Our Team

Meet our therapists and interns

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Inna Khazan, Ph.D., BCB

Founder of the Boston Center for Health Psychology and Biofeedback, Dr. Khazan is a licensed clinical psychologist, board certified in biofeedback. She has over 20 years of experience in helping people overcome challenges and improve their health, wellbeing and professional performance. Dr. Khazan is an expert in biofeedback, mindfulness and compassion-based approaches to treatment.

Dr. Khazan is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, where she teaches mindfulness and biofeedback, and supervises clinical psychology interns. 

Dr. Khazan is internationally known as a pioneer in mindfulness-based biofeedback. She is a popular speaker at national and international conferences on the topics of biofeedback and mindfulness. Dr. Khazan has conducted biofeedback and mindfulness trainings for notable institutions in the US and abroad, including the US Navy Special Warfare, US Army Special Forces, and the Stuttgart Opera and Ballet Company.

Dr. Khazan serves as president of the board of directors for Institute for Meditation of Psychotherapy (IMP), and board member for the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), and Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), where she is currently chair elect.

Dr. Khazan is the author of numerous publications including her most recent book Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Practical Solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance, published by W. W. Norton and the highly-regarded Clinical Handbook of Biofeedback: A Step-by-Step Guide to Training and Practice with Mindfulness, published by Wiley Blackwell.

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Jenae Spencer, LMHC, BCB, RYT

Jenae Spencer, LMHC, BCB, RYT is a therapist licensed to practice in Massachusetts, New York, and Virginia, and a 200-hour certified yoga instructor. Since graduating with a Masters in Theology and Masters in Counseling in 2007, Jenae has been passionate about helping people improve their health and wellbeing and regain hope. She believes that the physical, mental, and spiritual bodies are intrinsically connected and incorporates mind/body techniques to treat the whole person. Jenae works with people experiencing anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, and chronic pain. She is particularly dedicated to helping people heal from the effects of trauma on the body and daily functioning. Jenae also helps people navigate issues with personal and professional relationships, establish and maintain boundaries with difficult people, and adjust to changing life circumstances.

Jenae is an expert in somatic therapy approaches that include biofeedback, trauma-sensitive yoga, and mindfulness.  She trained at the Trauma Institute in trauma-sensitive yoga, grounded in trauma theory, attachment theory, and neuroscience.  She is Board Certified in Biofeedback by Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), and holds a certificate in biofeedback from HeartMath.  She is also trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and incorporates these skills into her therapy services.  Prior to joining Boston Center for Health Psychology and Biofeedback, Jenae has worked in multiple settings that include inpatient psychiatric facilities, in-home family counseling services, and with the US Military as a counselor for active-duty soldiers’ children and families both stateside and abroad.

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Mary Lou Jelinek, LMHC, CWMF

Mary Lou Jelinek, LMHC, CWMF is a licensed therapist in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Holistic Counseling. She is certified in the treatment of trauma, is a certified mindfulness therapist, and a certified workplace mindfulness facilitator (CWMF). She has also completed training and worked as a children’s yoga instructor. Mary Lou specializes in the treatment of anxiety,  depression, and trauma and stays current with the latest developments in best psychological practices. 

Prior to joining Boston Center for Health Psychology and Biofeedback, Mary Lou maintained a busy private practice for 15  years, was an adjunct professor for two local colleges, and is the President and co-founder of Mindful Leadership Strategies. Earlier in her career, she worked in Boston Medical Center’s Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, provided in-home therapy, and was a law school career counselor. She also worked as a youth worker in under-resourced communities in the Boston area as well as worked with Sudanese and Bosnian refugees. She now enjoys volunteering as a provider of Telehealth therapy for women and children trauma survivors in Nepal. She has presented at various conferences, both local and international, on healing trauma using mindfulness strategies. 

 

It is Mary Lou’s goal to help you live a life that is more satisfying and fulfilling. With you, she will

explore causes, current impact and develop strategies to help you live with ease and less struggle. She works with teens, adults, and couples. 

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Ramya Kommu, intern

Ramya Kommu is an intern at the Boston Center for Health Psychology and Biofeedback. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience from George Mason University. She is currently completing her Master's degree at Boston University. Ramya is interested in becoming a Clinical Psychologist.

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Join Our Team

We are looking to add to our team of therapists. If you are passionate about helping people live better more fulfilled lives, if you are committed to growing and learning as a therapist, and if you interested in joining a non-judgmental, kind, and compassionate team, please email your cover letter and CV/resume to the email address at the top right of this web page.

Requirements to apply:

  1. Independently licensed as a psychologist, licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), or licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW)

  2. Experience in mindfulness and/or compassion-based therapy, health psychology, and/or cognitive behavioral therapy

  3. Experience with biofeedback is a plus, but not required (training will be provided)

  4. Willingness to work full time (20-25 clinical hours per week), including at least 1 evening.

 
 
 
 
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Our Approach

We specialize in practical, solution-focused approaches to treatment that have been scientifically shown to be effective. We work with your strengths and internal resources to help you address the difficulties you experience.

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What We Treat

Our therapists provide treatment for anxiety disorders, depression, insomnia, trauma, chronic pain and other medically related conditions. We also help our clients effectively navigate challenges that come along with relationships, life changes, work-related stress, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting, as well as with general life issues.

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In the Media

We are frequently featured in the news on various topics related to mental health, wellness, and performance excellence.