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.
April Baergen, MSW, RSW - Counsellor
April has a Master’s of Social Work degree and is a registered member of the SASW. She has spent the past twelve years working with children, youth, and families who have significant mental health diagnoses and resulting behavioral challenges and those who have experienced complex, and sometimes inter-generational, trauma.
April primarily uses play-based interventions, CBT, and REBT in her clinical work. She understands that clients need to be truly heard and accepted regardless of circumstance and offers genuine caring, empathy, and respectful curiosity to help clients on the journey of self-inquiry.
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.
Brennan Lane - Counsellor
Brennan is a registered social worker and counselor with over six years providing counseling and life skills coaching to teenagers and adults. His areas of interest are working with trauma survivors and persons with disabilities, particularly persons with vision loss. As a person with a vision impairment, Brennan brings first-hand experience developing and implementing accommodations for vision loss, and he has worked directly with children, adults, and their families regarding how to manage vision loss. He has over four years providing trauma-informed counseling to individuals who have experienced sexual assault and domestic violence. His background and training include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness practice, strengths-based approaches, and music therapy. In his spare time, Brennan plays the drums in a blues-rock band and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.