Providing Neuropsychological and Psychological Assessme‚Äčnts

Across The Lifespan

About Dr. Kathy Smolewska, C.Psych.

Dr. Kathy Smolewska, C.Psych. is a registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in the areas of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology. She provides a range of psychological, psycho-educational and  neuropsychological assessment services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in Ontario. She obtained her master‚Äôs and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at the University of Waterloo, as well as more focused training in neuropsychology through practica at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She completed a Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)-accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Hamilton Health Sciences. She completed her Supervised Practice at Hamilton Health Sciences, working in the Acquired Brain Injury Program, Integrated Stroke Program, and Pediatric Neuropsychology Service. 

Prior to starting her private practice, Dr. Smolewska held a position as a Neuropsychologist in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) where she was involved in assessment, treatment, and supervision. She was also involved in clinical supervision and consultation in the Neonatal Follow-Up Program at McMaster Children's Hospital, and provided supervision within the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program in the past.  In addition, she was the Director of Training of the Neuropsychology Pre-doctoral Residency training program at HHS. 

Dr. Smolewska currently holds a part-time Assistant Professor (Adjunct) position in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University.  She is also a part-time Clinical Adjunct Faculty member with the Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment at the University of Waterloo.

Client Populations Seen: Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Older Adults. Offering both in-person and virtual appointments.

About  Di-Anne Martin, MSW, RSW

Di-Anne Martin is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OASWSSW) and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). She holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Renison University College as well as a Master of Social Work degree, with honours, from Wilfrid Laurier University. 

Di-Anne describes herself as a natural born helper and someone who is passionate about supporting and empowering others. Prior to starting her career in social work, she devoted her time to being a full-time foster parent and adoptive parent to five children with special needs. She brings forth a wealth of experience providing collaborative, strength-based and client-focused care to individuals, groups, couples, and families who are struggling with various issues impacting their social, emotional, and mental well-being. 

Although Di-Anne's specialty is supporting neurodiverse individuals and those struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and self-harm, she also provides support with parenting and relationship issues, eating disorders, self-esteem, conflict resolution and gender affirming care. She has an eclectic, evidence-based and trauma-informed approach to treatment, utilizing a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and more. 

Di-Anne believes we are all experts of our own lives and that each of us has the ability within to overcome our challenges. She is passionate about helping empower people to recognize their internal strengths and to build the courage and confidence needed to overcome their challenges. Di-Anne is committed to creating a space where people feel safe to be their authentic self and will provide support and encouragement throughout their therapeutic journey. 

Client Populations Seen: Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families. Offering both in-person and virtual appointments.

About Terry Smith, MA, RSW

Terry Smith is a Registered Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from York University in Toronto. He is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OASWSSW) and has over 30 years of experience. Terry has extensive experience helping couples, individuals and families resolve troubling circumstances. He has worked with people struggling with depression, anxiety, infidelity, parent- teen conflicts, assault and abuse, separation and divorce, trauma, post-traumatic stress, self-esteem issues, and has done crisis counselling helping individuals with work related stress and violence. Terry has experience with Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Client Centred Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 

Terry is committed to empowering people to overcome difficult situations that they need help with. It is in Terry's experience that people often just need the right direction and support to get past their current challenges which is what counselling can give them. Terry has empathy and respect for what people go through, as Terry has overcome some very serious personal challenges in his 20's. Terry has watched people become who they want to become by taking responsibility for their current situation and doing something about it. Terry believes in people and what they can do once they have a sense of empowerment over their current situation. 

Client Populations Seen: Adults and Older Adults. Offering virtual appointments.