Inna Khazan, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Biofeedback Therapist.

Ten Post Office Square, 8th floor, Boston, MA 02109
phone: 617-231-0011; email:

My specialties

I am skilled at working with adults in individual and group therapy. I specialize in the following areas:

Health psychology

Health psychology is a branch of psychology that focuses on people's health. As a health psychologist:
  • I help people to adopt a healthier lifestyle and achieve their goals in personal and professional lives.
  • I treat anxiety, headaches, mild-to-moderate hypertension, insomnia, chronic pain, Raynaud's disease, and TMJ⁄jaw pain without medication.
  • I help my clients cope with and modify their lifestyles in response to numerous medical conditions such as cardiac disease, diabetes, cancer, and multiple sclerosis.
  • Having to change life-long habits, especially in the face of a medical condition, can be difficult and overwhelming. I can guide you through this process and help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Research shows that therapy with a trained psychologist can alleviate numerous medical problems. The human body and mind are inter-connected in remarkable ways, and working on one can frequently help heal the other.

Performance Excellence Training

I conduct group and individual training to teach my clients practical and unique skills to maximize their ability to perform best in all situations, including most challenging. My clients train their physiological, cognitive, and emotional responses to produce optimal outcomes. I use a powerful blend of empirically-supported biofeedback and mindfulness technuques to bring greater agility and resilience to your physiological, cognitive, and emotional responses. This allows you to achieve optimal performance in any situation.

Biofeedback therapy

Biofeedback is a powerful mind-body tool that teaches people develop greater awareness and ability to influence their physiological and mental functions by using signals from their own bodies. Biofeedback trains self-regulation and resilience for your mind and body.

Physiological processes such as heart rate, breathing, temperature, muscle tension, and skin conductance are non-invasively measured by sensors placed on your skin, and are then displayed on the computer screen. With my guidance you can learn to modify your physiological reactions in ways beneficial to your health. Many people retain their skills for life and require only occasional refresher sessions.

Biofeedback is considered to be particularly effective for people struggling with:

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  • Asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Essential hypertension
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Migraine headaches
  • Raynaud's syndrome
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Stress
  • Tension headaches
  • TMJ/jaw pain
  • And other conditions with physiological manifestations
Biofeedback is also an extremely powerful tool in working towards performance excellence in many fields, including the law, leadership, finance, management, medicine, science, art, music and sport.

Is biofeedback the right choice for you? It can help you:

  • Take charge of your body and your own treatment
  • Reduce, and in some cases eliminate, your need for medication
  • Alleviate conditions that have not responded to medication
  • Decrease your overall medical costs
Biofeedback is non-invasive and, with continued home practice, remains effective long after you stop the treatment.

Mindfulness and acceptance based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

I use new-generation mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapies to help people achieve their life goals through committed action and a change in the way they relate to their thoughts and feelings. Have you ever tried not to think or feel something? Have you ever tried to fight off anxiety or sadness?

If your answer is yes, as it is for most people, take a moment to think about how well that worked. Was this strategy effective long term? My guess is that it was not.

What I can offer you is a way out of the struggle with your thoughts and feelings without getting stuck in them. In my work with clients I encourage focus on living the life you want to live rather than on thoughts and feelings you want or don't want to have. By allowing yourself to stop struggling with what you cannot avoid or control, you will be able to free up time, energy, and resources to devote to moving toward the life you want to live. You and I will work on skills that will enable you to take action in that direction as well as skills that will enable you to let go of the futile struggle.

  • I use mindfulness and acceptance based cognitive behavioral skills to help my clients with a wide range of problems, such as
    • Depression
    • Generalized Anxiety
    • Insomnia
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    • Overeating
    • Panic Disorder
    • Performance Anxiety
    • Phobias
    • Social Anxiety
    • Stress reduction
  • I also apply mindfulness and acceptance based CBT when working with medically-related issues. See Health Psychology.
  • I help my clients become more effective and productive at work and in their personal lives. We work on
    • Assertiveness
    • Interpersonal communication
    • Organization
    • Procrastination
    • Time management

me to schedule a 10-15 minute consultation or call me (617-231-0011) to discuss how I can help in your particular case.