Mrs. Leona Demethia Bishop, LPC-S, BC-TMH, NCC,

(She, her)
Preferred Name: Leona

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

Helping others navigate through this thing called “Life” is my reward! Finding Joy in our Journey fills my cup. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience working in community mental health, schools, and the private practice sectors. Throughout my career, I have focused on implementing positive behavioral changes using creative and dynamic counseling strategies. For the past few years, becoming a master clinician in trauma-informed care has been my goal. Surviving my own life’s challenges, included the death of our teenage son, I’m familiar with the need to have multiple strategies in our toolbox to persevere along our JOURNEY TO JOY!

Education & Experience

Bachelors of Arts Degree from Tougaloo College Masters of Education and Specialist in Education from Delta State University Trained Play Therapist Certified Trauma Professional- Individual EMDR Certified EMDR/IFS Trainer Guide with Syzygy Institute

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Mississippi Counseling Association Capital Area Counseling Association American Counseling Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Families
  • LGBTQ+


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth