Mark L. Ruffalo


Instructor of Psychiatry


Curriculum vitae


[email protected]

(813) 829-1804 (office)

Department of Psychiatry


University of Central Florida; Tufts University (Adjunct)


10335 Cross Creek Boulevard
Suite 15
Tampa, FL 33647




Mark L. Ruffalo


Instructor of Psychiatry


Contact

Mark L. Ruffalo


Instructor of Psychiatry


Curriculum vitae


[email protected]

(813) 829-1804 (office)

Department of Psychiatry


University of Central Florida; Tufts University (Adjunct)


10335 Cross Creek Boulevard
Suite 15
Tampa, FL 33647




Mark L. Ruffalo, D.Psa., L.C.S.W., is a psychotherapist in private practice in Tampa, Florida, and serves as Instructor of Psychiatry at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has broad clinical experience in the psychoanalytic treatment of mood disorders, personality disorders, and psychosomatic illness, and has particular interest in the psychotherapy of schizophrenia.

Psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy is distinguished from other forms of therapy on the basis of its focus on the unconscious forces contributing to emotional distress. A depth therapy, it seeks to understand the nature and meaning of psychiatric symptoms within the context of the patient's unique life experience. Over 100 years since its development, psychoanalytic theory remains the most comprehensive understanding of the human mind and behavior.

Dr. Ruffalo sees patients at his private office in Tampa on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. He frequently works in collaboration with psychiatrists but does not prescribe medication. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (813) 829-1804.