We work as a team providing neuroshaping services. Dr. Alan McAllister provides psychological services and supervises the provision of biofeedback and neurofeedback by the team. Brianna Robinson is a registered psychotherapist with an MA in Counselling Psychology. In addition to providing psychotherapy, she provides biofeedback and neurofeedback. Rhea Shahe and Brooklyn Ingram are neurotherapists providing biofeedback and neurofeedback under Dr. McAllister’s supervision.
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. His academic preparation included a doctoral degree in philosophy (University of Toronto, 1975), a diploma in assessment and counselling from the Institute of Child Studies (1980), and a Ph.D. in psychology (York University, 1993). He has a long-standing interest in meditation and other approaches to neuroshaping. He started meditating while an undergraduate student at Stanford University and, more than twenty-four 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, primary healthcare teams, and 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. His focus is on integrating psychotherapy, meditation, neurofeedback, and other neuroshaping techniques.
Brianna Robinson, BSc, MA, Registered Psychotherapist
Brianna majored in psychology and biology at Trent University and she completed the Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She began working with Dr. McAllister while a practicum student. After completing her registration, she is autonomous in delivering psychotherapy services. She works under the supervision of Dr. McAllister doing biofeedback and neurofeedback. She is now in the process of completing her neurofeedback certification with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.
Ilda Furtado, BA, MHSC, BSW- Registered Social Worker
llda has over 40 years working in community work, advocacy, and counselling. Over the last 10 years of experience she has focused on counselling individuals, couples, and families assisting them with relationship conflicts, depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief.
In her counselling, she uses cognitive behavioural and solution-focused approaches to help clients develop effective thinking and coping strategies to address their daily challenges. She works with families developing effective functioning through improved communication to ensure family needs are addressed in a proactive and preventative manner. In couples work, she uses a Gottman approach to help build effective communication and deepened connections.
From 2004 to 2020, she oversaw direct service provision through the Ontario Disability Support Program assisting individuals with barriers to unemployment return and/or enter the paid labour force or start their own businesses.
Rhea Shahe, BA– Senior Neurotherapist
Rhea majored in psychology at Trent University and has worked with Dr. McAllister for the past three years providing biofeedback and neurofeedback. She is co-author with Dr. McAllister of a neurofeedback protocol manual and is working towards certification with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.
When not working in our practice, 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.
Brooklyn Ingram, BSc– Neurotherapist
Brooklyn majored in Psychology & Neuroscience at Wilfrid Laurier University. In her final year, she completed a capstone project aimed at understanding the experiences of those with developmental disabilities in a counselling program at Family Service Ontario. Brooklyn is also a research assistant for a lab at Laurier which studies identity, motivation, subjective time, political polarization, and more, and she is currently on the research team for several upcoming papers. In her spare time, Brooklyn loves to utilize her passion for mental health and well-being by volunteering as a Crisis Textline Responder for Kids Help Phone. She hopes to continue expanding her skills and experiences to learn new ways to help others with the goal of becoming a registered psychotherapist.