carmine malfitano, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Carmine Malfitano is a registered Social Worker and psychotherapist providing therapy to both individuals and couples. He received his undergraduate degree in Neuropsychology at the University of Milano in Italy. He completed his Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Toronto and worked in the Eating Disorders Program at the Toronto General Hospital as part of his internship.
Carmine is trained in several psychotherapeutic modalities including Emotion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and mindfulness. He employs an integrative approach that is neuroscience-informed, CBT- and/or EFT-based, and draws from several other evidence-based modalities to provide therapy that is uniquely tailored to the specific needs of his clients. His clients experience him as a warm and caring therapist. Carmine works with his clients with thoughtfulness and respect to co-create a safe, non-judgmental space to explore important issues, identify strengths, and foster meaningful changes. He finds great beauty in the therapeutic process and in empowering clients to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
Carmine strives to provide excellent evidence-based therapy to individuals who are struggling with: relationship issues, depression, low-self-esteem, self-criticism, unfinished business, work stress, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. He helps couples with relational difficulties and works from an Emotion-Focused Therapy approach to improve communication, deepen emotional connection, and help couples work through relationship difficulties and resolve conflicts.
Carmine was an activist, advocate, outreach worker, and counsellor in the LGBTQ communities in Milano and in Toronto. He has experience working with individuals struggling with issues around coming out, body image and disordered eating, exploring their gender identity or sexual orientation, or newly diagnosed with HIV. He has also worked with couples navigating the complexity of same sex relationships.
Carmine also works as a Social Worker at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, where he provides psychotherapy to individuals and couples facing advanced cancer. As a Research Associate for the Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative, and End-of-Life Care at the Princess Margaret and the University of Toronto, he is involved in national and international research studies exploring a variety of important cancer survivorship and existential issues.