Pain psychotherapy

As pain becomes chronic, it has an impact on all areas of a person’s life (work, family, free time). As a result, many pain patients not only suffer physically (loss of fitness), but also emotionally. This manifests in symptoms such as depression, irritability, nervousness, insomnia, tension, worry, anxiety attacks, difficulty concentrating, a feeling of helplessness and an overall increase in pain. 


In pain psychotherapy, a diagnosis is based on the recognition of mental illnesses or discomfort and the clarification of various questions: How does the patient handle the pain? What types of impairment must be endured? Has he or she developed pain-related fears or depression? What is the family situation? Are there problems with regard to work?


Pain psychotherapy can be conducted at both an individual and at a group level. Its goal is threefold: to enable patients to successfully cope with everyday life despite having to endure chronic pain, to minimise their pain and to provide them with the best possible quality of life.

Schmerzpsychotherapie Zentrum für Schmerzmedizin

Individual therapy


Our specialists

  • Dr. med. Sven Brockmüller Zentrum für Schmerzmedizin

    Dr. med. Sven Brockmüller, MSc für interdisziplinäre Schmerzmedizin

    Leitung psychiatrisch-psychologische Schmerzmedizin

    Leiter Psychiatrie, OA Neurologie ZSM
    Facharzt für Neurologie, Psychiatrie und
    Psychotherapie (D)
    Schmerzspezialist (SGSS)
    Spezielle Schmerztherapie (A)

  • Julia Kaufmann Schmerzmedizin

    Julia Kaufmann, MSc

  • Jasmin Portmann Schmerzmedizin

    Jasmin Portmann