Mental Health and Lupus

Our third Advocacy Webinar – Mental Health and Lupus, took place on April 29, 2021. Janice LeBlanc, a Registered Psychotherapist, addressed topics such as ‘How lupus can impact mental health’,  ‘What help and/or programs are available’, ‘How would a lupus patient advocate for themselves or a loved one living with lupus to ensure to get the help they require’ and ‘Coping strategies – how to help yourself’.

Janice has over 20 years of clinical experience working with those who have experienced childhood trauma and abuse, motor vehicle accidents and domestic violence, as well as individuals who experience mental health challenges such as PTSD, depression and anxiety. Currently in private practice, she provides ongoing support to first responders and their families. She has extensive experience working with individuals with Special Needs such as ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Janice has specialized training in Art Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and is a national speaker on self care for professionals, anxiety in children and youth and coping with chronic illness. She works with all walks of life including children, youth, adults and seniors, and is also a retired Secondary School Educator.


Janice LeBlanc – Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Art Therapist, Certified Trauma and Resilience Specialist, EMDR Therapist

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