Melissa  Walker Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Melissa Walker

Embodied Relationships Counseling Center

Melissa is a Somatic Psychotherapist and Dance/Movement Therapist who specializes in sex and relationship therapy for couples and individuals. A graduate of Naropa University in 2009, Melissa weaves together her Masters level training with additional training in Couples Therapy, Sex Therapy, Psychodrama, and Authentic Movement. She is also certified in Somatic Archaeology and is a SomaSource LifeCycle Practitioner. Melissa is former adjunct faculty at Naropa University.

Subjects: Gender & Sexuality


Through study and work, Melissa has crafted the Somatic-Concentric Sex Therapy (S-CST) model for working with clients. S-CST is a confluence of somatic, contemplative, person-centered, and sexology theories. This model harnesses the client’s actualizing tendency, a tendency towards growth and complexity, toward a fully embodied experience and expression of the sexual self. This model includes the practice of Erotic Bodyfulness, full-body arousal anatomy with a whole-person approach to the human sexual response, and embodied expressivity toward one’s personal erotic potential and healthy relational sexuality.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Somatic Sex Therapy
    Couples Therapy
    Dance/Movement Therapy
    Somatic Psychotherapy


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