Personal insights from my holistic exploration of mind body wellness as a neuropsychologist and lupus thriver.



I have been a practicing pediatric neuropsychologist for over fourteen years. Previously, I spent five years as a child therapist. My approach has always been a holistic one, guided by ecological and biopsychosocial models to mental and physical wellness.


As a graduate student I developed an interest in mindfulness meditation, and I helped to create and research culturally sensitive meditation interventions. During my neuropsychology training, I continued to study the mind body connection through such organizations as the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine and the Center for Mind Body Medicine.


When my own chronic illness symptoms began 15, my interest holistic wellness became far more personal. Through Finding Light I hope to share my unique perspective as a curious scientist and lupus thriver. 

Dr. Jessica Leavell