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Doctor of Psychology


Co-author of T-Shirt Swim Club


My story

Fatness has been a part of my life since my earliest years. I struggled to learn the tools to safely and effectively manage my feelings and my body despite desperately wanting to feel better and live a healthier life. As a result, I dedicated my career to helping others navigate our weight centric world in a fat body.


Dr. Karmel earned a Doctorate in Psychology with a health emphasis from Pacific University. Currently she is a Psychologist Resident at Psychological Services Connection. Additionally, she offers health coaching through Dr. Alisa Karmel LLC. She completed her internship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University, a Master of Sciences in Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine, and a Bachelor of Sciences in Education from the University of Oregon. 

Photo courtesy of Crosby Dove Photography


Dr. Alisa Karmel

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