Janice Putrino

Janice Putrino, LCSW, Certified Journal Therapist, is the founder and director of Writing for Wellness. Her mission is to teach individuals and groups how to use therapeutic writing to achieve wellness of body, mind and spirit. For over a decade Janice has focused on promoting health and wellness for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers. She has presented to hundreds of individuals living with cancer and their caregivers, offering concrete resources to assist them in navigating the maze of emotions that accompany a diagnosis.

Janice co-authored My Healing Companion: A Journal for the Healthcare Provider. Propelled by her own personal growth and healing through journal writing, Janice is passionate about sharing this resource with those living with illness, caregivers and healthcare providers.

She received her Master’s degree from Syracuse University School of Social Work with a health care concentration and completed internships at Albany Medical Center and The Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. She has worked at the University of Rochester Medical Center as a clinical social worker and Gilda’s Club Rochester as the outreach coordinator.

In 2005, Janice became a Certified Journal Writing Instructor in the Journal to the Self® method and in 2009 she received her Certified Journal Therapist credential from the Therapeutic Writing Institute at the Center for Journal Therapy in Denver, Colorado. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the International Association of Journal Writers, where she serves as a wellness specialist for its Journal Council.

Janice’s work has been cited in the Democrat and Chronicle and In Good Health Newspaper and she has been published in Scrubs Nursing Magazine. She has been a guest on Exceptional Wisdom Talk Radio.