Ms. Leah Malamet holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Toronto, and is currently completing her doctoral dissertation in Clinical Psychology in the area of attachment theory/object relations and the psychology of religion.
A psychotherapist for 30 years, Ms. Malamet's work includes individual treatment of children, adolescents, and adults, as well as marital and family therapy. Her practice includes patients presenting with a wide variety of psychological difficulties and disorders [e.g, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive behaviours, loss/bereavement, eating disorders, attachment difficulties, childhood aggressive behaviour, emotional issues associated with attentional and learning disabilities, etc.].
In addition to treating the general population, Ms. Malamet has had extensive experience with the Orthodox Jewish population throughout the spectrum, Ms. Malamet is trained in both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural theories and therapies, and integrates the two systematically in her work. She also utilizes mind-body therapeutic techniques. She employs both verbal and nonverbal [e.g. play, imagery, art, and sand tray] techniques in her psychotherapeutic work,
Ms. Malamet has worked in Toronto at CAMH [Centre for Addiction & Mental Health]: Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Credit Valley Hospital, and the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, and has maintained a private practice for the past 17 years.
Ms. Malamet has spoken in Canada, the U.S., England, and Israel on the topics of "Orthodoxy & Mental Health" and "Judaism & Psychology". She has supervised and given seminars to other clinicians within her various work environments. She has also had articles published in the Journal of Melanie Klein and Object Relations and the [Israeli] journal Akdamot.