About Us

Welcome to Issues of Life, Incorporated!

Our Mission:
Our mission is to eradicate the stigma of counselors while empowering and equipping others to tackle their issues of life through awareness, beliefs, and counseling.

Our Vision:
Our vision is to provide a place of counsel which attends to the needs of a whole person: body, soul, and spirit. If a person is hungry, we feed them. If a person is lacking resources, we provide them. If a person is mentally, socially, or emotionally hurting, we counsel them.

Our Values:
To serve.
To love.
To empower.
To be the change we want to see in our community.

Board of Directors:
Tyra Rowell, President
Chasity Sherman, Vice-President
Angela Robinson, Treasurer
Candace Williams, Secretary
Melia Bigbee, Board Member

“Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23

Life Counseling

Issues of Life Counseling
This service is available for families, couples, and individual adults. Areas of counseling focus include but are not limited to:

• Family issues and Codependency
• Grief & Loss
• Divorce
• Depression (non-clinical)
• Stress and anxiety (non-clinical)
• Resolving childhood trauma and abuse
• Career Counseling
• Marital Communication issues
• Marriage & Family Counseling
• Temperament Therapy

Counseling Sessions

Each counseling session is 40 minutes in duration on a weekly basis and as needed. A $25 fee is expected at time you book services for counseling.  We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and this monetary fee helps provide more services for the community. It is much appreciated.

24-hour notice is required for cancelled appointments.

“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.”
3 John 1:2 (ESV)

Life Coach Certification

This 90 day program is being offered online by the Issues of Life Academy. It includes an internship and certification of completion. Click on the button below to learn more about this program.


Issues of Life, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to serve individuals and families in our community. We desire all people to be well mentally, physically, and spiritually. To accomplish our mission, we depend on the help and generosity of individuals and businesses within the community. Donations go toward the support groups, psychoeducational classes, counseling sessions, and related support that we provide to those in need. Donations in any amount are most appreciated and make a huge difference! Thank you in advance for your donation!

Meet the Founder

Tyra E. Rowell, Ed.S., NCC

My greatest teacher is life. Certainly, this is something that many people take for granted, or simply miscomprehend. When you read this passage, which conveys the issues that shaped my life’s story, I pray you will be inspired to reflect and breathe new life into your own circumstances. 

My passion in life is to help anyone whose mere being is constricted by heartache, controversy, and/or setbacks and they long to find peace and self-love.  I specialize in empowering the underdog to have a voice and be heard. I was raised in an environment where my voice was censored and my livelihood was muffled. As a child, I was born hearing-impaired and lived with a speech impediment. At three years old, I was molested by a babysitter, which propelled me to develop powerlessness.

My experiences in my childhood impacted my life negatively as a young adult until I was about 25 years old. I enrolled in a Counseling program as a graduate student and that’s when I began telling my story. To be honest, I didn’t have a choice. Every course in this program made me feel like I was being counseled. Although, it was required for us to be counseled, it was the best thing that could have happened to me. This program provided a platform that allowed me to share my former issues of life. I changed mentally, physically, and spiritually throughout the whole Counseling program. I soar-fully rededicated my life to Christ, and my former issues became a catalyst for transformation.

ISSUES of LIFE, INC is my intrinsic way to give back to the community. As life would have it, I was unfairly silenced but found a haven to safely release the bondage and barriers of trauma.  I realized that I needed to provide a sanctuary for people to proudly be who they are, unapologetically, and tackle their own issues of life without judgment, ridicule, and shame.

I have obtained an Educational Specialist degree in Counselor Education from Mississippi State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies from Mississippi University for Women. I am licensed as a School Counselor in the state of Mississippi and Tennessee. I have also obtained the National Certified Counselor credentials from the National Board of Certified Counselors. I am an Adjunct Professor at East Mississippi Community College teaching Human Growth & Development in spite of my speech impediment. I refuse to allow anything or anyone stop me from being the woman God has called me to be.