Dr. Rachel Zoffness is a pain psychologist, consultant, writer and educator in Northern California's East Bay specializing in chronic pain and illness. She is the author of The Chronic Pain and Illness Workbook for Teens, a guide to pain management for youth, parents and health providers. Dr. Z is medical educator at the UCSF School of Medicine, where she teaches pain neuroscience to medical residents and interns. Dr. Z sits on the Steering Committee of the American Association of Pain Psychology and founded their Pediatric Division. In her private practice, she provides therapy, parent coaching, trainings and workshops. Dr. Z was trained at Brown, Columbia, UCSD, Mt. Sinai-St. Luke's Hospital, the NYU Child Study Center, and the Mindful Center. She works with tweens (ages 12 and up), teens, and young adults.
As an integrative doctor, Dr. Z provides a safe space for teens and adults to work through physical and emotional pain. She integrates biological, psychological and social factors affecting health and wellness, so that you are viewed as a whole person rather than just an injury or illness. Treatment is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and other evidence-based approaches.
Issues treated include: