Your Awesome Robbie Dean Centre Team
Monique Yashinskie – Executive Director
Monique is Robbie Dean’s mother. With the help of her community, she created the Centre to ensure individuals and families would not have to struggle so hard to get mental health support for themselves and their loved ones.
She has brought together a team of professional volunteers and staff committed to helping those who courageously take that first step in their journey to mental well-being. Together they have created a safe and trusted place for everyone to feel listened to, cared for and empowered.
Lived experience, compassion and integrity combined with a need to help others guide her every step. With the help of her community, she creates and builds partnerships that enhance current mental health services in Renfrew County with a goal of ensuring everyone has access to the support they so deserve.
In her own words: “I have made a decision to take this pain and turn into something that will fuel change. I have surrounded myself with people that have the ability to carry out a vision of a healthier Renfrew County where no one has to struggle alone” To connect with Monique please email email@example.com
Cassandra Carter – Counsellor
Cassandra uses an integrative approach, believing that therapy should be tailored to each individual’s needs. She views feelings, thoughts, and behaviours as interconnected influencing daily functioning. Her common approaches to therapy include Solution-focused, Cognitive-Behavioural, Dialectical Behavioural, and Mindfulness-based.
Cassandra sees therapy as a collaborative process, ensuring that people are well-informed and able to have their say, with guidance. She strives to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere for all with a non-judgemental and empathetic stance.
Shienna Seguin – Intake Worker
You can reach her by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Yvonne Kendall – Office Administrator
Jamie Biggs – Counsellor
Jamie approaches her work with clients from a person-centered perspective, which means that the environment is personalized to the individual’s needs and goals. Jamie will use a variety of therapeutic methods to enhance your personal growth and self-awareness, including Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She has worked with individuals who have a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, grieving, relationship issues, body dysmorphia, emotion regulation, and trauma. She approaches her work through a culturally informed perspective, with the goal of creating a safe space for all clients.
Kelsey Severin – Counsellor
Kelsey is a Counsellor with over a decade of experience in walking alongside individuals who struggle with addiction, trauma, homelessness and mental illness. She coaches people on how to take a mindful approach to better understand their frustration, annoyances and anger and make positive changes in individuals personal, interpersonal and work related lives. Regardless of your current life circumstance, she will connect with you to ensure you feel heard while you learn and develop the skills needed to feel less “stuck” and live a happier, healthier tomorrow. With a combination of lived, educational and career experience, Kelsey has the ability to help you propel your life forward while you learn to reconnect with your authentic self.
Kelsey offers hope and stability to those in need through individual counselling and groups for the Robbie Dean Counselling Centre. You can reach her at email@example.com