Dr. Scott Sorensen

Clinical Psychologist

Why I Do This

I love listening to stories, whether they are funny or sad, sincere or corny, honest or not exactly.  I always appreciate getting to know others through their words and emotions.  I equally enjoy helping people get to where they want to go in this life.  I have been blessed many times by people who have helped me on my journey, and I prize the opportunity to help you.  I believe that having someone with an open ear and caring heart will help you heal, restore, and prepare for your best journey.

My Story

Prior to entering psychology, I was an undergraduate film major at the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk) who loved characters and dialogue and wanted to understand what made folks do the things they do.  I graduated and moved to Los Angeles to make movies, but eventually realized it is people’s real stories and helping them find their way that is my real calling in this life. 

I moved to Chicago and attended the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and graduated with a masters and doctorate in Clinical Psychology.   I have now been a psychologist the past 11 years and worn a variety of hats along the way (therapist, manager, training director, adjunct professor) with my goal in all of these roles to be honest, transparent, emphatic, and collaborative.

I have worked with a lot of folks and have experience using many therapies, but what I’ve really learned is that each person has a unique story and needs someone to help them find the next direction to take it.  I’ve also discovered my own solutions in life have often come when I am outdoors and notice how nature helps me feel free and open to new ideas.  This is the reason for Active Talks: to create a safe place to have honest conversations while moving together in a natural environment.