Meet the Staff

Meet the Caring Staff of Canopy Behavioral Health Clinic Jackson

Leah Rigney, M.Ed., MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner

Leah is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Canopy’s Center of Excellence providing psychological assessments and medication management. She has a background in general nursing and is a former educator and Licensed Guidance Counselor.

Expertise:

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Education Challenges
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Assistance
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Trauma

Client Focus:

  • Children ages 5-12
  • Teens
  • Young adults ages 21 and under

Leah received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University before pursuing a master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Counseling from the University of West Alabama. She worked toward an associate degree in nursing from East Central Community College before tackling her second master’s degree, this time from the University of Mississippi Medical Center under the psychiatric nurse practitioner track program. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.

Hart Wylie, PMHNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner

Hart is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Canopy’s Center of Excellence providing mental health evaluations and medication management. She has a background in general nursing and also worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Expertise:

  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Educational Challenges
  • Identity Struggles
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Trauma

Client Focus:

  • Children and Teens
  • Families
  • LGBTQ+ Community

Hart holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mississippi College and a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy/Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in Clinton. She has also received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nursing from UMMC.

Emma Boone, PH.D., LPC-S

Dr. Emma Boone is an outpatient therapist with Canopy Behavioral Health Clinic Jackson.  She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavior Modification.  She has specialized training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Anger Management.

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Behavioral Challenges
  • Self-Esteem
  • Family and Group

Client Focus:

  • Adolescents
  • Teenagers
  • Adults of all ages

Emma holds a Ph.D. in Professional Counseling and Human Services from Walden University.  She also received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Jackson State University and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Delta State University.

Iesha Smith, LPC, Outpatient Therapist

Iesha is an outpatient therapist with Canopy Behavioral Health Clinic Jackson. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Expertise:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Mood Instability
  • Self-Harm

Client Focus:

  • Adolescents
  • Teenagers
  • Young adults 18-21

Iesha received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mississippi State University and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Mississippi College.

Edwina Thomas, LPC, Outpatient Therapist

Edwina is an outpatient therapist with Canopy Behavioral Health Clinic Jackson specializing in Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has specialized training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Expertise:

  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Challenges
  • Depression
  • Mood Instability
  • Self-Esteem

Client Focus:

  • Children and Adolescents 5-12
  • Teens
  • Young Adults 18-21

Edwina received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Tulane University. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Jackson State University and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Mississippi College.