Dr. Paul Christensen is a licensed naturopathic physician completing his third year of residency at the Amenda Clinic. He strongly believes in the power of creating lasting and trustworthy relationships with all patients through empathy, active listening and a team-based approach to care. He excels at supporting patients by fostering a nonjudgmental space to support all on their journey to a healthier life. Dr. Christensen’s approach to care is centered on a whole-body patient-centered approach through the use of botanicals, nutraceuticals, nutrition, and medication management. Dr. Christensen treats many conditions including depression, anxiety, chronic stress, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, attention deficit disorder, insomnia, and addictions.
He received his doctorate of naturopathic medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2017. He completed his first two years of residency at NUNM focusing on primary care and integrative mental health. Prior to his studies at NUNM, he received a bachelor’s of fine arts, with an emphasis in three-dimensional art, from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.
During his clinical education, he completed a six-month rotation in naturopathic cardiology and pulmonary medicine, holistic mental health care, and physical medicine. He also traveled to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, with Naturopaths Without Borders to serve patients in rural medical clinics. During his two years of residency at NUNM, Dr. Christensen completed external rotations in primary care and mental health for under-served populations as well as outpatient services for patients suffering from addictions and trauma.
In his free time, Dr. Christensen enjoys cooking as much as possible, exploring the Columbia River Gorge, listening to records, reading sci-fi, and, as always, rooting for the Portland Trailblazers.