About My Practice


I help babies, kids, parents and adults, with:

Anxieties, fears, core isolation, difficulty with transitions and disconnection from: self, others, the body, instincts and intuition. I support healthy family relationships and wise parenting and co-parenting.

You can expect to develop a deeper connection with yourself, feel more grounded, resourced, integrated and calm. Learn self-care through listening to your body, emotions and intuition, and by using simple mindfulness practices.

My specialty is transforming stress/trauma from preconception to the post-birth period.

Relax and reboot your nervous system, unwind and relieve stress and pain with a gentle cranial sacral session! Or, if you’re a deep diver, explore the power of your mind/body/soul synergy.

My Services

Body-Centered Healing

handsIntegrating body, mind and soul with deep, gentle, powerful, experiential, hands-on somatic work… Learn More

Cranial Sacral for All Ages

Cranial-Sacral work is very gentle and non-invasive. I combine Cranial-Sacral work with Prenatal… Learn More

Womb & Birth Play for Children

This special play environment supports children and families to come into calm, deeper connection and understanding… Learn More

Healing the Womb & Birth Journey for Adults

Early imprints, from the preconception through newborn period, affect our lives profoundly… Learn More

Parenting & Attachment Support

Supported parents mean happy relaxed children! Parenting can be growthful… Learn More

Supervision in the Field of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology

Expert input for therapists and birth professionals on pre and perinatal issues in your practice, so that you can better serve your clients. Learn More

I’ve found that lasting change has come from a combination of talk therapy and somatic work. Karen Melton is a rare practitioners who has mastered both these realms. She is wise and articulate in her words, revealing that she has done her own work on her path to self-knowledge and acceptance. Her somatic hands-on skills border on genius. In addition to these rare gifts, Karen also has a big heart, and is very kind. She has helped my wife and I, and my children, to vastly improve the quality of our lives.

Ned Kahn, Sonoma County, Ca


Understanding Your Child and Strengthening Connection: A Nurturing, Body-Focused Class Series For Parents

If you are a parent who wants to: Learn new ways to listen more deeply to your child Understand your child’s unique way of communicating Discover how your connection to your body can become an amazing parenting resource Increase connection and secure attachment Get parenting and attachment support You will get support and input for ...


Introduction to Embodied Womb & Birth Psychology

An introduction to early imprinting and consciousness, prenatal foundations for attachment, supporting full embodiment and presence in the formative period, health issues originating in the primal period, and sequencing trauma.


Womb & Birth Process Workshops in Santa Rosa, CA

A Womb & Birth Process Workshop is a safe, small group purposefully created to safely process and integrate pre-conception, womb, birth and early infancy and attachment issues. Participants often leave with a sense of increased connection both to themselves and others. The group is suitable for professionals and non-professionals who want to explore their core ...


It has been my great pleasure to work with Karen. She embodies a wonderful combination of warmth, sensitivity and a great depth of understanding of depth psychology, attachment theory and pre and perinatal development. If you want work at your depth, at the root of your psychological, relational and/or spiritual issues, Karen is a wonderful resource and partner for supporting healing at these deepest levels.

Jeff Burkhart, Software Engineering Director, Berkeley

The 9 Principles of Conscious Early Parenting