Sandra has worked at CFS since 2017, she currently works as a Walk-in counsellor at four locations in Saskatoon and surrounding areas. Sandra counsels individuals, couples, children, and families. She is a registered social worker, she graduated with her Masters of Indigenous Social Work degree in 2017. Sandra believes that sometimes life gets challenging and at times people cannot see their own strengths and resilience. Together with clients, Sandra uses a strength-based approach, taking the whole person into consideration while restoring balance.
Zach holds a master’s degree in Counselling and is a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the CCPA. He believes that the most important tool of any mental health worker is the ability to develop and maintain relationships with clients founded on the values of safety and trust. For him, this alliance is most effectively established through the use of collaborative, trauma-informed therapy. With over 10 years of experience working at summer camps and local non-profit organizations, Zach has developed a passion for supporting children, teens, and young adults as they navigate the often-tumultuous journeys of adolescence and emerging adulthood.
In his free time, Zach enjoys writing music, fishing, yard work, and playing with his kids. He considers himself a donut connoisseur and is an avid fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Corey holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is an Associate Member of the CAMFT. She has worked with children and youth in various capacities for over ten years and enjoys the creativity they bring to the counselling space. Corey uses a Narrative Therapy foundation integrated with additional modalities, including play-based interventions, to provide personalized services to each client.
She enjoys working collaboratively in considering the unique systems and identities each person moves within. In her time outside the office, Corey enjoys being in nature, exploring new restaurants/coffee shops, and going to the movies.
Abdikarim Osman (Abdi) is passionate about mental health. Abdi holds a master’s degree in counselling psychology. He believes that with the necessary support & resources, every human being has the potential to become the best version of themselves.
Abdi likes to work with clients from the client-centered approach with the understanding that every client is unique in their strengths & challenges. Abdi has experience working with families, couples, children, adolescents & youth. Abdi enjoys empowering clients to utilize their strengths in addressing their challenges. Abdi uses integrative & holistic counseling approaches while working with clients. Among other modalities, Abdi likes to use solution-focused therapy(SFT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Abdi is also a father of two lovely sons. He enjoys reading fiction & poetry and playing soccer. In his free time, Abdi likes spending time with his wife and children.
Joy holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and is committed to continued growth and learning personally and professionally.
After 15 years of working with children and teen parents, Joy entered the counselling profession. Since then, she has learned a great deal about the impacts of poverty, racism and inequality on mental health. As such, she believes strongly in social justice and does not shy away from discussing these topics when relevant to a person’s experience.
Joy employs a client-centred approach to counselling, as she understands that individual’s are the expert in their own experience and healing. Using deep listening, empathy and unconditional acceptance, Joy supports people in finding solutions and identifying strengths.
Jenny has a Masters Degree in Counselling. She genuinely likes people, hearing their stories, sharing in their struggles, helping them find solutions, and encouraging their resiliency and strength. She has been working with families, couples, children, youth and young adults for over 20 years. She respects the unique aspects of each developmental stage and season of life. Jenny works creatively to support her clients in understanding their inner world and emotions; this includes developing practical skills like mindfulness and relationship building. Assisting those experiencing grief is an area close to Jenny’s heart. She recognizes every individual experiences and expresses grief in their own way, which can be shaped by their culture, beliefs and their relationship to the loss.
Meagan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and is a Registered Social Worker. She was born and raised on Treaty 6 Territory and has lived in both rural and urban settings. She is passionate about helping others learn to live and thrive with mental illness. Meagan does this by listening, supporting, and validating individuals as they navigate their feelings. She believes that individuals are the experts of their own stories and that by meeting them where they are at she can foster strong connections and promote healing through those connections.
Meagan works from a client-centered, strength-based, and trauma-informed approach. She believes that her greatest asset as a counsellor is her lived experience in areas relating to mental illness, as well as her lived experience as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Meagan worked with folks from the 2SLGBTQ+ community in various capacities for 3 years before joining us at CFS, and she is proud to offer a safe and affirming space to folks here at CFS.
Outside of work Meagan enjoys spending time with her partner and her two cats. In her free time she likes to paint and spend time with friends.
Kaitlyn is ecstatic to be a part of the team of counsellors here at CFS Saskatoon. Equipped with a Master of Social Work degree, she is committed to using anti-oppressive and relational approaches in counselling. She has a particular passion for using play-based techniques to support children, youth, and families as they navigate the ebbs and flows of life. When Kaitlyn’s not in the office, she can almost always be found outside. She loves to spend time backcountry camping in the summer, and cross-country skiing in the winter.
Tammy has over 25 years in Office Administration experience, which helps her navigate the complexities of intake. Her passion for helping people and her appreciation for the need for Mental Health Support make her a valuable part of our team. She has lived in Saskatoon for 27 years, enjoys tourism and is an avid dog lover.
Adeola has a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is an Associate member of the CAMFT and a professional member of CCPA. As a trained psychotherapist, and gender relations professional Adeola brings together her years of training and expertise to focus on fostering her clients’ wellbeing. She enjoys and values the opportunity to walk alongside clients going through difficult experiences, using a strengths-based and person-centered approach to help in promoting their mental health and the health of their interpersonal relationships. Adeola is passionate about her role as a therapist/counsellor and values the opportunity to work with couples and families to enhance peaceable, respectful, and loving relationships within the family structure.
When she is not working, Adeola enjoys walks, bike rides, and spending time with her family.