OUR TEAM

We are a team of diverse mental health practitioners
committed to walking with you toward health and wellness.

Please be advised that practitioners at Redbird Therapy Centre are independent contractors and not employees

Barbara Brown

RP, BSc Hon, MTS
(Clinical Member OSRP)

Clinical Director & Supervisor,
Registered Psychotherapist
Redbird Therapy Centre

Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, occasional Friday afternoons

Fee: $200
(sliding scale of $160-$200)

With over 30 years in mental health and addiction services, I bring a strong mix of approaches to help you find your way forward. Integrating CBT, mindfulness, coaching, insight and body-based therapies, together we will build pathways forward that work for you. Our therapeutic work can help you climb out of whatever difficult emotional spot you’re in, and help you build the life you’ve been dreaming of.

Areas of specialization include: anxiety, depression and bipolar disorders, relationship challenges, addictions, esteem, trauma, creativity, career directions, sexual and gender identity, sexuality, and spirituality. I work with individuals, couples, poly relationships, and families.

I believe there’s a resilient spirit in each person, moving us towards peace, wholeness, and contentment. Our work together can help you hear that within yourself and build courage to act on your dreams from your most authentic self.

Nic Cadman

BA, MEd Counselling Psychology
(Clinical Member, OSRP)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying),
Associate

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Fee: $150
(sliding scale of $110-$150)

Through a strong empathic connection, we will work to help you reach your life goals. My hope is that our therapeutic process will give you tangible skills and result in concrete improvements in your life. I believe you know what is most important to you and working together, you will build a path that is right for you.

Areas of specialization: I practice from an eclectic approach that blends techniques from CBT, ACT, and Narrative therapies. My areas of specialty are anxiety and depression, self-esteem, trauma, and relationship challenges.

I received my training at University of Toronto Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy program. Prior to my Masters, I worked at Toronto Distress Centres providing emotional support to people reaching out during times of crisis and uncertainty. Prior to this training, I worked at Toronto Distress Centres providing emotional support to people reaching out during times of crisis and uncertainty.

I’ve learned over the years that people are the best judges of the support they need and what the barriers are in their way. I’m here for you. Our time together will be to work toward achieving the life you want to be living.

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Myroslava Tyzkyj

RP(Q), BA, RVT, OPC Diploma Psych
(CAPT Member)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying),
Associate

Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Fee: $150
(sliding scale of $110-$150)

Do you find yourself facing the same challenges time and time again? There comes a time when our tried and true ways of coping are no longer helpful. Whether you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, recent or childhood trauma, life transitions, grief and loss, self-esteem or personal identity issues I will work with you to develop new ways of coping that are relevant to the person you want to be today. I aim to provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your true self. I focus on supporting the whole person; mind, body and spirit in uncovering the unconscious thoughts, beliefs and feelings that drive one’s behaviour in the present.

Areas of specialization include: 2SLGBTQ issues, gender identity, trauma, depression, anxiety, pet loss, anger issues, self-esteem, relationship issues and social women’s issues.

I use an empathic and compassionate approach, using an anti-oppression, intersectional feminist lens to help guide you to the roots of emotional suffering. Together we will work to create a life for you that is authentic and fulfilling.

Syra Porter

BA Hon, MA, MScOT, MEd Counselling Psychotherapy Candidate

Therapist-In-Training,
Supervised by Barbara Brown, 

Availability: Wednesday, Friday

Fee: Sliding scale: $60-100

Life’s struggles and stressors can be difficult to navigate. You may find yourself feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stuck in unhelpful patterns that keep repeating throughout your life. My aim for you is to feel fully understood and safe to explore new ways of being. We will walk side-by-side towards realizing your goals and uncovering your true self.

Areas of Specialization: I draw from a mix of approaches that integrates relational, CBT, ACT, EFT, and mindfulness. My areas of specialty are anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, bipolar, addictions, LGBTQ+ and relationship issues.

I am completing my Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Toronto. I previously worked for seven years in hospital and community based mental health and addiction services.

I believe in people’s natural capacity for growth and deeply honour the courage and strength it takes to seek help. Together we will discover what strategies and skills work for you so you can live a more fulfilling life. I look forward to connecting with you.

Initial consultation: Book online with Barbara

Liz Bostwick

BA Hon, MEd Counselling Psychotherapy Candidate

Therapist-In-Training,
Supervised by Barbara Brown, RP

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday

Fee: Sliding scale: $60-100

I have a deep belief in the uniqueness of every person and believe that my job as a therapist is to meet you where you are at with curiosity and respect. Our work together will invite you to open the door to a better understanding of yourself, and help you gain new skills to make space for the joy and meaning in your life once again, or for the very first time.

Areas of specialization: I practice from an integrated approach, connecting mindfulness, somatic, narrative and emotion-focused therapies. My areas of specialty are trauma, anxiety, depression, gender, relationship issues, and difficulties with self-esteem and body image.

I am completing my Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Toronto, and have 5 years of experience supporting women and gender-diverse individuals who have experienced trauma. Trauma-informed, anti-oppressive work has always been the work that resonates with me deeply. 

My hope for our work together is to provide you with an empathetic, non-judgmental environment where you feel safe and supported on your journey towards healing and discovering your most authentic self.

Initial consultation: Book online with Barbara

Ann Rogerson

BKin Hon, MEd Counselling Psychotherapy Candidate

Therapist-In-Training,
Supervised by Barbara Brown, RP

Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Fee: Sliding scale: $60-100

I approach therapy with the belief that all individuals are capable of growth and can create long-lasting positive change. Understanding that individuals come from different backgrounds, I believe that you are the expert in your life and that you know what you need to bring about your desired outcomes. With over five years of experience in the mental health field, I have seen firsthand how individuals can transform their lives with appropriate care and support.

Areas of specialization: Our work will pull from various modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, narrative therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, and emotion-focused therapy. My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship concerns, phobias, and trauma work. 

I am completing my Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Toronto. My experience in the field ranges from out-patient hospital settings (CAMH) to crisis work and community-based programs. I am also passionate about reducing the stigma surrounding mental health by providing psychoeducation and using appropriate humor to normalize and raise awareness of mental health experiences, you can find this content on Instagram by searching @mentalhealthwellness.

In sessions, you can expect my presence to be energetic, empathetic, and validating as we work together to navigate a path forward. Ultimately my goal is to help you develop skills and tools that are meaningful to you, and that move you towards your therapeutic goals.

Initial consultation: Book online with Barbara