Your Awesome Robbie Dean Centre Team

Working with existing agencies, our team 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.

Monique Yashinskie

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

Shienna Seguin

Shienna is a Social Service Worker and brings 15 years of experience in the field working with federal, provincial and nonprofit organizations focusing in the area of mental health. Her own life experiences, combined with education and training, allow her to relate to all walks of life.
Shienna is certified in suicide intervention, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, and Anti-oppressive Awareness training. As the Intake Worker, she will be able to assess your needs, connect you with community resources, and get you started on your path to accessing counselling services.

 You can reach her by emailing


Kelsey Severin

Kelsey is an Addictions Counsellor with over a decade of experience in walking alongside individuals who struggle with addiction, trauma, homelessness and mental illness. Most recently, she has become the centre’s Certified Anger Management Specialist, where 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 12 week Anger Management groups for the Robbie Dean Counselling Centre. You can reach her at


Yvonne Kendall

Yvonne has spent many years providing administrative support in team settings.  She also has a background of serving with community organizations that address needs that directly or indirectly contribute to improved mental health and wellness.  Drawing on all these life experiences, Yvonne is happy to provide confidential assistance to callers and connect them to the services they require. You can reach her by emailing or by calling the centre.



Lynn Murphy

Lynn brings to the team years of experience working with men and women who have experienced personal trauma. She uses positives psychology and solution-focused approach to provide individuals with the tools needed to redefine themselves and overcome the long-term effects of sexual trauma.

Jessica Videto

Jessica is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) currently enrolled as a graduate student at Yorkville University in the Master of Arts and Counselling Psychology Program. She has also completed specialized training in DBT and ACT, and has pursued studies in body-orientated trauma counselling strategies.

She will work to see the world from your unique and individual point of view and help you make a meaningful change and heal from past experiences. She works from a collaborative standpoint with her clients to achieve their desired goals, and to build upon their natural strengths to live a value congruent and fulfilling life.

 You can reach her at

Julie Wren

Julie is a facilitator of the grief group program. She has been actively involved with the Robbie Dean Center since 2013 as a group facilitator with PLEO. After the loss of her son in 2018, Julie realized there was no grief group support in Renfrew County. Believing that no one should ever feel alone on their grief journey, she strived to bring a group to our area. In June of 2019 she completed the “Walking Through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss” certificate. Since then she has been facilitating grief groups at the center. Julie feels passionately that we are stronger in numbers, and that no one should ever walk alone on their journey. Julie shares her time between her home in Renfrew County and her off-grid home in Quebec. She finds peace and healing when surrounded by nature.