Dr. Rachel Zoffness is a Child Psychologist in the East Bay providing therapy, parent coaching, professional development trainings, and workshops. She was trained at Brown, Columbia, UCSD, the NYU Child Study Center, and the Mindful Center. Dr. Z works with tweens, teens, and young adults (ages 12 and up) struggling with chronic pain, injury, and illness.
Therapy: As an integrative child psychologist, Dr. Z provides a safe space for children 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 CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), relaxation training, and other evidence-based approaches.
Parent groups: Parents are a critical part of effective treatment. These groups provide an integral source of CBT-based training and support for parents of children coping with pain and illness. Please see the parent group page for more information.
Commonly treated issues include:
Concussions/TBI, sports injuries
Stomachaches, nausea/vomiting, IBS/IBD
Chronic pain (CRPS, fibromyalgia, amplified pain, post-surgical pain, etc)
Chronic illness (pediatric rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme, POTS, etc)
Anxiety, depressed mood, sleep issues
School/academic issues, social difficulties