Karyn L. Angell, Ph.D
Dr. Angell is a licensed clinical psychologist in practice in Eugene, OR. She received her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College, and her M.S. and her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. She completed postdoctoral fellowships in Behavioral Medicine and Psychosocial Oncology at Stanford Medical School, and began her career there as research faculty in the Department of Psychiatry. After several years, she and her husband moved to Eugene to raise their family. Since then she has held positions at Oregon Research Institute (ORI) as a Research Scientist, and on the faculty at the University of Oregon in the Departments of Psychology and Counseling Psychology.
Dr. Angell specializes in working with people who have serious progressive medical illnesses such as cystic fibrosis (CF), COPD, and multiple sclerosis (MS); chronic medical conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain; and life threatening illnesses such as cancer. Her work includes managing the shock of a serious medical diagnosis, adjusting to reduced functioning imposed by serious illness, pain management, preparing for major medical intervention, treating the anxiety, depression, and trauma that can accompany chronic illness, and when necessary, preparing for the end of life from a terminal illness. She is a compassionate believer in death with dignity.
Dr. Angell also works with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, and gender identity. Some of the conditions she treats include Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), PTSD, Depression and Dysthymia. She supports people with Gender Dysphoria and Gender Identity Disorder who wish to transition. Dr. Angell works with people individually, as a couple, as a family, and in groups.