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Carmine Malfitano, MSW

Social Worker

Carmine Malfitano graduated with his Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Toronto. He completed his internship in the Eating Disorders Unit at the Toronto General Hospital. He is trained in several psychotherapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and mindfulness. At CBT Associates, he works with individuals and couples coping with a variety of anxiety, depressive, and relationship difficulties.

Carmine also provides psychotherapy to individuals facing advanced or terminal cancer at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. As a Research Associate for the Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative, and End-of-Life Care and PhD student for the University of Ferrara (Italy), he coordinates several research studies exploring a variety of important cancer survivorship and existential issues.

In the LGBTQ community, Carmine has acquired extensive experience as a clinician, activist, advocate, and outreach worker. He collaborated as a research consultant with the CruiseLab at the University of Toronto exploring issues related to gay men’s health.

Carmine Malfitano is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Please note that our associates work with many presenting issues, some of which are not listed in this biography. Please speak to our intake team at 647-693-8187 for more information.

Why choose CBT Associates?

CBT Associates is a large, well-established and rapidly-growing network of clinics that provides evidence-based psychological services to children, adolescents, adults of all ages, and couples.

We are a highly-qualified group of over 50 psychologists and psychological associates who provide personalized, compassionate, respectful and discreet treatment with the highest level of... Read More

What is the policy for cancelled or missed appointments?

To help us reliably meet the needs of all our clients, we must ask you to provide 24 hours’ notice when cancelling or rescheduling an appointment. Appointments without sufficient notice will be charged the full fee.

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What is a psychologist?


  • Are registered healthcare professionals who are regulated like physicians, surgeons, and dentists.
  • Work with individuals, groups and organizations to promote positive change by assessing and treating psychological problems.
  • Are trained to assess problems accurately using psychological tests and semi-structured interviews.... Read More
What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

Psychologists are closely aligned with psychiatrists as both are highly-trained professionals. Psychiatrists are oriented toward pharmaceutical solutions (some illnesses in fact lend themselves to medication versus talk therapy, such as severe depression or schizophrenia); while psychologists are oriented toward talk therapy as a solution.

Psychologists and psychiatrists both undertake... Read More

What is the difference between a psychotherapist and a psychologist?

The first important difference between psychotherapists and psychologists is the number of years of education and training required to register by each college. The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario requires members to complete any recognized training program in psychotherapy, with 450 hours of direct client contact, and 100 hours of clinical supervision. In contrast, to... Read More

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