Beth Darnall, PhD

Beth Darnall, PhD

Dr. Beth Darnall is Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pain Medicine at Stanford University and author of Less Pain, Fewer Pills ©2014 . As a pain psychologist she has 15 years experience treating adults with chronic pain, and she lived through her own chronic pain experience. She enjoys helping people with chronic pain gain control over mind and body and live their best life possible.

Specialty Areas:

  • Helping people harness the power of their mind-body connection to reduce suffering, pain, and use of medications
  • Helping people gain control over pain through scientifically proven psychological and behavioral skills building
  • Helping people reduce reliance on doctors and medications for symptom management by arming them with the right information
  • Specialized treatment for pain catastrophizing
  • Helping people see the “blind spots” in their daily choices—these usually end up providing big wins in pain management
  • Developing and disseminating specialized pain treatment tools that broaden access to low-cost care (including audio CDs, DVDs, videos, classes, and books).

Dr. Darnall is a licensed clinical psychologist (CA License #25495)

Connect With Beth

See Dr. Darnall discuss pain psychology for women on KATU TV's AM Northwest

2012 Watch Beth Darnall’s KATU-TV commercials for the "BodyWorlds and The Brain" exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), Portland, OR.

Vietnam TV coverage of Dr. Darnall teaching mirror therapy to Can Tho physicians (Nov. 26, 2011)