About us

We believe in a team approach to the services we provide. Dr. Alan McAllister provides psychological services.  Cordelia Garza Rabatte and Rhea Shahe are neurotherapists working in the Peterborough office under his supervision.  Ilda Furtado is a social worker who provides counselling to individual, couples, and families.  Brianna Robinson is a psychotherapist with an MA in Counselling Psychology and works in the Peterborough office under the supervision of Dr. McAllister.  Rachel Bennett is completing her MA in Counselling Psychology and is working as a neurotherapist in the Bancroft office under the supervision of Dr. McAllister.

Alan McAllister, PhD, CPsych.

Alan has worked in the field of psychological services for over 40 years and was registered as a psychologist in Ontario in 1994. He began meditating as a university student and went on to earn doctoral degrees in philosophy (University of Toronto, 1975) and psychology (York University, 1993). More than twenty years ago he began working with biofeedback and neurofeedback with the intent of healing the mind and optimizing functioning using these technologies. He has worked in schools and in clinical settings with individuals of all ages. He is the author of The Attentive Mind Workbook: Self-healing through Meditation, which is a workbook on meditation based on contemporary psychological theory and research, and he gives workshops on meditation and neuroshaping in Ontario and Quebec.

You can view a short video (recorded in 2015) in which Alan introduces himself and his practice.


Ilda Furtado, BA, MHSC, BSW- Registered Social Worker

llda has over 40 years working in community work, advocacy, and counselling.  Much of her work over the last 20 years has been in counselling and finding employment for individuals with disabilities.  Her present interests include individual, couple, and family counselling.


Brianna Robinson, BSc, MA, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Brianna majored in psychology and biology at Trent University. Her undergraduate thesis focused on emotional intelligence in at-risk populations. She completed the Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She will meet you with warmth, non-judgment, and deep respect for diversity and culture as you work through: people-pleasing, stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, self-esteem, boundary setting, relationship issues, addiction, and trauma. Currently, Brianna uses various approaches, finding the best one that suits you, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, cognitive processing therapy, self-compassion therapy, and metacognitive therapy. 


Cordelia majored in biology and psychology at Trent University.  She is a Board Certified Neurotherapist through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).  She is proficient in carrying out brain mapping (qEEG) procedures and training clients using biofeedback and neurofeedback.  Her primary interests are in the relationship of brain and behaviour and using neuroshaping methods in work with children. 





Rhea Shahe, BA– Neurotherapist 

Rhea majored in psychology at Trent University.   Her undergraduate thesis focused on how perceptions of sexual assault survivors are affected by the victim’s race and sexual orientation.  Rhea has participated in research on treatment for depression.  These experiences have cultivated her interest in critical race theory and its application to psychological services and psychotherapy. She is passionate about confronting systemic privilege and disadvantage in order to provide culturally competent psychological and community resources. In addition to providing neurofeedback and biofeedback services at our office in Peterborough, Rhea is the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour) Liaison for the Trent Center for Women and Trans People where she works to organize and implement community resources for Peterborough’s BIPOC population.


Rachel Bennett, BA– Neurotherapist

Rachel is in her final year of a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Athabasca University and is working on a thesis on adult development.  As well as working in our office in Bancroft doing training in biofeedback and neurofeedback, she is doing her practicum placement with a rural mental health and addictions program in Eganville, Ontario. Rachel obtained her BA in Anthropology and a diploma in Social Service Work.  She spent five years living and working in Spain, England, Vietnam, and Laos.  Most recently, she worked as course director and mentor in a program for at-risk youth.