Due to the COVID19 outbreak, we are resuming our services by telephone, email, text and on-line.  We are completing intakes for new clients by telephone.  If you wish to speak to someone at the Robbie Dean Centre please leave a message at 613-629-4243 or email info@rdfcc.ca and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.  If you are in crisis, please contact  the 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-866-996-0991

Loss & Grief Support Program

Going through a loss can have a devastating impact on a person.  A loss can be anything from a loved one, to a job, a relationship, independence, health and even a pet.   Grief is real and unavoidable.   We all grieve after a loss but sometimes we need help as we move forward towards acceptance.  The grief and loss program is designed to help you as you go through this journey and give you the tools needed to work towards accepting this “new normal”.

Parent Support Peer Groups

This group is delivered in partnership with Parents Lifeline of Eastern Ontario.  This group provides a safe, confidential and trusted place for parents who are raising youth with mental health struggles to meet.  There is such value in spending time with others who are living similar experiences.  This group is held the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30.  No registration required.

Community Training and Presentations

Working with various employers, groups and communities, our team has provided opportunities to educate on various mental health related topics such as suicide prevention, self-care and explaining what can be expected at the Robbie Dean Centre.  It is our pleasure to share our knowledge and to help make places where people work, live and play safe and stigma free.

Walk-in Clinic

The Walk-in Clinic is the intake process to services in Pembroke.  This is the first step to be taken to access our programs.  An intake is completed to gather the information needed to figure out where you are at, what is happening and how can we help you.  We will also complete a risk assessment if needed.  Once the intake has been done, we will come up with a plan of action and together we will work towards helping you get to where you need to be.

Short term counselling program

This program is designed to empower you by helping you set realistic goals and providing you with the tools needed to achieve these goals.   The Counsellor with work with you by using your experiences, strengths and abilities to identify your personal goals.  By using a combination of various clinical approaches, the Counsellor will help you design and implement a plan to work towards achieving these goals through guidance, support and encouragement.

(Research, Educate, Assist, Connect and Hope)

When someone is struggling with their mental health, it often has impact on other areas of their lives.  This program is designed to help you find and connect with other resources that may be required to support you in implementing your plan towards becoming well.


The Robbie Dean Centre 

Working with existing agencies, the Centre has developed and implemented all of its programs and services to meet the needs of the communities by working towards closing some of the system gaps. In order to understand why The Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre was created, it is important to take a minute to look at three things: The physical and mental health of Renfrew County, the story of a Renfrew County youth (Robbie Dean) and an organization who wants to make Renfrew County a better and healthier place to live.