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Nikki Ruffin

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Dr. Ruffin is a contributing counseling faculty at Walden University in the school of
counseling. Her area of formal teaching and field of study is mental health counseling. I have taught for a total of eight years of various online universities teaching undergraduate psychology courses and masters level counseling courses. Professional experiences include counseling In the hospital/university/community and our health/correctional settings. As well as group practice and online teletherapy services. My role at Walden will be as a contributing faculty in the school counseling specifically in the middle health specialization. My primary areas of research are grief and loss religion and spirituality multiculturalism and clinical supervision. I’ve been a licensed professional counselor for the past 16 years including in the state of Missouri Illinois and Indiana.My professional expertise is in dealing with anxiety and depression and trauma issues with adults. I enjoy being a therapist and I’m currently in the process of beginning a limited private practice specializing in online clinical supervision via as well as a small caseload of adult teletherapy as well. I am currently serving as a consultant HLM recovery located in Chicagoland. I currently work full-time as a correctional counselor and I do some part-time Teletherapy through Teladoc.