Andrew Alkenbrack MA, Registered Psychotherapist
Andrew Alkenbrack MA,
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Reg. No.001878) Member – Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Member – Canadian Association of Anger Solutions Professionals (Certified Trainer)
Andrew has an undergraduate degree from York University and a Master of Arts in Counselling from Yorkville University. He has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years in both private practice and in a hospital setting.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is Andrew’s preferred modality of therapy. CBT is often identified as one of the most effective forms of therapy for dealing with mood and anxiety problems. As a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Andrew can also utilize a First Nation’s
perspective on mental and overall health, with a focus on balance in various aspects of one’s life. Andrew has also received training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Andrew has extensive experience working with children, adults, and couples experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, or relationship conflict. Short- or long-term therapy and counseling is available.
Michael Whiteman MA, Registered Psychotherapist
Michael Whiteman MA,
Over the past 30 years, Michael has been assisting others through behavioural interventions, counselling, and psychotherapy tailored to individual, couple and family needs. He has experience as a clinician in hospital, community, private, and various school settings. He is passionate about helping others to better understand, control, and improve their personal mental health and interpersonal relations.
Michael is a member with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and has completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, along with a Graduate
Certificate in Psychological Assessments. A lifelong learner, Michael is well versed in Adlerian, Cognitive Behavioural, Narrative, Acceptance & Commitment, and Brainspotting therapeutic modalities.
In addition to his clinical work, Mike love’s spending time with his best friend and partner, his three sons, and the many other friends and family who share his love of life, soccer, billiards, curling, and practically every other game or sport one can play. He also enjoys coaching and volunteering when he can find the time or opportunity.
Gerrilynne Hoskin, Neurofeedback Technician
Gerrilynne was born and raised in Belleville with a large maternal family in the Ottawa Valley area. She owned and operated her own successful business in Event Management and Design for many years. Gerrilynne’s entrepreneurial experience led to consulting with Evolve Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback for their business start up.
Gerrilynne puts her energy behind projects she can believe in. Prior to partnering with Evolve, Gerrilynne tried a course of Neurofeedback treatment to address focus, concentration and sleep issues that arose from a high stress event in her life.
She says that Neurofeedback combined with talk therapy helped her through a very tough period in her life.
Now, as a Neurofeedback technician at Evolve. Gerrilynne helps others by sharing her experience and answering questions.
Adam Rhymer, Intern
Adam is currently in the final stage of the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program through Yorkville University, completing his practicum under the clinical supervision of Andrew Alkenbrack.
The decision to embark on a career in professional counselling was driven by his desire to help people improve their emotional wellbeing and live a more fulfilling life. Adam currently holds student memberships with the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP) and the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT), while he continues to work toward fulfilling the registration requirements of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
Utilizing a collaborative approach, Adam’s aim is to help clients build on their strengths while making lasting changes that reduce their symptoms and improve their functioning. He utilizes a client-centered, culturally sensitive framework and Adam’s preferred therapeutic modality is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)—a structured psychotherapy with an extensive evidence base supporting its use for a wide range of clinical problems.
Adam’s clinical interests include issues associated with trauma, anxiety, phobias, depression, and stress and his goal is to specialize in treating trauma and anxiety.