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. She has taught for a total of eight years at various online universities focused on undergraduate psychology courses, substance abuse courses and masters level counseling courses. Her professional experiences span from counseling In hospital, elementary , middle school, high school, university, community mental health and correctional settings. She also works through a group practice and contracts providing tele-therapy services. Her primary areas of research are grief and loss, religion and spirituality multiculturalism and clinical supervision.She has been a licensed professional counselor for the past 17 years including the states of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. Her professional expertise is in dealing with anxiety and depression and trauma issues with adults. She is currently serving as a consultant for EDC and HLM recovery located in Boston and Chicagoland.