Ms. Emily Aikins

Ms. Emily Aikins

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology




  • MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, Richmont Graduate University, Tennessee
    • Specialization in Christian Sex Therapy
    • Specialization in Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • BA in Psychology, Taylor University, Indiana

Academic Experience

  • Tennessee Temple University, Adjunct faculty (online psychology instructor), 2014-present
  • Chattanooga State Community College, Adjunct faculty
    • General Psychology (residential and online), 2012 – present
    • Personal and College Success (residential), 2011-2013

Teaching Specialization

  • General Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Gender and Sexuality

Ministry & Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Instructor, Tennessee Temple University, 2014-present
  • In-home Therapist and Assessor, Georgia H.O.P.E., 2013-present
  • Community Life Resident, Bridge Christian Church, 2012-2013
  • Adjunct Instructor, Chattanooga State Community College, 2011-present
  • Counseling Intern, Covenant College, 2010-2011
  • Counseling Intern, Hatch’s House of Hope, 2010-2011

Denominational & Community Service

  • Frontline (Hospitality) Coordinator, Bridge Christian Church, 2013-present
  • College Student Community Group Leader, Bridge Christian Church, 2011-2013
  • Community Group Coordinator, Bridge Christian Church, 2011-present
  • Volunteer Youth Leader, Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2004-2008
  • Student Leader/Co-Director, Campus Life Ministries, 2004-2007

Publications & Presentations

  • “Gender and Personality” presentation, Theories of Personality class, Tennessee Temple University, 2013
  • “The Identity Talk” presentation, Sunday morning sermon, Bridge Christian Church, 2013
  • “Self-harm Behavior” presentation, Student Life Activity, Covenant College, 2010
  • “Eating Disorder Behavior” presentation, Student Life Activity, Covenant College, 2010

Special Recognitions

  • Trained in Prepare/Enrich Marriage Therapy Curriculum
  • Trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)