Rachel Zoffness PhD

Pain Psychologist


Dr. Rachel Zoffness is a pain psychologist, science communicator, medical consultant, and educator in N. California specializing in adolescent & young adult chronic pain. She's an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Medicine, where she teaches pain education for residents. Dr. Z serves on the Steering Committee of the American Association of Pain Psychology and founded the Pediatric Division. She authored  The Chronic Pain and Illness Workbook for Teens, a guide to pain management for youth, parents and health providers, and piloted the Psychology Today column, "Pain, Explained."


Dr. Zoffness is starting a pain education training program for providers. Psychotherapists, physical/occupational therapists, physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals seeking a brief pain training course are welcome! Please see here.


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