Stephanie D. McIver, Ph.D., a mental health provider for 27 years, has been the Director of Counseling Services at the University of New Mexico’s Stu-dent Health and Counseling Center since 2012. She is also the founder/director of the New Mexico Black Mental Health Coalition. She just completed a term on the Board of Directors of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors and is currently on the board of the ACES Technical Charter School in Albuquerque.
Dr. McIver received her Master's degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychol-ogy at The Ohio State University, and her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Natural Science from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She went on to be-come the staff psychologist for Acute Psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center and at the college counseling centers at the University of California- Santa Cruz and Santa Clara University where she also taught in the graduate counseling program.
Upon her return to NM in 2007 (she grew up here) she worked in private practice and as a Military Family Life Consultant providing psychological services to military service members and their families. She taught Introduction to Psy-chology at National American University in Rio Rancho.
She specializes in Mood and Anxiety Disorders, especially Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Women's issues, and multi-cultural/identity issues. Her areas of research have been in marriage and family issues, severe mental ill-ness, suicidality, and college student distress. Dr. McIver’s recent focus has been on college student wellness and use of technology in the provision of mental healthcare.
In her free time she parents young adult coeds who don’t actually wish to be parented, seeks consolation from her furbaby rescues, sings and performs in local productions, weaves, reads, and binge watches foreign films and programs.
Spelman College, BA Psychology | The Ohio State University, MA Adult Clinical Psychology | The Ohio State University, PhD Adult Clinical Psychology