Dr Ruffina David has a PhD from The University of Melbourne and has published a number of articles and reports. She has 20 years of experience as a therapist, researcher and teacher in the field of Psychology. As an experienced researcher, she has a strong interest in using evidence-based methodologies in her practice. She works with individuals and couples in helping them overcome life’s challenges. She takes a strength based approach in assisting her clients to rise above and live stronger through difficult situations.
Having worked across schools, hospitals, universities and private sectors in Australia, India and more recently in the USA, Ruffina is a Psychologist with a breadth of international practice expertise. She can assist in transcultural issues, life transitions, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and trauma and attachment concerns for young adults, adults and older adults. She also welcomes providing assistance to couples and individuals who practice alternative sexual lifestyles.
Ruffina’s approach is based on current proven strategies in addressing emotional, behavioural and psychological problems. She will provide you with verified skills and tools to help you handle your individual circumstances. Her facilitative approach uses a number of techniques that compliment Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution Focussed Therapy. Ruffina is also bilingual; she speaks Tamil fluently.
Ruffina considers you as the expert of your life and is person-centred in her approach. She genuinely cares for each of her clients. She is strongly committed to being open and genuine in her approach to you whilst also being creative in structuring her therapy sessions.