Dr. Olga Smoliak

Dr. Olga Smoliak

Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Smoliak provides counselling and psychotherapy to individual adults, couples, and families. What distinguishes her as a professional is a blend of training and experience in relational dynamics and individual mental health difficulties. As a researcher and clinician, she offers up-to-date knowledge of individual and couples distress using empirically supported and effective interventions. She primarily uses emotionally-focused therapy in her work with couples and draws on a range of approaches in working with individuals.

Dr. Smoliak received her Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary and is currently an Associate Professor of Couple and Family Therapy at the University of Guelph. In addition to being registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, Dr. Smoliak is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (and Approved Supervisor), as well as a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Dr. Smoliak co-edited two books and authored more than 50 journal articles on the topic of psychotherapy and counselling, including the Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Canada. In addition to her scholarly and educational contributions to the field, she brings 17+ years of professional experience in psychotherapy.