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Therapies on offer

In many cases, cancer is a significant burden for those affected and their relatives and can impact all areas of life. Our Center for Psycho-oncology, run by Dr Magdalena Maria Berkhoff, offers help.

Dr. med. Magdalena Maria Berkhoff, Medical Management, Specialist Psychiatry and Psychotherapy FMH, Specialist in Neurology FMH
Dr. med. Enrico Bernasconi, Specialist Psychiatry and Psychotherapy FMH
Dr. med. Edith Ulrike Greiner-Mai
Dr. med. Bärbel Papassotiropoulos
Lic. phil. Franziska Bühler, Psychotherapist, Specialist Psychologist for Psychotherapy FSP
Stefan Mamié, Psychotherapist, Psycho-oncology Psychotherapist SGPO, Certified Psycho-Sexologist (ESSM)

Psycho-oncological psychotherapy can help adults, adolescents and children overcome the following symptoms:

› Feelings of fear, grief, loss of a loved one, loneliness, helplessness and feeling overwhelmed

› Insomnia, depression, nervousness, inner restlessness

› Tiredness, lack of energy and joylessness

› Problems with physical changes

› Marriage, partnership or family problems, or high expectations of oneself

› Problems in the workplace, with colleagues, supervisors or expectations of oneself

› Dealing with changes in sexuality

What you can expect from us

In the first session we talk about your concerns. Together, we work out a way forward by clarifying to what extent we can support you and your situation. Our offers range from individual counselling sessions to intensive psychotherapeutic support. We also use relaxation techniques, imagination, breathing techniques, mindfulness exercises and more.


We offer the following languages:

› German
› English
› French
› Italian


Either you, your relative or your doctor books the consultation. The therapy costs are covered by your basic medical insurance.

Appointments for all locations

Center for Psycho-oncology

Telephone: 044 388 55 20

Current treatment locations

Center for Psycho-oncology of the Zurich Cancer League, 71 Freiestrasse, 8032 Zurich, Telephone: 044 388 55 20, Fax: 044 419 21 19, 

Turmhaus, Meeting and Information Center, 69 Haldenstrasse, 8400 Winterthur,
Telephone: 052 214 80 00,,
Opening hours: Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm

Cancer Center Hirslanden, swiss tumor institute, 40 Witellikerstrasse, 8032 Zurich,

Oncology Center Zurich, swiss tumor institute, 214 Seefeldstrasse, 8008 Zurich,

Breast Center, Oncology, 214 Seefeldstrasse, 8008 Zurich,

Center for Radiation Therapy Rüti, Zürich-Ost-Linth AG, 37a Spitalstrasse, 8630 Rüti ZH,

Hospital Zollikerberg, 20 Trichtenhauserstrasse, 8125 Zollikerberg,

Balgrist University Hospital, 340 Forchstrasse, 8008 Zürich