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Dr. Wu practices clinical psychology, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Boston for problems such as depression, stress, anger, addiction, anxiety, relationship difficulties and couples therapy.

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Dr. Wu’s careful and methodical psychotherapeutic approach provides a formative, structured setting in which to uncover and understand emotional and behavioral problems.

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For Dr. Wu, psychotherapy and mindfulness are seamlessly interconnected processes that trigger change through non-judgmental awareness, compassionate acceptance and respect, increasing self-understanding, and managing emotional reactivity.

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Boston Psychologist

Jenai Wu Steinkeller, Ph.D.

psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, executive coach
50 Franklin St., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617.202.9990

Serving Boston, MA 02110 and the surrounding areas


clinical psychologist


executive coach

50 Franklin St., 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617.202.9990

What kind of people or problems does Dr. Wu specialize in? 

The short answer is that I am qualified to work with a wide range of people and problems through an approach integrating my training  as a psychoanalyst with a strong mindfulness and culture orientation.   My training and experiences are both very deep and very broad.  By the time I got my Ph.D. I had evaluated or treated nearly a thousand patients in a busy downtown Chicago hospital, not to mention all the different people (adults and children) I treated during my postdoctoral trainings at Boston hospitals such as MGH & Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center, or during 20+ years of private practice. After my post-doctoral training I undertook and completed psychoanalytic training at Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, involving 10+ years of post-graduate studies,  more supervised training, and personal analysis.

In a way the reason I’m a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst is that I find people inexhaustibly interesting and unique.   After all these years and so many people, I find helping each person identify and work through their unique brand of stuckness and helping them connect to their own deep vitality more and more rewarding.

My broader practices in mindfulness, corporate consulting, cross-cultural consulting and conflict management also broaden my “areas of specialization.”  Having worked as a management consultant in a boutique global firm and maintaining my own coaching and organizational consulting practice has made me very familiar with the concerns of people in the business world.  My own deep interest in meditation and extensive mindfulness training has sensitized me to the growing array of people who are inspired or motivated to change through mindfulness.  As an Asian-American psychologist my earliest research was in the intersection with culture and gender.

Intellectually I could say that I specialize in the nexus between psychology, culture and spirituality.

But in my practice I specialize in individuals.  It is in joining people wherever they are and helping them move to a more liberated, flexible, joyful and vibrant state of being in the world that I am ever honing my skills.

Jenai Wu Steinkeller, Ph.D.

Boston psychologist Jenai Wu Steinkeller, Ph.D. is a licensed and accredited psychotherapist, clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in Boston, MA.A licensed and accredited psychotherapist, clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in Boston, MA, Dr. Wu integrates psychology, mindfulness, and culture in all aspects of her services and approach.  She is also a writer, executive coach and consultant to organizations; and over 20 years on the faculty of Harvard Medical School.

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