Ruby J. Akhigbe

PhD, LISW-S


Site Location- Akron


Clinical Interests- 

Major Depression, Bipolar, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Crisis Intervention, Post-Traumatic Stress, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Marital Issues, Pornography and other Sexual Addictions, Assertiveness Struggles, Spiritual and Biblical Integration and Effective Communication Skills.


Population Served-

Geriatric, Adults, Adolescents, Children 5+, Couples and Families


Educational History-

University of Houston (Central), BA in Sociology and Psychology

Florida International University, MSW, Florida International University Doctoral Level Training in Social Work

South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary, PhD in Christian Marriage and Family Counseling


Clinical Trainings, Certifications and Professional Memberships-

Expert in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Published dissertation as counseling manual titled: “Combining Biblical Perspectives and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Anxiety, Depression, and Low Self-Esteem”.

Pursuing adoption of book as counseling manual with various Christian-Focused and Biblical-Based counseling programs

Doctoral training in Social Work principles and techniques


EMERGE/ Community Involvement-

Actively involved in Christian community through teaching, singing, and leading worship services

Clinical interest for the future is to have a book adopted by various Christian Colleges and Universities