Rachel Zoffness, PhD

Child Psychologist


Dr. Rachel Zoffness is a Child Psychologist, consultant and author in Northern California's East Bay. She provides therapy, parent coaching, trainings, and workshops on pediatric chronic pain, illness, and injury. She was trained at Brown, Columbia, UCSD, the NYU Child Study Center, and the Mindful Center. Dr. Z works with tweens (ages 12 and up), teens, and young adults. She currently sits on the steering committee of the Northern California Association of Pain Psychologists. 


Therapy: As an integrative doctor, Dr. Z provides a safe space for teens and families to work through physical and emotional pain. She integrates psychological, biological and social factors affecting health and wellness, so that your child is 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. 


Parent groups: Parents are a critical part of effective treatment. These groups provide CBT-based training and support for parents of children of all ages coping with pain and health conditions. Please see the parent group page for more info.


Issues treated include:

  • Migraines, headaches
  • Concussions, TBI, sports injuries
  • Stomachaches, nausea, vomiting, IBS, IBD
  • Chronic pain (CRPS, fibromyalgia, post-surgical pain...)
  • Chronic illness (pediatric rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme, Lupus, POTS...)
  • Anxiety, mood dysregulation, sleep issues
  • Academic and social difficulties

For more information about Dr. Z, please see the about page.  To apply for a spot in Dr. Z's practice, please complete this contact form.