Simon Peter K Smith, MA, C. Psych.
A Guelph, Ontario native, Simon holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto. He later traveled to Europe to complete a Master of Arts degree in Clinical and Health Psychology and a doctoral-level research diploma in Experimental Clinical Psychology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. His research and practice in Spain focused on the application of cognitive therapy in the psychosocial rehabilitation of patients experiencing persistent and distressing psychotic disorders.
Returning to Canada in 2012, Simon took a position as the Lead Clinician for Mental Health at the Etobicoke Medical Centre Family Health Team. He has slowly grown his private practice work over the last decade, and recognizing a growing mental health crisis amongst men, has evolved his practice into Cogent, providing psychological services for men. His role includes direct service provision as well as the training and supervision of other mental health professionals.
Simon is registered in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Ontario Psychological Association, the Colegio Oficial de Psicologos de Madrid, the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance, the International Positive Psychology Association and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
Bryan Muscat, BA (Hons), RP (Q)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Bryan is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and completing his Masters in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. He graduated with distinction, obtaining an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph. Bryan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his therapy practice. Professionally, he has over 20 years of management experience with key leadership roles in the food industry where he derived most satisfaction from working with people in coaching and encouraging their personal development. Personally, he has experienced firsthand the importance of quality mental health for men during his own life transitions and challenges. He has navigated mental health resources for his sons while working on his own personal development and self awareness through the therapeutic process.
Bryan is dedicated to establishing a therapeutic environment characterized by authenticity and non-judgmental care for his clients. Drawing from his personal experiences and insights, he aims to provide a compassionate space for individuals to explore their thoughts and emotions, ultimately fostering greater self-awareness. His genuine interest in understanding each person's unique perspective underscores his commitment to building a trusting and collaborative atmosphere.
Bryan is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. He is also a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.