«Sensitive psychotherapy helped
me through difficult times of
exhaustion and sadness.»

Vitality and Enjoyment are Synonyms for Health.

The Oberwaid is specialised in the field of the psychosomatic treatment of health disorders of the body, mind and soul. Our intention is to use all of our skills and experience to help you return to a life full of health and enjoyment.

Many psychological problems, such as depression and anxiety, develop as the result of ongoing stress at work or in one's private life. This often results in physical and cognitive problems, as well as reduced performance. However, serious physical illnesses can also lead to stress and psychological disorders.

Many psychological problems, such as depression and anxiety, develop as the result of ongoing stress at work or in one's private life. This often results in physical and cognitive problems, as well as reduced performance. However, serious physical illnesses can also lead to stress and psychological disorders.

The Oberwaid offers a wide range of psychotherapy, medical diagnosis and treatment, nutritional advice, sport, body and creative therapies, relaxation and physiotherapy, as well as medical massages and therapies in the kinotherapeutic bath.

An interdisciplinary team of experienced medical specialists and specialists from various fields will work with you to develop a therapy programme tailored to your goals and concerns. The Oberwaid's holistic range of therapies offers you targeted assistance during your recovery, for a new sense of well-being and a sustainable improvement in your ability to cope with stress.

Our focus is on stress-related diseases such as:

  • Burnout
  • Depression and anxiety disorders
  • Somatoform disorders and pain-processing disorders
  • Dysfunctional eating behaviour
  • Non-organic sleep disorders
  • Mental stress in acute or chronic physical suffering
  • Dysfunctional use of media

Diagnostics & Therapies

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Interactive and topic-oriented discussion in groups
  • Discussions with partner or family
  • Medical treatment, including (psycho-)pharmacological therapy
  • Art therapy, creative therapy and ergotherapy
  • Physical Body Therapy
  • Social services
  • Analysis of work situation and coaching
  • Stress-management techniques
  • Targeted information about the foundations and effects of stress, as well as associated clinical syndromes
  • Stress-management training
  • Active and passive relaxation techniques
  • Sport and exercise therapy
  • Movement therapy in water, Water Shiatsu

Depending on the symptoms:

  • Somnography screening
  • Neuropsychological screening
  • Cognitive coaching (individual or group)
  • Nutritional counselling
  • Physiotherapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Interactive and topic-oriented discussion in groups
  • Discussions with partner or family
  • Medical treatment, including (psycho-)pharmacological therapy
  • Art therapy, creative therapy and ergotherapy
  • Physical Body Therapy
  • Social services
  • Analysis of work situation and coaching
  • Stress-management techniques
  • Targeted information about the foundations and effects of stress, as well as associated clinical syndromes
  • Stress-management training
  • Active and passive relaxation techniques
  • Sport and exercise therapy
  • Movement therapy in water, Water Shiatsu

Depending on the symptoms:

  • Somnography screening
  • Neuropsychological screening
  • Cognitive coaching (individual or group)
  • Nutritional counselling
  • Physiotherapy

Medical Expertise

Medical Expertise

Dr. med. Doris Straus

CEO & Medical Director

Dr. Straus specialises in integrated treatment programmes for stress-related diseases, burnout and personality, as well as burnout-prevention strategies for companies. In addition to her therapeutic work, Dr. Straus supports her team as a psychodynamic organisational consultant through coaching, leadership development and resilience training (individual coaching and workshops).

More
  • Doctor of Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Doctor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  • Certified specialist in Psychosomatic and Psychosocial Medicine SAPPM
  • Medical studies at the Universities of Würzburg and Regensburg
  • Specialist medical training in Switzerland and Germany, doctorate from the University of Bern
  • Leadership positions in health care since 1995
  • CEO and Medical Director of the Clinica Holistica Engiadina in Susch, Engadin, GR
  • Founded the first dedicated clinic for the treatment of burnout in Switzerland
  • Head and Medical Director of Oberwaid AG since 2015
  • Reorganisation into a modern rehabilitation clinic following the clinic-in-hotel model

Your Path to a Medical Prescription

The Oberwaid psychosomatic rehabilitation programme is open to patients from all insurance classes from anywhere in Switzerland.

After referral by the primary family doctor or specialist, a preliminary outpatient consultation takes place, in order to establish the psychosomatic issue and the indication for inpatient therapy. Following this, the supervisor will apply for a cost credit and thus fix the assumption of costs by the health insurance company.

We are at your disposal with professional advice and are happy to help you with the formalities.

The Oberwaid – Attentive Care

The Oberwaid's unique concept combines the best of both worlds – first-class hospitality and highly specialised medical expertise. It has large, bright rooms with a magnificent view of Lake Constance, the green private park or the foothills of the Alpstein mountains. All patient rooms are equipped with exclusive wooden furniture, parquet floors, a spacious bathroom and state-of-the-art technology. The Oberwaid gives you peace and privacy. Here you can concentrate completely on yourself and your health. This is our promise: Upgrade yourself.

    • The comfort of a hotel with the security of a clinic
    • High therapy standards based in science
    • State-of-the-art medical facilities
    • Interdisciplinary health specialists
    • 24-hour care and nursing service
    • Cooperation with the Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen and the Hirslanden Klinik Stephanshorn, St. Gallen

    Phone & E-Mail

    Patient Registration

    +41 (0)71 282 07 14

    patientenanmeldung@oberwaid.ch

    We are looking forward to your request.