Lisa A. Schimmel, Ph.D. (She/her)

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine


Dr. Lisa A. Schimmel is a licensed clinical psychologist and consultant. She works with patients on:

  • Life/work transitions.
  • Relationship enhancement.
  • Personal growth.
  • Diversity and LGBTQQ-related issues.
  • Managing stress, anxiety and depression.

She provides individual, couple and group psychotherapy.

She’s worked in private practice since the early 1990s. She has worked as a staff psychologist at the Student Health and Wellness Center (formerly Joseph B. Trainer Health and Wellness Center). She has been an assistant professor in OHSU’s Department of Psychiatry since 2011.

Dr. Schimmel has a background in psychological assessment. She has worked for many years as a clinical consultant to budding and seasoned clinicians and as a graduate psychology professor.

At OHSU, Dr. Schimmel has:

  • Participated in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and mind-body faculty training.
  • Co-facilitated the School of Medicine’s Resiliency Skills elective, Reflection Rounds and Narrative Medicine sessions.
  • Led and co-led faculty and student trainings, including Refuel at Noon and Science of Happiness, mindfulness-based wellness offerings.  

Dr. Schimmel teaches psychotherapy to psychiatry residents and volunteers time each week to supervise them as well.  

Dr. Schimmel is a member of the:

  • American Psychological Association (Division 44)
  • Oregon Psychological Association
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health

She is a past chair of the Oregon Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee.

She has been a plenary speaker at the annual Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative.

Education and training

    • B.A., 1986, University of Texas
    • M.A., 1989, California School of Professional Psychology
    • Ph.D., 1994, California School of Professional Psychology
  • Fellowship

    • 1996–1997 postdoctoral fellow, Center for Social Services, AIDS response, San Diego, CA
  • Certifications

    • Oregon license # 1709: Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners


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