compassion and skillful empathy for their patients in this complicated and ever changing medical world. Kathleen has done amazing systems and clinical work with native populations and has used creative expression through hip hop dancing with young adults healing from trauma. Kathleen has mastered the art of teaching, counseling and healthy relationship and is an inspiring force for our NCCR clinical team providing clinical consultation in areas of special needs, family and relationships, attachment, trauma and healthy connection to the body.


Mary Lorenz, SEP, RYT, NCLMBT

Mary is a trauma informed bodyworker, somatic educator and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Her work is informed by Somatic Experiencing® and her background is in bodywork and movement. Mary uses an integrated somatic approach, which includes touch-based methods for supporting and restoring clients’ resilience and self-regulation. She is committed to providing a safe, open, and non-judgmental atmosphere where each client can feel at ease. Mary coordinates and assists Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute Training’s and Bodywork and Somatic Education (BASE)™ training’s which help train therapists, body workers and medical professionals in the areas of resiliency, trauma, chronic pain, traumatic stress and relational trauma.


Paula Scatoloni, LCSW, CEDS, SEP

Paula Scatoloni is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, CEDS Supervisor, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She is a member of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy and is the Co-Founder of the Embodied Recovery Institute. Paula co-developed the Ai Pono treatment center with Dr. Anita Johnston and has since served as the Eating Disorder Coordinator at Duke University. Paula has taught extensively on the etiology and treatment of disordered eating disorders for over two decades. She currently has a private practice in Chapel Hill NC where she specializes in body-oriented trauma therapy, attachment, and eating disorders. Paula provides clinical supervision to our limited licensed social work clinicians at NCCR. Paula’s expertise in the field of self regulation, early developmental trauma and eating disorders is a great resource for our clinical team.


Adria Zimmerman, SEP, BASEP, DARe

Adria is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner who works with people suffering from the debilitating symptoms related to trauma. She has been in private practice, specific to trauma work, for 14 years. She owes her own healing and resilience to the work of Somatic Experiencing®.

Adria is a primary faculty training assistant and has assisted extensively in the SE trainings helping graduate hundreds of SE practitioners. She is approved at all levels to provide sessions and/or consults to students seeking certification for the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute trainings, Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists, BASE® Bodywork and Somatic Education for Trauma Therapists and DARe, Dynamic Attachment Repatterning Experience.