Lisa A. Schimmel, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine


Dr. Lisa Schimmel is a licensed clinical psychologist and consultant. She’s been in private practice since last century (1990s) and has been a staff psychologist at Joseph B. Trainer Health and Wellness Center (JBT) and assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry since Nov 2011. Her clinical focus includes: life/work transitions, relationship enhancement, personal growth, diversity and LGBTQQ related issues, and managing stress, anxiety, and depression. She enjoys working with both individual and couples for therapy.

Dr. Schimmel has a background in psychological assessment, has served in an administrative position as a director of clinical training, and has worked for many years as a psychology professor. While at OHSU, Dr. Schimmel has participated in MBSR and mind-body faculty training(s), has co-facilitated the School of Medicine’s Resiliency Skills elective, Reflection Rounds, and Narrative Medicine sessions, and has lead and co-lead a variety of trainings on campus to faculty and students including Refuel at Noon – a JBT mindfulness based wellness offering. Currently Dr. Schimmel is engaged in teaching a psychotherapy course to psychiatry residents and happily volunteers time each week to supervise them as well.  

Dr. Schimmel is a member of the APA (Division 44), OPA, WPATH, LGLP, and a past chair of the OPA Ethics Committee.

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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