Personal Bio & Interests
Dr. Christensen works in various capacities within Intermountain Healthcare. His primary responsibility is to work within the Mental Health Integration program at two family practice clinics and OB/GYN where he provides brief behavioral health interventions and support to patients referred to him by the physicians at these clinics. He works closely with physicians and care managers in these clinics to offer a team-based approach and sees patients in the exam rooms where they normally meet with their doctor. Also, one day each week he works at Budge Logan Psychiatry where he provides more traditional mental health services. In his clinical work Dr. Christensen treats each patient as an individual who has unique strengths and challenges. He feels strongly about connecting with each patient, showing empathy, accepting them where they are at, and identifying a values-directed path toward healing. To achieve this, he draws from various evidenced-based approaches in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectal behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. He primarily works with patients over the age of 13 years old and has experience treating anxiety (OCD and panic), depression, interpersonal problems, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and trauma-related concerns.