Dr. Christopher Sorensen, MD

Psychiatrist (A135024 California)

ALUMNI OF: Brigham Young University
LANGUAGES: English
LOCATION: Los Altos Mental Health Clinic, San Jose Mental Health Clinic, CA
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Expertise

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • bipolar disorder
  • schizophrenia

Treatment Orientation

  • Integrating cultural and religious beliefs into treatment plan.
  • Creates patient-centered clinical management plan for mental disorders
  • Commands active patient engagement
  • Weighs multiple therapeutic options for patients

Work experience

  • Terros – 1.4.2016 – Present
  • Counties Manukau – Faleola Services – 3.1.2015-12.11.2015 (Consultant Psychiatrist)
  • Southwest Network – 12.1.2014 – 2.27.2015
  • Aurora Behavioral – 2011-2014
  • Desert Vista Outpatient Clinic – 2012-2014
  • Desert Vista and MIHS Behavioral Health Annex – 2010-2012
  • Mayo Clinic – 2014
  • PsychHealth Private Practice – 2013
  • Banner Scottsdale – 2012
  • Veteran’s Administration Substance Abuse Program – 2011Clinical Intern

Education

  • Maricopa Integrated Health System – Psychiatry Residency [2014]
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine – Doctor of Medicine [2010]
  • Brigham Young University – BS in Neuroscience, BA in English [2006]

Affiliations and certifications

  • Studied both Neuroscience and English at Brigham Young University
  • Studied Medicine at The Ohio State University
  • Worked in an HIV Clinic in South Africa
  • Worked with the Mayo Clinic at their private hospital inpatient units and psychoanalytic outpatient practice
  • Worked at outpatient clinics in Arizona and New Zealand
  • Moonlighted as an inpatient consultant psychiatrist

Awards and honors

  • Top PRITE Score In Residency Program – 2011-2013
  • Rural Health Scholar’s Program -Rural Mental Health 2009
  • Travel Award: Schizophrenia Conference 2008
  • Landacre Honor Society – 2007
  • Roessler Scholarship – 2007 – Full Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Neuroscience Dean’s List – 2004, 2005
  • Inscape – Graduate Authors 2006
  • Schooled Magazine – Writer of the Month 2005
  • Eagle Scout

In-Network Insurance

Healthnet
Tricare
AETNA
MHN
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Shield of California (We are not in-network with Blue Shield Covered California)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Alignment Health
Humana
Cigna
Optum Behavioral Health

Dr. Christopher Sorensen studied both Neuroscience and English at Brigham Young University and started early in practicing an integrated approach to psychiatry by working as a neuroanatomy teaching assistant, pharmacy technician and teaching deep muscle relaxation for students with anxiety disorders.

He studied medicine at The Ohio State University and took a special interest in cultural impact on mental health and international medicine, working for part of his final year in an HIV clinic in South Africa. He completed his residency with the Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix Arizona, where he started new rotations with the Mayo Clinic, private hospital inpatient units and a psychoanalytic outpatient practice. Since residency he has primarily worked in outpatient clinics in Arizona and New Zealand, as well as moonlighting as an inpatient consultant psychiatrist.

Dr. Sorensen believes in practicing patient-centered medicine. He has tried to accumulate as much experience in treating a wide variety of mental health conditions in various settings as possible, and uses that expertise to work together with his patients in developing a plan to best address their personal needs and priorities. He’s especially interested in incorporating the patient’s personal history, cultural and religious beliefs into their treatment plan when appropriate. Rather than dictate one treatment plan, he will discuss the relative merits of different therapeutic options and he and the patient will pick which one has the best chance of success and meeting the patient’s goals.

Reviews

As many of you know, finding a mental health clinic and schedule an appointment is very difficult. I was very pleasantly surprised that BG and Caroline in the intake dept. make this process so easy and enjoyable. BG even took into the next step and followed up my call to the clinic. I also wanted to say that I feel that this clinic and its employees carry and run themselves in a very professional/helpful manner. Looking forward to seeing Dr. Sorensen.


Mr. BG was very wonderful to me when I had the great opportunity to talk to him about being a patient with Savant Care. He handled all my needs with great attention to detail and was very easy to talk to. He was also very caring and very knowledgeable and warm. I am glad I got to speak to him. He is awesome. Thank you so much for helping me on the phone. You are great. He made my day.


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Christopher Sorensen for almost a year now and I have to say I’ve had a great experience with both Savant Care and Dr. Sorensen. Dr. Sorensen is very impressive. I have had a few bad experiences before with other doctor...s that I’ve had, but he is completely on a different level than most medical professionals. His knowledge of different medications are on point and it is obvious he has an excellent memory. I have had addiction issues for a while and probably haven’t been the best or most compliant of patients, but he has worked with me all this time to help me get better. It is very apparent that he cares about his patients. I highly recommend him because he is effective and is also very kind. He definitely wants his patients to get better. Also, he referred to a therapist who specializes in CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). Her name is Jennifer Gilman and is also part of Savant Care. I’ve also had an awesome experience with her. She is very understanding and is really sweet. I’ve been very honest with her about my issues and she is always there to recommend the best advice. Most of all, I know she cares about me and she has been nothing but encouraging and nice. As for Savant Care as a whole, the whole team is excellent. The team of assistants that I have interacted with has been nothing but pleasant and very efficient. In short, my opinion is that they are the best of the best. If you really want treatment that works, please give Savant Care a shot. You won’t be sorry and I am sure you will have an excellent experience!


Dr Sorensen is excellent and has helped me with my anxiety and depression. I’ve never had this level of service and dedication. It has saved my job and changed my life. I highly recommend him. It takes a while to get an appointment but it’s worth the wait. Beth in San Jose


Love love love the care I’ve received here!!! Dr Sorensen is an outstanding psychiatrist and very helpful. Love this place!!


Savant Care has definitely helped me in turning my life around. Dr. Sorensen is very helpful and informative with whatever issues or questions I may have, and makes sure that things are always flowing smoothly in terms of my mental and physical health. And on top of that is his assistant, Austin. Austin is always quick to help; to go the extra mile to make sure that problems of any sort are resolved. I highly recommend Savant Care and their incredible staff!


I truly love Savant Care because I feel that both the doctors and staff go above and beyond to help me when needed. I recently switched jobs and had two network choices for insurance, and chose the one that ensured that I could stay with Savant Care,... even though my PCP wasn't covered under the same network. I chose to switch my PCP so I could stay with Dr. Sorensen- he's kind, helpful and takes the time to make sure I'm getting the correct care. Additionally, I'd like to mention that his assistant, Austin, is without a doubt the best out there! Austin has an incredible turnaround time and will always help you whenever he can. I highly recommend Savant Care and Dr. Sorensen.


Dr. Sorensen is the ideal balance of educated, progressive (informed about the latest perspectives on mental health treatment), and most importantly, caring and compassionate. At first he seems a bit reserved, but after getting to know him I truly fe...el he cares about patients and their outcomes. The services provided by his team of administrative staff (Adrian, for example) for things such as appointment scheduling and refill requests are far superior to the norm in this area. I feel extremely fortunate I found such a competent, caring, and effective place to work on my own personal growth and happiness.


When it comes to my personal health I'm always hesitant to get a second opinion. It took a lot for me to book my initial consult with Dr. Sorensen and I only wished that I had done it sooner. Dr. Sorensen is a great listener, patient and takes his ti...me. I never felt rushed during my session nor did I feel like I was being judged. I can't even begin to express how relieved I feel since finding SavantCare as I know I'm in the absolute best hands. Also, a huge thank you to Austin, Dr. Sorensen's assistant for calmly handling my difficult insurance situation and for following up with me frequently.


When it comes to my personal health I'm always hesitant to get a second opinion. It took a lot for me to book my initial consult with Dr. Sorensen and I only wished that I had done it sooner. Dr. Sorensen is a great listener, patient and takes his ti...me. I never felt rushed during my session nor did I feel like I was being judged. I can't even begin to express how relieved I feel since finding SavantCare as I know I'm in the absolute best hands. Also, a huge thank you to Austin, Dr. Sorensen's assistant for calmly handling my difficult insurance situation and for following up with me frequently.


Dr. Sorensen is so smart. I feel like I am finally in good hands. He knows medications so well! When you go into the office you will see how modern and technologically advanced everything is. I was impressed from the first time I stepped through the ...door. I plan on keeping Dr. Sorensen and have no desire to change. He is honestly such a good find. Young enough to not be stuck in old ways and yet experienced enough to be so savvy about all of the newest medications. Go see Dr. Sorensen! PS Special thanks to Austin, Dr. Sorensen's assistant. He is awesome too!!


When it comes to my personal health I'm always hesitant to get a second opinion. It took a lot for me to book my initial consult with Dr. Sorensen and I only wished that I had done it sooner. Dr. Sorensen is a great listener, patient and takes his ti...me. I never felt rushed during my session nor did I feel like I was being judged. I can't even begin to express how relieved I feel since finding SavantCare as I know I'm in the absolute best hands. Also, a huge thank you to Austin, Dr. Sorensen's assistant for calmly handling my difficult insurance situation and for following up with me frequently.


I truly love Savant Care because I feel that both the doctors and staff go above and beyond to help me when needed. I recently switched jobs and had two network choices for insurance, and chose the one that ensured that I could stay with Savant Care,... even though my PCP wasn't covered under the same network. I chose to switch my PCP so I could stay with Dr. Sorensen- he's kind, helpful and takes the time to make sure I'm getting the correct care. Additionally, I'd like to mention that his assistant, Austin, is without a doubt the best out there! Austin has an incredible turnaround time and will always help you whenever he can. I highly recommend Savant Care and Dr. Sorensen.


Dr. Sorensen and his support team continue to provide two valuable talents - excellent listening skills and compassion. Austen, Adrian and Patrick treat you as if you are the most important person. Dr. Sorensen has done an outstanding job during my course of care. He is a marvel when it comes to fine-tuning medications. My hope is that anyone who has personal issues contact his office. You owe it to yourself!


I have been to Dr Sorenson for a few times and he has been professional and understands my situation. He's been very helpful his assistant Austin has been helpful too. I always get texts or emails for the confirmations for my appointments. Dr Sorenson will make sure I get help Incase he's not available. Would definitely recommend Dr Sorenson.


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