About Cathy


I have been working with people all my life, as a teacher, counselor, and administrator. My master’s degree is in Vocational Guidance with a Specialty in Learning Disabilities. For many years I worked with adults with learning disabilities who were unable to get or keep jobs. Much of the work I did involved counselling. I have taught in the teacher guidance specialist program at the University of Toronto.

My doctoral degree is in Human Development and Applied Psychology.In my work as a psyhcoeducational therapist with individulas who have dyslexia, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or autism spectrum disorder I have often found myself working with people who had issues beyond the key presenting symptoms; issues such as childhood abuse, family alcoholism, family dysfunction, depression, and anxiety. That led me to look for a more effective way to help people through these life challenges, and to TIR. TIR is a fast, effective way of truly helping people to find their own solutions. I love it, because it allows me to get out of the way as a therapist, and let clients truly find their own way, often in ways that I could not possibly have imagined. I would be happy to have you as a client and take the walk with you.

Cathy Dodge Smith, Ed. D.

  • Certified member of OACCPP
  • Certified TIR Facilitator


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