Lorinda Sorensen, ND, LAc

Course Instructor

Dr. Lorinda Sorensen is a licensed naturopathic physician in the states of Washington and Oregon and a licensed acupuncturist in Washington. She currently practices primary care at Battle Ground Healing Arts in Washington, and Sunnyside Collaborative Care in Happy Valley, Oregon. She is a graduate of Bastyr University, where she received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Acupuncture. She has practiced in Washington state, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and New Zealand, where she was also a consultant for the nutritional supplement industry.

Dr. Sorensen is a former professor at the National University of Health Sciences in Illinois, where she taught classes in naturopathic philosophy, endocrinology, and women’s health, as well as several classes in botanical medicine. In addition to teaching, she has mentored several students, co-writing research reviews with them for the Natural Medicine Journal. She has also taught at East West College of the Healing Arts and Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland.

Dr. Sorensen has volunteered for the naturopathic profession in many ways. She was one of the founding directors of the Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, helping to establish a board exam and certification in naturopathic endocrinology. She was regularly active in several committees for the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians and was awarded the Henry Lindlahr Physician of the Year award in 2016 for her volunteer efforts and commitment to naturopathic medicine. Now, Dr. Sorensen serves on the board of the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is currently the chair of the continuing education committee.

Personally, Dr. Sorensen has a strong interest in nature, gardening, cooking with whole foods, yoga and art. She is a lifelong learner and wants to instill a passion for knowledge in others. She has a rescue dog named Lily, and they can be found exploring nature and discovering herbs and fungi.