Joy Cornelius is a certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. She first obtained a Bachelors in Nursing in 1997 from the University of Louisville and continued her education to receive a Masters in Nursing in 2002 from Western Kentucky University. After completing both degrees, she received further training and education and obtained a Post Masters Certificate in Psychiatry and Mental Health. Since beginning her career, Joy has practiced nursing in both the in-patient and out-patient settings. She first focused on providing affordable healthcare services through a local community center as a family nurse practitioner, and in 2012 began serving patients with mental health needs. Joy joined Kentucky Psychiatry when Alabama Psychiatry acquired the practice in 2017. She provides services to the child, adolescent and adult populations.