Dr. Christensen is a different kind of doctor. She takes time to know her patients. She is dedicated in searching for answers and connections. She listens to what her patients need and champions empowerment by involving patients in all aspects of decision-making and treatment.
Dr Christensen recognizes that the person you are today is a result of everything that has happened to you throughout your lifetime starting from conception. Her goal is to promote health and well-being in all aspects of a person: physical, nutritional, mental, emotional and spiritual. Through years of experience both in her personal health and in working with patients, she understands that health can only be reached by balancing the mind-body-spirit.
“My job is to walk with patients on their path and help them to identify and remove obstacles to optimal health. In doing so, people learn to identify and remove obstacles independently thus becoming a promoter and champion of health for themselves, their family and their community.”
Dr. Christensen earned a four year doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in 2001, a BA in Botany from the University of Washington and an Associate in Nursing from Excelsior College. She had a successful naturopathic clinic in Seattle for several years, and also practiced in Chicago. She founded Springs Natural Medicine in 2006.
Dr Christensen has years of experience treating many different conditions including auto-immune disease, chronic fatigue, multiple chemical sensitivities, highly sensitive people, thyroid disorders, food allergies/intolerance, chronic and acute pain, gallbladder/liver, digestive diseases (such as IBS, IBD, gastropariesis, etc.), diabetes, anxiety and depression.
Dr. Faith uses the full spectrum of naturopathic medicine to help her patients achieve their health and life goals – from manual therapy, plant essences, herbs and dietary modifications, to supplementation and discussion of adjunctive support to pharmaceuticals. She also works with people as part of their health care team accepting referrals for specific manual therapy. She has advanced training in craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, sound healing and Neuromodulatory Technique (NMT).
She began teaching Craniosacral Therapy in 2000 with Integrated Bodywork Institute, as an adjunct faculty at Bastyr University, and through Vita Vis. Dr. Christensen has studied with Alain Gehin, DO, Nancy Soliven, MD, DC, Nancy Patterson, ND, LM, Upledger Institute, and Claudia Kohn, DO. She has published six manuals for various Craniosacral classes, gemstone therapy, Surviving Cold and Flu Season Naturally, Honoring The Wisdom In Nature: Messages From The Plant Kingdom and lectures across the country on health and bodywork.
Dr Christensen enjoys spending her time outside the office playing with her two children, hiking, gardening, painting (acrylic and watercolor), dancing, cooking, and appreciating all that the Colorado Springs area has to offer.
B.A. Botany, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
A.A. Nursing, Excelsior College, Albany, NY
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA
State of Colorado, Registered Naturopathic Doctor 0000073
State of Utah, Naturopathic Doctor 8053046
Sound Healing (Acutonics)