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My Healing Journey

Doctor Jessica Leavell, Ph.D. - Psychologist offering Therapy Services in Metrowest Boston area

Dr. Jessica Leavell

Neuropsychologist, Lupus and Chronic Pain Thriver, Blogger

My own journey with chronic pain began about 17 year ago. Just as I became a mother, I developed multiple mysterious symptoms that became increasingly debilitating. I transformed from a professionally and physically active young adult to someone simply trying to make it through each day. I found myself on a long and arduous search for answers. After several years I was diagnosed with lupus in addition to significant degenerative disease in my spine. Slowly over the years my world narrowed in many ways I could never imagine.


I struggled with substantial daily pain and fatigue. The pain gradually spread to numerous areas of my body including neck, lower back, shoulders, multiple facial neuralgias, and swollen aching joints. Some of these symptoms could be directly connected to lupus while many others doctors struggled to understand.  

When COVID-19 shut down the world I chose to use the time to focus on healing. I discovered mind-body therapy for chronic pain and decided to give it my full effort. I used the Curable App and eventually signed up for Curable groups. I also delved into Alan Gordan's Pain Reprocessing Therapy and Howard Schubiner's research. It was an incredible amount of work but it completely changed my life. My pain has reduced by about 90% and I have learned to love myself and embrace joy.  

I then made the decision to revamp my career. Over the past year I have retrained in the mind-body therapy approach and became a Certified Pain Reprocessing therapist. I am beyond excited to begin helping others find relief and reclaim their joy. 

Dr. Leavell Offers Therapy Services in Massachusetts


If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or chronic physical pain/discomfort then please contact me today. I specialize in providing effective treatment for a variety of mental health issues and have openings for new patients.  I provide one-on-one telehealth therapy to Massachusetts residents and hope to help you reduce or eliminate physical and psychological pain.  



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