HI! I am Leona and I started this practice in 2007 in response to God's calling to help People  

find  Joy in Life's journey.  

This is my passion and I am blessed to have a team of dynamic therapists share This call with Me

together we help people Heal!

Leona Richards-Bishop is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Trauma Specialist, Emotional Wellness Trainer, and Author who seeks to help others put JOY back in their HEARTS. 

Since earning a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Tougaloo College and a Masters Degree in Counseling from Delta State University, she has helped many students and individuals achieve a more emotionally balanced life in the mental health, school, and private practice settings.

Mrs. Bishop uses advanced psychotherapies such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to help clients heal from painful past experiences.

Leona is a Board-Qualified Supervisor and EMDRIA Approved Consultant in Training who is available to provide consultation and training workshops to broaden colleagues and the community on topics related to emotional wellness. 

She is licensed in Mississippi and Texas.

In 2021, she appeared as the "Balance Coach" for entrepreneur, Latesha Pearson, on the OWN network reality show, BELLE COLLECTIVE; Episode 8. In 2015, she acted as the professional expert on TV One Justice: By Any Means; Episode 115 - Sabrina Butler Porter Documentary. She has been featured in Ridgeland Life Magazine Winter 2014 Ed. and Jackson Free Press

In 2015, Leona published her first children's book, Prissy Lee's Fancy Feet, which was inspired by her daughter. She has an additional professional self-help guide Journal to Joy, scheduled for release Summer 2024.

Learn more about our therapists and schedule a FREE consultation and start your 

Journey to Joy.

Jenelia Branson, LPC, NCC

(Available only for Tele-Health Sessions)

Jenelia Branson is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has a sincere passion to see others succeed in life, especially in the area of mental health! She has over 15 years of experience in the field of counseling; and over 25 years of working with youth; and has practiced counseling in the school, mental health, and private practice sectors. 

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Tougaloo College and her Master’s of Science Degree in Counseling from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She is recognized as a National Board Certified Counselor and National Board Certified School Counselor. Jenelia has also earned certification in Telemental Health. 

Her counseling style is pretty laid back. She has been described as supportive, warm, and compassionate, with a great sense of humor. She likes to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. 

She is here to help you sort through the things that are difficult right now, and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. With your active participation, honesty, patience, and commitment, things can and will get better. 


Available for Tele-Health and In-Person)

Jessie Davis is a Licensed Professional Counselor who aims to address the overall wellness of clients seeking to find balance in their lives. Mrs. Davis received a Bachelors Degree in Criminology and her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mississippi State University. 

Since graduating in August of 2020, she  has worked with families, adults and adolescents in various settings - inpatient, outpatient, and private practice.

Her experience has afforded her the opportunity to address the needs of individuals challenged with trauma related symptoms, depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorders, and mood disorders.  

Mrs. Davis can help you meet your goals to feel less overwhelmed and more empowered to live a mentally-well life.   

Tiffany Lovelady, DPC, LPC, NCSC, NCC

(Available for Tele-Health, and In-Person)

Dr. Tiffany T.  Lovelady (she/her) discovered her gift of counsel as a high school student. Genuinely interested in the well-being of others, she often found herself as the sounding board amongst her peers.  

 Upon graduation from high school, she enrolled at Mississippi State and earned a BA in Psychology followed by an MS in Counselor Education.

   Over the last twenty years, she has worked as a professional school counselor and private practice therapist. Earning numerous achievements and practicing with excellence, in 2017 she added a Doctorate of Professional Counseling from Mississippi College to an already impressive list of credentials. 

She is licensed in Mississippi, Florida, and Connecticut and believes it's by God's design that her life's experiences prepares her to walk in her gift. Surviving the challenges from divorce, grief from the loss of a sibling and life-threatening circumstances, she is uniquely qualified to tackle a multitude of issues that are often addressed in counseling. While servicing the needs of the entire community, Dr. Lovelady has a passionate commitment to serving adolescents, adults, and couples. She is proud to create a safe, inclusive space for individuals of all gender identities and orientations. Dr. Lovelady is LGBTQIA+ friendly, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their identity, can find the support and care they deserve. Schedule with her and begin your journey and know you'll be met with empathy and understanding.

 Awareness is the FIRST STEP to healing. Celebrate yourself for noticing what is best for you. Yes, this journey will have peaks, valleys and maybe even some sharp turns. At CIAJ, you won't have to travel alone. Together, we will fill your traveling bag will tools and empower you to journey towards a more JOY-filled life.