The counselling team at CFS Saskatoon is experienced, compassionate, and welcoming. They are ready to help you live a life of confidence and happiness and are able to equip you with the tools needed to overcome life’s challenges.
Fred Farthing - Counsellor
Fred provides counseling services at CFS with individuals, couples, and families. He holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology with a focus on Counselling and has experience in teaching and counseling in alternate education programs. He is licensed with Saskatchewan College of Psychologists and registered with the Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists. He has 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren and loves spending his free time with his loved ones.
Sandra Naccarato, MISW, RSW - Counsellor
Sandra has worked at CFS since 2017, she currently works as a Walk-in counselor 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.
Kaitlyn Dueck, MSW, RSW - Counsellor
Kaitlyn is ecstatic to be a part of the team of counselors here at CFS Saskatoon. Equipped with a Master of Social Work degree, she is committed to using anti-oppressive and relational approaches in counseling. 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.
Corey Norton, MA MFT, CAMFT - Counsellor
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 counseling 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.
Michelle Thibault, M.Ed., C.C.C. - Counsellor
Michelle Thibault has a Masters of Counselling from the University of Athabasca and is a Certified Canadian Counsellor Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association with over 9 years of counselling experience working with teens and adults in individual, family, and couples counselling. Creating an open and authentic meeting, a safe place is created where clients are able to explore their needs, wishes, and desires, and determine healthy ways of fulfilling them. Michelle uses Solution Focused, Choice Theory, Mindfulness, and Trauma-Informed counselling to inform her work with clients. Additionally, Michelle completed EMDR training and uses this effective modality to help clients overcome trauma.
Abdikarim Osman (Abdi) - Counsellor
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.