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Belva Miles, Psy.D.

Interim Coordinator for Mind-Body Programming

Staff Psychologist

Pronouns: She/Her

Areas of Special Interest Heading link

Anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, anger management, life transitions, multicultural counseling, diversity and social justice, and student persistence and retention.

Liaison To Heading link

  • Co-Chair of the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Blacks
  • African American Cultural Center
  • CHANCE Program
  • Career Services

What to Expect When Working with Me Heading link

In therapy work with students, I take a collaborative approach to treatment. I empower students to sit in the driver’s seat during sessions. As a therapist, I am in the passenger’s seat assisting them to navigate while providing a supportive space. During treatment, together we often explore the student’s thoughts and feelings, challenge negative thoughts and develop more balanced ways of thinking, engage in problem solving, develop positive coping skills, practice new ways of relating to self and others, and focus on improving self-care.

Education and Training Heading link

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology  |  Roosevelt University  |  2013

What I Do at the Counseling Center Heading link

As the Coordinator for Mind-Body Programming and a Staff Psychologist, I:

  • Provide initial consultations, individual and group therapies, and facilitate workshops
  • Along with the African American Cultural Center, co-facilitate What’s Going On? a monthly drop-in space focused on Black student mental health and wellness
  • Provide supervision to psychology students that are part of the counseling center training program.
  • Provide outreaches on a variety of topics and consultation to staff and faculty.
  • Have served on a variety of committees at UIC, many of these with a social justice focus.

About Me Heading link

I enjoy good movies and televsion. I also enjoy learning new things.