Mark L. Ruffalo, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Tampa
*Now accepting new patients.* I am a psychotherapist in private practice in Tampa and an affiliate assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of South Florida. I practice a form of analytic psychotherapy which places emphasis on patient autonomy and seeks to resolve underlying issues rather than mere symptom reduction with medication or superficial therapy. I have experience working with a range of conditions, including depression, stress, anxiety, and emotional trauma. I have particular interest in the psychotherapy of schizophrenia and working with individuals who have not previously, or only partially, responded to treatment.
I received my academic and clinical training at the University of Pittsburgh and its affiliated psychiatric hospital, where I have also worked on staff. I completed additional postgraduate training at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. I am actively involved in the teaching and supervision of psychiatry and social work trainees.
I maintain a small part-time private practice and typically see patients during the week in the daytime and evening hours. I offer free telephone consultations and respond to all phone calls and emails personally. Please visit my website at for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Call or Email Mark L. Ruffalo for a free phone consultation now - (727) 266-0270


  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: University of Pittsburgh
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License No. and State: SW12857 Florida


  • Avg Cost (per session): $60 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Patients file own claims
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Pittsburgh / Master of Social Work
  • Year graduated: 2012
  • Membership: American Assoc. for Psychoanalysis in Clin. SW / 2354
  • Member Since: 2013
  • Membership: Academy for the Psychoanalytic Arts
  • Member Since: 2014


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Psychoanalytic


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017
Mark L. Ruffalo, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Tampa

Mark L. Ruffalo

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW