Melissa Patterson, ND
Naturopathic Doctor and Medical Intuitive
354 1/2 S. Main St.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 829-8137



Dr. Melissa Patterson has been in private practice as a naturopathic doctor for eleven years.  

She is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine.  She is also a graduate of the Academy of Intuition Medicine® where she received a Master Certificate of Intuition Medicine®.

She has studied holistic medicine - including mind-body, energetic and intuitive healing - for two decades.  She is certified in hypnotherapy, as well as a certified Reiki master, yoga instructor, and massage therapist. She has also studied with a myriad of medicine people from diverse tribal backgrounds, including: Lakota, Cherokee, Crow, and Dagara (African).

Additionally, Dr. Patterson has been a holistic healing instructor for fifteen years.   She currently teaches medical intuition at the Academy of Intuition Medicine®and Energy Medicine University.  For five years, Dr. Patterson was the director and an instructor of the program Consciousness, Healing and Ecology, offered through New College of California.  She has taught nutrition and botanical medicine at Bauman College in Cotati, California. Additionally, Dr. Patterson has taught holistic theory, massage, nutrition, mind-body medicine and botanical medicine at Rainstar University in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she also served as Chair of the Health Department.


Melissa’s own healing path began when she was working as an environmentalist for Greenpeace in her early 20's. Doing this work she realized that in order to truly heal the world, you must first begin with yourself. From this point, she dove into studying all she could about numerous holistic healing modalities.  Soon thereafter she became a patient with a naturopathic doctor, healing a long-standing illness she had from infancy. Through this process, she was transformed  and healed not only physically, but also emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. From this healing journey she experienced the deeper meaning of holistic medicine, how all aspects of the self need to be addressed in order to find true healing. Several months later, while living on the island of Jamaica, a transformative experience gave her the vision and drive to become not only a naturopathic doctor, but ultimately a modern day medicine woman. Melissa believes that addressing all aspects of ourself in the healing journey helps us to embody ourselves at the deepest level, leads us to manifestation of true health and a discovery of what we are really here to do.