Claudia M. Elsig MD

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Founder and Medical Director

Medical Specialist for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Dr. Claudia M. Elsig has over more than 20 years experience in the area of psychiatric and psychotherapeutic medicine. She studied at the medical faculty of the Zurich University and after this completed an extensive and deepened training in various evidence-based psychotherapeutic methods. She specialised on psycho-traumatology. Out of a deep interest for the effects of psychological and physical traumas like post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, eating disorders, the whish in her grew to help those people individually, holistic and sustaining.

On the way to a multi-specialist she looked for the best mentors in Europe for behavioural therapy, hypnosis, EMDR and enactive trauma therapy, amongst others Prof. Walter Bongarzt, Prof. Klaus Grawe, Prof. Waldemar Greil, Dr. Ellert R.S. Nijenhuis. With Dr. Kira Kubenz she passed through training in genetics and genetic consultation with the focus on addiction, depression and anxiety disorders and discovered the fascination of epigenetics. For years she managed the special consultation for clinical hypnosis at a private clinic in Zurich.

In 2004 she founded the calda ag and developed an individual integrative treatment concept for psychological diseases.

In 2008 Dr. Elsig co-founded The Kusnacht Practice. Until 2015, she shaped this institution for addictions as medical director and head psychiatrist. she deepened her knowledge on multiple types of addiction and their effects. Owning to various well-known artists and prominent personalities who were treated under her leadership, The Kusnacht Practice gained international fame at that time.

After The Kusnacht Practice was sold to foreign entrepreneurs, she founded the CALDA Clinic in 2015. The aim was to optimize the personalized 1:1 treatment concept she had already developed, and to bring the medical and therapeutic focus back to the fore. She is very proud that the exclusive CALDA Concept that she originally developed was awarded an international prize, the “European Award in Medicine”.

Today, she is the manager of the CALDA Clinic for in-patient clients at Lake Zurich and the CALDA Practice, an outpatient, psychiatric-psychotherapeutic practice in Kusnacht. Furthermore, she is a demanded referee and trainer. She is entitled to utmost professionality paired with authenticity and efficiency is part of all her activities.

Education, training

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1987–1994

Studies Medical Faculty University Zurich/CH

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1994–1995

Psychiatric private clinic Sanatorium Kilchberg, Kilchberg/CH (Prof. Dr. med. W.Greil)

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1994–1995

Tübingen Academy for Behavioural Therapy TAVT, Kilchberg/CH (Frau Dipl.- Psych. F. T. Zimmer)

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1999–2000

European School of Hypnotherapy ESH, Konstanz/D (Prof. Dr. W. Bongartz)

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1999–2001

Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich/CH (Prof. Dr. med. D. Hell)

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2000–2002

Institute for Psychologic Therapy, Zurich/CH (Prof. Dr. K. Grawe)

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2001–2003

Psychiatric Private Clinic Sanatorium Kilchberg, Outpatient Horgen, Horgen/CH (Prof. Dr. med. W. Greil)

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2004

Founding of calda ag, Kusnacht/CH

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1996–2007

Practice for Orthopaedic Surgery, Kusnacht/CH (Dr. med. J. P. J. Elsig)

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2013

Psychotherapeutic Institute im Park, EMDR-Institute Switzerland, Schaffhausen/CH (Raimund Dörr)

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2010–2014

Head of Special Consultation Hour Clinical Hypnosis, Psychiatric Private Clinic Sanatorium Kilchberg, Kilchberg/CH (Dr. med. R. Bridler)

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2008–2015

Medical Director and Head of Psychiatry, The Kusnacht Practice AG, Kusnacht/CH

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2018-2019

Psychotherapeutic Institute im Park, EMDR-Institute Switzerland, Schaffhausen/CH (Dr. Ellert R.S. Nijenhuis)

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Since 2000

CALDA Practice, private Medical Psychiatric-Psychotherapeutic Practice, Kusnacht/CH

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Since 2015

Foundation and Medical Management of CALDA Clinic, Kusnacht/CH

Diplomas and Certificates.member-step

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1994

Doctor’s Diploma Swiss Confederation

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1995

Doctorate in Medicine, Medical Faculty University Zurich

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2000

Clinical Hypnosis Therapist ESH

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2001

Certificate of Competence for Medical Hypnosis FMH/ SMSH

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2004

Supervisor for Medical Hypnosis SMSH

Behavioural Therapist SGVT

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2005

Medical Specialist for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Swiss Confederation, FMH

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2012

Module Genetics and Genetic Consultancy, Dresden International University DIU

Module Depression, Addiction and Anxiety Disorders, Dresden International University DIU

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2013

Accredited Practitioner EMDR

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2017

Orthomolecular Medicine

Memberships

  • Medical Society of Canton Zurich AGZ
  • German Society for Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy DGH
  • German Society for Art and Psychopathology of Expression DGPA
  • EMDR Switzerland
  • Union of Swiss Doctors FMH
  • Swiss Society for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy SGPP
  • Swiss Society for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy SGVT
  • Swiss Medical Society for Hypnosis SMSH
  • Swiss Society for Anti Aging Medicine and Prevention SSAAMP

Accreditations

  • Clinic Pyramide am See, Zurich
  • Private Clinic Bethanien, Zurich