About Monarch Mental Health
Monarch Mental Health is a project that started in January 2019 with support from the Community Initiatives Fund. Through Monarch, we provide clinical counselling to gender and sexually diverse children, youth and adults, as well as their families and loved ones.
People currently seeking support or services are encouraged to reach out to our Counsellors through phone, text, or email. They will contact you as soon as possible to set up a time to phone or video chat with you. Whether you are seeking a check-in during these uncertain times, or hoping to begin longer term counselling, Monarch Mental Health could be for you.
Depending on case load and availability, our Counsellors will try their best to offer you the support you need.
For individuals who are unable to talk on the phone, or video, due to lack of privacy, our Counsellors may also provide text support.
Reach out, and let us know how we can support you right now.
Our Counselling Office
Thanks to the support of the Regina Sexual Assault Centre, Monarch Mental Health can provide counselling in-person (when restrictions allow). If you need financial support to physically access this office, please talk to our counsellors.
Monarch Mental Health
c/o Regina Sexual Assault Centre
1830 MacKay Street
Meet our Counsellors
Riki Yandt, MSW, RSW
they/them & she/her
Riki is a Registered Social Worker with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW). Riki completed their MSW from Ryerson University in Toronto and has a BSW from the University of Regina. Riki has nearly a decade of professional and community-based experience that involves working with folks of diverse ages and abilities who are navigating anxiety, ADD/ADHD, depression, trauma, and complex family dynamics. They actively work toward a practice that is client-centered, trauma-informed, intersectional and anti-oppressive. As a non-binary queer person, Riki’s work also specializes in LGBTQ+ identities and expressions, disabilities and diverse and non-normative relationships. Raised in Saskatchewan, Riki has been engaged in community life as a volunteer radio host of “Rainbow Radio” on CFCR, and also as a community organizer and musician. Riki is based in Saskatoon on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis and is available for remote counselling sessions.
Celeste Seiferling, BSW, RSW
Celeste is a queer, cis woman born and raised in Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 territory. She began her career in Vancouver, doing harm reduction work, specifically crisis counselling, detox support, and addiction therapy, during the opioid crisis. But, as they do, the prairies called her back, and she returned to Regina in 2018, where she has been doing outreach work for people experiencing homelessness, court support, detox counselling, and sexual health education and counselling. Her approach is non-judgemental, and open-minded, guided by intersectional feminism and decolonization, and filled with curiosity, humour, and empathy. Celeste believes that nature is magic, that rest is the revolution, that our bodies are integral in the healing of trauma, and that we need to call out systemic oppression loudly, and often. Celeste can be found teaching aerial arts, climbing trees with her step-kids, or having dance parties when she’s not at work.
Consider Making a Donation
The total cost of the Monarch Mental Health is approximately $60,000 per year. Unfortunately, our sponsors and funders only cover a portion of this. We rely on generous donations from our community to support this life-saving program. Please consider making a donation.
Funders & Sponsors
Community initiatives fund
A big thanks to the Community Initiatives Fund, of the Government of Saskatchewan, who has funded this program since 2019.
United Way of Regina
Through the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Response Fund, UR Pride received financial support through a partnership with OUTSaskatoon to be able to expand our mental health counselling programs province-wide during the COVID19 pandemic.