Affluent Neglect

Society expresses great concern for poor, underserved children and the increased likelihood they may lack access to health care and education, or that they may turn to drugs or crime in adulthood. Less attention is paid to children of affluent parents who have their own set of problems. Emotional neglect often goes unnoticed or unreported, which may…

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph. in the 1980s, is a type of talk therapy originally designed for high-risk, suicidal people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Today, DBT is used to treat people struggling with a range of complex and intense emotions, including substance abuse and addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders,…

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Benefits of Yoga in Addiction Treatment

In general terms, yoga is an exercise that benefits the body, mind and spirit through an integration of breathing techniques, strengthening exercises, postures and meditation. There are many types of yoga; all are beneficial. Although yoga is a centuries-old practice, it is a relatively new treatment modality in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. Acceptance…

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Why Some People Think Sex Addiction Doesn’t Exist

Does sex addiction really exist? Is sexual addiction a true disorder? Or is hypersexuality just an excuse for irresponsible behavior or infidelity? Those are complicated questions, and even experts in the world of behavioral health and addiction will probably never agree on the answers.  Many people think hypersexuality should be classified as an addiction. They…

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Meet The Team

Our team of renowned psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists and doctors are dedicated to health and wellbeing. We have a long history of providing unparalleled and expert-driven private addiction and mental health treatment to high-net-worth clients. With a staff to client ratio of up to 15 to one, we provide each client with decades of combined knowledge, empathy and expertise.

One Client at a Time

Unparalleled staff to patient ratio of 15:1

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”
Committed to Excellence


Our management team consists of experts from the financial, psychiatric and medical fields. Using their combined knowledge, the team works with the client to create a tailor-made treatment programme that is second to none.

Dr. Christine Merzeder, PhD Senior Clinical Coordinator
Dr. med. Werner Gerber Medical Director & Psychiatrist
Nora Gavazaj Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Committed to Excellence

Advisory Board

Our Medical Advisory board consists of the world’s leading experts from the financial, psychiatric, and medical fields. Using their combined knowledge, they help us create treatment programmes that are grounded in research and data. But more importantly, they make sure our treatment adheres to all necessary academic and clinical regulations.

Prof. Dr. Thomas C. Südhof Member of advisory board - Nobel Prize Winner
Prof. Dr. med. Christian Otte Member of Advisory Board, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Clinic Director Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin

At Paracelsus Recovery, each client works with a core psychotherapeutic team consisting of psychotherapists, physiatrists and a ‘live-in’ addiction specialist. The psychotherapists provide many hours of one-to-one sessions. The highly skilled 'live-in therapist,' is available for emotional support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our renowned psychiatrists oversee the treatment programme.

Empathetic and Multidisciplinary Treatment

Psychiatrists & counsellors

Dr. med. Thilo Beck Lead Psychiatrist
Julie Dawn Jones Live-in Therapist
Lynn Brera Certified Addictions Counsellor
Niek Rosens Psychologist
Louis Fitzmaurice Live-in Therapist
Tina Reif Live-in Therapist
Tari Pandher Live-in Therapist
Elizabeth Carter, MSc, NCC, LPCA Counselor, Coach, & Hypnotherapist
Meriel Stanton M.A Hons Psych FSP ZüPP Psychologist & Psychotherapist
Hassan Mehmet Live-in Therapist
Lucia Jurova Live-in Therapist
Nikola Slajs Live-in Therapist
Norah Burke Live-in Therapist
David Feen Live-in-Therapist
Dr. Konrad Olszewski Specialist in psychiatry with a focus on addiction disorders
Strengthening the Mind-Body Relationship

Complementary Therapists

Our team of complementary therapists are experts in massage therapy, reflexology, yoga therapy and many more. Each specialist works closely with the client to create tailor-made treatments that will help the body re-find its natural equilibrium.

Michele Lionti Massage Therapist
Ulrike Helfenstein Massage Therapist
Susann Heimgartner Yoga Therapist
Tony Mccormick Tennis Instructor
Jean-Philippe Rüegg Acupuncturist
Lucien Tasovac Personal Trainer
René Galatti Massage Therapist
Anette Rüesch Pilates Trainer
Belinda Kakanou Mindfulness & Meditation
Daniela Hauri Thai Chi Instructor (Taiji)
Leticia Mora Personal Trainer
Maryna Vovk Sound Healing Therapist
Simone Kalmus Personal Trainer
Vink Khau Massage therapist
Stefan Rausch Physiotherapist
Shereen Singh Reiki Healer
Négar Marazzi Pilates Personal Trainer

Our medical team has over 100 years of combined expertise in nutrition, addiction and holistic medicine. Our team of experts are committed to helping each client restore their health on cellular, physical and psychological levels.

Holistic treatment to heal the whole person; body, mind and soul

Medical Team

Dr. Dr. med. Anna Erat Medical Doctor
Dr. med. Nicolai Berardi MD Specialises in internal Medicine
Dr. med. Andreas Krüger MD Specialises in Orthopedics & Musculoskeletal System Traumatology
Sandra Liew, MSc, APN, RN Senior Clinical Coordinator
Priscilla Sanchez, Msc, MpH Nutritional Scientist
Miguel Roldan Nutrition Scientist & Registered Dietitian
Rowit Kumar Clinical Coordinator
Lindsay Farrell Clinical Coordinator
Maria Liljeblad BScN, RN Clinical Coordinator

While we offer the most advanced and exclusive addiction and mental health treatment programmes, we also provide an unparalleled hospitality service with the spirit of a passionate family business.

Hospitality and Accomodation


Our administration team ensure the whole process runs as smoothly as possible, so everyone can focus on the highest level of care for each and every client.

Exceeding Expectations


Joya Carnes MSc Client Relations Manager
Tiziana Ventre Personal Assistant & Client Scheduling
Chanel Mc Cormick Client Scheduling
Jan Kraus Business Development & Client Experience Manager
Maria Pena Executive Office Manager