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Simon Peter K Smith, C. Psych. Assoc.

President and Clinical Director

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 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.

Scott Lewis, RP(Q)


Scott joined Cogent as an associate in November 2022. He is a graduate of the Master of Arts program in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care at Wilfred Laurier University and is currently qualifying with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

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