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 an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Medicine, where she teaches pain neuroscience to medical residents. Dr. Z serves on the Steering Committee of the American Association of Pain Psychology and founded their Pediatric Division. She piloted the Psychology Today column, "Pain, Explained." Dr. Z was trained at Brown, Columbia, UCSD, Mt. Sinai-St. Luke's Hospital, the NYU Child Study Center, and the Mindful Center.
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. Treatment is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and other evidence-based approaches.