Dr. Tonya Battle

Affiliated Faculty, Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Psy.D., Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, 2016
M.A., Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, 2010
M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University, 1997, Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Fla., 1997
B.A., North Central College, Naperville, Ill., 1990

Dr. Tonya Battle received her Psy.D. from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Illinois with a specialization in Children and Adolescents, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois, and is currently in the process of becoming board certified Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist.

She has more than 15 years of experience in corporate leadership, community involvement, mental health counseling, Christian counseling, and instructional design and education. Battle currently delivers counseling and psychological testing services through a private practice. She volunteers within her community leading trauma support groups and presenting on mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

Her areas of specialty include the treatment and diagnosis of those who have had trauma experiences, dual psychological diagnoses,  and women’s issues as well as children and adolescents. Her doctoral research project was related to diagnosis and treatment of trauma experiences among African American Children and Adolescents in protective care.

Battle has taught courses in Counseling Skills, Trauma, Group Therapy, Introduction to Psychology, Lifespan, Counseling Strategies for children and adolescents, and mental health wellness for helping professionals.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as traveling, working out, and doing community work through her sorority.