Portland Anxiety Clinic

Lisa Schimmel, PhD

Dr. Lisa Schimmel, PhD

Dr. Lisa Schimmel is a licensed Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Consultant.

She currently provides clinical consultation/supervision to new and seasoned psychologists/psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners. Her intention is to create a safe, welcoming space in which to help clinicians deepen their work relationally, culturally, ethically, clinically and professionally.

Dr. Schimmel offers individual as well as group consultation and uses a blended and integrated approach to psychotherapy and training. Her long-standing and ongoing work as a psychologist and consultant in private practice, her extensive teaching experience (individual, couple, family therapy, LGBTQ2, cultural diversity, ethics, supervision), her previous time as director of  graduate clinical training, coupled with her own long-term participation in a weekly consultation group and 5 years on the OPA Ethics Committee have worked to inform her consultation practice.

Dr. Schimmel was originally trained in psychodynamic, cognitive, family, and developmental couple therapy. In her clinical practice, she works with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, and sexual/gender identity (LGBTQ2) related issues and with those seeking personal growth and relationship enhancement. As a staff psychologist and assistant professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry at OHSU she offers mindfulness and narrative medicine sessions to enhance wellness and trains and provides clinical supervision to psychiatry residents.

Dr. Schimmel is a warm person, with a good sense of humor, and enjoys engaging thoughtfully and collaboratively with others.

Dr. Schimmel is a current member of the following organizations: American Psychological Association (APA) – Full Member & Division 44 Member, Oregon Psychological Association (OPA) – Full Member & Ethics Committee & Past Chair, Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP) – Associate Member World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) – Member, Global Clinical Practice Network (GCPN) – Member.  

Lisa A Schimmel, PhD is an Independent Practitioner