Sue Martin has been on the faculty since 2007. For over 30 years, Sue pioneered new community and educational efforts to enhance embodied wellness. In 1977, Sue co-founded one of the first shelters for battered women in the country and in 1980, Futures without Violence.

Sue is a passionate, dynamic and compassionate teacher. She has supported students to listen to the body’s wisdom, to know the depth of sensitivity and knowing that lies therein and to express one’s realization through one’s embodiment.

Sue has a private practice in Berkeley and is a long-time student of the Diamond Heart School for Spiritual Development, where she is currently in the teacher-training program.


  • Counseling Psychology- Holistic


Expressive Movement

Holistic Psychology Approaches to Trauma and PTSD

Somatic Psychology Approaches to Trauma and PTSD

Advanced Clinical Skills

Selected Publications

Somatic Practices Develop Somatic Capacity: Retraining Body, Mind and Heart (article 2010).

Using the Body’s Wisdom to Heal Trauma: A Somatic Expressive Arts Approach to Healing Trauma (self published book, 2001).

Credentials & Accolades

BA from Stanford University

MA from Sonoma State University

Former Commissioner, Commission on the Status of Women, San Francisco