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"Excellent presentation. Instructor is knowledgeable and clear and concise throughout the presentation." (Bloomington, IL)

"Dr. Sorensen is a wonderful presenter. I will be able to start using all this immediately. Thanks." (Chicago)

"The presenter reminded me of Ellen Degeneres’ gentle humor in her approach to life and therapy. Her compassionate-curiosity approach to the therapeutic relationship was great!" (Chicago)

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I wanted to tell you what an absolute treasure your book on Breaking the Chain of Low Self Esteem has been for me. As I have often told my friends, I would read a paragraph and almost expect to see the words, "and this means you Amanda!" at the end! I saw myself all over this book, and am now on my way to changing my entire life. Amazing how pervasive low self esteem can be, isn't it? But you already know that.

I cannot begin to thank you for all your help.

Amanda M.
Montreal, Canada

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Marilyn J. Sorensen's Speaking and Events Schedule


Marilyn Sorensen speaking at Barnes & Noble in Eugene, OregonDR. SORENSEN IS AVAILABLE TO SPEAK FOR GROUPS IN THE EUGENE AND SURROUNDING AREAS FOR: school teachers, school counselors, and organizations that would like to learn more about low self-esteem: what it is, how it so negatively affects people’s lives, and what to do about it.


Events 2016

Barnes & Noble

Speaking at Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Center, Eugene, OR 97401
Jan 21st, 7:30 pm

Events for 2014

Coffee with Marilyn SorensenCoffee With Marilyn

LifeWork Management and Myrtle Anstey are honored to present Dr. Marilyn Sorensen, Clinical Psychologist, PhD, in a 2-hour workshop. Dr. Sorensen is the author of, among other books, Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem.  Her work is changing peoples’ lives.


St. John's - Newfoundland Canada

WHERE: Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott

WHEN: JULY 25, 2014  2-4 pm


Grand Falls - Windsor - Newfoundland Canada

WHERE: Mount Peyton Hotel

WHEN: JULY 29, 2014  7-9 pm


answering questionsDr. Sorensen is a contracted speaker with Cross Country Education and as such goes on 3-day speaking tours in major cities of the U.S. presenting her Low Self-Esteem Recovery Program to other mental health professionals for which they get Continuing Education Credit.

Her audiences include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, prison officials, directors of programs for troubled youth and abused women, pastors, college professors, and teachers in public schools and other areas of child care, doctoral students, medical doctors, nurses, and others.

Events for 2013

July 2013 Speaking Events in New England

August 2013 Speaking Events in New England

Past events






Presentations or Articles

Eugene Register-Guard

Published December 2, 2015 Lower Risk of Violence By Raising Self-Esteem, excerpt below. Read the full article here.

"We listen to the all-too-frequent news of gun violence and wonder what is happening in our country. Why is this type of violence being committed by people who have never done such things before, often young men and boys? Is it contagious? We seek answers: “It’s the availability of guns,” or “it’s the lack of background checks on gun buyers.”

I wholeheartedly share the concern about those who should never have access to lethal weapons. I also share the concern about how difficult it is to identify these people before they act. How can we tell who might decide to kill another person, known or unknown to the shooter? Has someone so wronged these individuals that they consider this appropriate payback? What would cause them to think that taking a life is justified?"

Wastenaw Community College

Dr. Sorensen was interviewed for an article in the Fall 2010 issue of Wastenaw Community College's Career Focus magazine. Excerpt below. Full article here.

Given the choice between hiring two equally bright candidates–a shiny, happy person or a negative sad sack–who would you choose? It’s a no-brainer; individuals exuding self-confidence–faith and trust in their abilities–are those we want to be around and hire. … Marilyn J. Sorensen, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and author of Breaking the Chain of Low Self-Esteem, says a lack of self-confidence can be a symptom of low self-esteem, a condition where a person mistakenly believes that they are inadequate, unlovable, unworthy or incompetent. This way of thinking only increases a job seeker’s fear of making a mistake or failing–and plunges their level of self-confidence.

Women's Day

Dr. Sorensen was interviewed on November 10th for an article on self-esteem for Woman's Day online magazine.

Victoria Times

Dr. Sorensen was interviewed May 1st by a columnist writer for the Times in Victoria, British Columbia for a upcoming article on self-esteem. Read the Edmonton Journal article.

Willamette University Health Fair

March 5, 2009 Dr. Sorensen spoke at Willamette University's Health Fair in Salem, Oregon. Her presentation explained what low self-esteem is, when it develops, and the inner experience of low self-esteem as well as what's necessary to recover from this devastating problem.

Edmonton Journal

October 2, 2009, quotes from Dr. Sorensen and comments on her work were the main focus of an article in the Edmonton Journal (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) entitled, How To Give a Healthy Message of Self-Esteem To You Kids, written by Katherine Dedyna, Canwest News Service.


In January 2010, Dr. Sorensen was interviewed by Dr. Jess Shatkin & Dr. Alexandra Barzvi in New York on Sirius XM  "Doctor Radio's-About Our Kids" (psych/parenting show) on the topic of children and low self-esteem.

Alex Barzvi, PhD, New York. Show Host of About Our Kids

I want to thank you so much for being a guest on our show. You were really fantastic, and it was a real treat to have you on. I loved the way you spoke so eloquently on the radio. It is very important to me that parents who are listening really feel like they can understand the issues being discussed and apply the principles to their own families when appropriate. You did a nice job reaching our listeners.