The CALDA Clinic as well as the CALDA Concept live on innovative ideas as well as the personalities and partners behind them. The team around Dr. med. Claudia M. Elsig, Sybille Binder and Dr. med. Simon Feldhaus will support you on your path together with our partners.
My name is Dr. med. Claudia M. Elsig. I am the Founder and Medical Director of the CALDA Clinic. The demands I place on myself and my work are the highest level of professionalism paired with authenticity and efficiency.
With more than 20 years of professional experience, I possess in-depth knowledge in the field of psychiatric and psychotherapeutic medicine. I completed my studies at the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich, before going on to complete different training programmes within the field of progressive, evidence-based, psychotherapeutic methods over the course of many years. Following this, I specialised in psychotraumatology. After developing a deep interest in the consequences of mental and physical trauma and chronic stress such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, borderline personality disorder, depression and eating disorder, I wanted to help these people individually, holistically and long term. On my path to becoming a multi-specialist, I sought out the best mentors in Europe in the fields of behavioural therapy, hypnosis, EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), orthomolecular medicine, genetics and genetic consulting, with a focus on addiction, depression and anxiety disorders.
For years, I was in charge of the special consultation for clinical hypnosis at a private clinic in Zurich. In recent years, I have acquired in-depth knowledge about all kinds of addictions and their consequences. I founded the CALDA AG in 2004 and developed a separate integrative treatment concept for psychological illnesses. Today, I manage the CALDA Clinic for stationary clients by Lake Zurich and a psychiatric-psychotherapeutic practice for outpatient clients in Zollikon.
With my Institute for Integrative Natural Medicine I am the specialist for nutrition and micro nutrient therapy. I have various continuing education in the area of nutrition science, complementary nutrition and medicine in Switzerland and abroad.
I have further educated myself in humanities in Germany and in Switzerland.
For many years I have worked as a freelance nutritionist with the focus on prevention within the private industry. I became popular through several media appearances.
My main interest lies in the subtle and complex connections between nutrition, metabolism and psyche. By the means of nutrition, supplements and phytotherapeutic agents patients can be supported in their complexity in a more sustainable way than generally assumed.
The basics of my therapeutic concept is the salutogenetic approach, building on the resources of the other.
I am a Specialist in General Medicine and hold licences for phytotherapy and interventional pain therapy. While studying human medicine, I trained in complementary medicine and can thus draw on a wealth of experience in both medical fields. My parallel certification as a doctor and an alternative practitioner is unique in Switzerland.
I am in charge of the Centre for Medical Holistic Medicine at Paramed in Baar and am President of the SSAAMP (Swiss Society of Anti Ageing Medicine and Prevention), one of the largest professional scientific societies in Switzerland.
My therapy focuses lie in the fields of regulatory medicine, orthomolecular medicine, mitochondrial medicine, phytotherapy, complementary oncology, integrative sports care and health prevention. Within the psychiatry sector, I have been significantly involved in establishing a range of offers in clinics in Switzerland and regularly carry out supervisions in the field of complementary medicine within psychiatry.