The Wolf Spirit Family is comprised of both administrative personnel that keep things running smoothly and highly trained clinicians that create a safe and peaceful environment that allows the Mind, Body, & Spirit, connection to be at its best.
Each of our clinical staff has obtained a 60 credit masters degree and thousands of hours of training to ensure we provide the highest quality individualized care to our clients.
Our clinicians have diverse backgrounds in mental health bringing with them a plethora of education, experience, and resourceful information.
We strive to ensure you have the most positive experience from your first session to your graduation. We look forward to assisting you either in person in our office, through telehealth, or in the comfort of your own home.
Our extended family includes individuals we believe are experts in their field and while they do not work directly for Wolf Spirit Wellness they work as a wonderful addition to our clients journey toward mental wellness.
Congratulations on taking the first step toward a new beginning...
Nagi is the owner of Wolf Spirit Wellness and Counseling and has a bachelors degree in alternative medicine and has vast experience in holistic nutrition, shamanism, health and fitness. He has 20 years experience as a massage therapist in addition to his natural gift for energy work.
Jewelz has been in the medical field for40 years. Just out of high school she became a CNA and cared for her grandmother who had suffered a stroke. After her grandmother passed away she began working on the psychiatric unit in a long term care facility with Alzheimer's patients which she found challenging. She obtained an Associates degree in Nursing in 1993. As an RN she began her career in ICU but quickly determined she wanted to follow her passion for psychiatric nursing. After a car accident ensured she could no longer physically work as a nurse Jewelz decided she would pursue a second career. She obtained her Masters degree in Human Services with a certification in clinical counseling and a certification in forensic mental health counseling in addition to a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in human services from Post University. She is a lifetime member of Alpha Chi and Tau Upsilon Alpha Honor Societies. Jewelz meets the client where they are emotionally and academically and offers multiple alternative therapies such as Reiki, hypnosis, drumming, and meditation in addition to traditional mental health counseling. She specializes in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Cluster B Personality Disorders. She is EMDR trained and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Jewelz can be reached at extension 101
Diane Stockwell is our factotum who keeps things running smoothly and has faithfully volunteered here for many years. She handles accounts receivables, payables, payroll, human resources and insurance. She comes to Wolf Spirit with many years of experience in the administrative field.
Kay is our office manager. She keeps things running smoothly. Kay comes to us with an extensive attention to detail and a superior attitude. Kay is a Reiki Master and hypnotist.
She can be reached at extension 114.
Roseann is married and has two children. She was born and raised in Queens, NY. She went to Saint John’s University and received her associates degree. She worked in a major bank in New York City as an associate manager in the operations department for 10 years. In 1994, when her son was four years old, she and her family moved to Bethel, CT. She has worked as an assistant office manager in a mental health practice in Danbury, CT for 16 years, working closely with the therapists in the group before opening her own business in 2015. Roseann does billing and credentialing for multiple providers in the Connecticut area. She also assists the provider’s clients in understanding their insurance and assists them with any issues that may arise. Roseanne may be reached at extension 124
Donna has lived in Woodbury for 20+ years and is originally from Yorktown Hts, NY. She has two grown daughters, one in college and one recently graduated, and is starting graduate school herself for Marriage and Family Therapy at SCSU this Fall. Donna loves animals, and has been a dog mom to a Labrador retriever and Mini Daschund. She enjoys rollerblading, hiking with her husband Bill, and making energetic jewelry in her studio. Donna practices guided meditation for herself and is reiki attuned.
Vivian is one of our practice managers. She comes to Wolf Spirit with experience in the administrative field and a strong background in human resources and customer service. Vivian is happy to assist you with scheduling appointments and answering any questions you may have.
Vivian can be reached at extension 102
Kayli will be joining us soon
Kayli can be reached at extension 102
Caitlin Hughes is a passionate board-certified and licensed professional counselor currently serving families and individuals in Southeastern Connecticut. Caitlin graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Fairfield University Counselor Education Program in 2017 where she was the recipient of the Dean's Award of Excellence in Counselor Education. Since graduating, Caitlin has worked in residential, college and private practice settings and enjoys working with individuals and families of all ages. Caitlin utilizes evidence based techniques as well as the therapeutic relationship to help clients learn to navigate their emotions, relationships and environments with confidence and nonjudgmental awareness. Research interests include horticultural and nature based therapies, mind-body interventions for the treatment of trauma and other stress-related disorders, expressive arts therapy, veteran reintegration to civilian life and program design. Cait is a Reiki Master and EMDR trained.
Caitlin is a member in good standing of the American Counseling Association, Connecticut Counseling Association, Chi Sigma Iota and the National Board of Certified Counselors. Cait is not currently accepting new clients
Michael Faiella is a licensed professional counselor. Michael graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a masters in Mental Health Counseling. Michael has experience working with a diverse population from adolescence to adults. Michael has 6 years of experience working in therapeutic recreation. Michael believes in a person-centered approach while also being able to implement solution-focused interventions as well as cognitive behavioral therapy to help meet the needs of clients. Michael in his free time enjoys spending time with his family as well as playing with his dog, and baking. Michael is EMDR trained.
Michael can be reached at extension 116
Rachel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a master’s degree from Fordham University. Her 20+ years of clinical experiences have varied from the community, outpatient, inpatient and private practice levels. This has offered her the privilege to work with clients from all ages, gender, sexual orientation, identity, religions, and socioeconomic status. Rachel implements an eclectic approach to psychotherapy in order for clients to reach their chosen therapy goals. Trained in EMDR, Dialectical
Behavior Therapy and Trauma informed practices, she emphasizes the Holistic
approach to mental health. Rachel works with adults in individual and group settings, with a special focus in Trauma, Affective Disorders and Anxiety with adults in individual and group settings, with a special focus in Trauma, Affective Disorders and Anxiety. Rachel also has experience supervising clinical interns and students with SIFI certification.
Rachel can be reached at extension 108
Cheryl Galligan is a licensed therapist in the states of NY and Connecticut. Cheryl is also a NYS certified special education teacher and spent over 25 years working with children of all ages and diagnosis. In 2019 Cheryl graduated from Colorado Christian University with a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Within the classroom, Cheryl provided an open, trusting, non-judgmental environment for her students to grow and thrive both educationally and emotionally. Within the therapy space, she strives to provide the same environment and will meet you where you are in your journey. Through an eclectic-multimodal approach to whole body change which includes integrating the senses, social emotional learning, movement, music, creativity, spirituality, mindfulness, and education, Cheryl will help her clients move towards the achievement of optimum functioning in the personal and professional spheres of their life. Her goal for your time together is to help you find the tools and strategies you will need to become a stronger, courageous individual. Through commitment, education, and dedication, this balance can be achieved. Together with Cheryl, one can seek the path and begin to take the first courageous steps on your journey of restoration and peace.
Cheryl can be reached at extension 112
Lisa Marie Beaulieu is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate at Wolf Spirit Wellness and Counseling Center. She graduated from the University of Saint Joseph with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor’s in Communication / Minor in Sociology. Lisa takes a collaborative approach to help clients develop fresh alternatives to ineffective patterns, assist them with examining intergenerational transmissions of trauma, and maladaptive coping strategies. In addition to evidenced based practices; including EMDR and Hypnosis, she incorporates Shamanic healing techniques in sessions. Lisa assists youths, adults, couples & families, by holding space, providing tools, and supporting them on their journey to accomplishing their goals. Prior to joining Wolf Spirit Wellness and Counseling Center, Lisa worked in nonprofit management and owned her own business which gives her additional insight when working with clients who struggle with workplace stress and work/life balance. Lisa is also a Certified Assertiveness Coach and a Reiki Master. Her hobbies include exploring local ancient stone structures, connecting with nature, learning alternative healing techniques, meditation, crystal healing, Feng Shui, dream analysis, painting, and gardening. Lisa is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and a member of the Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapists.
Lisa can be reached at extension 103.
Bruno Zimmerman is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with a master’s degree from Fairfield University. Bruno has 5 years of experience in psychiatric settings at Yale New Haven Hospital where he gained a lot of experience with a diverse population and a variety of mental health diagnoses, as well as experience working at a mental health agency and university counseling center. Bruno specializes in working with young adults and works with all ages of adults. Bruno is especially passionate about working with individuals who identify as a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Bruno is comfortable working with a wide variety of issues and is especially well versed in working with issues including anxiety, relationship/interpersonal issues, and trauma. Bruno is EMDR trained.
Bruno can be reached at extension 119
Patricia is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She completed her Masters degree in Human Services and Counseling, with a concentration in mental health and clinical counseling, as well as a concentration in drug and alcohol counseling at Post University. Patricia has also completed the professional counseling certificate program. She has a B.S. in Human Services & Professional counseling also from Post University. Patricia volunteers with a local non-profit called Jane Doe No More and is on the Advisory Board and Co-Chair of the Advocacy committee.
Patricia is thrilled to be completing her practicum hours at Wolf Spirit Wellness and Counseling as she is also completing Yoga Teacher Training in order to incorporate a body-mind connection for healing. She also has training in meditation, health and wellness, and believes movement and mind-body awareness can help us tune into our emotions. Patricia looks forward to working with and learning from the professionals at Wolf Spirit in order to help support individuals on their personal journeys. Patty is EMDR trained.
Patty can be reached at extension 105
Kelley is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She has a Masters of Science – Counseling and Human Services degree at Post University with a Concentration in Drug and Alcohol Counseling. Kelley has a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Victim Services from the University of New Haven.Kelley has worked in the Human Services field for 11 years and has a background in working in various settings to include residential, group homes, and supportive housing (working mainly within the community). Kelley has worked with children and adolescents, families, and individuals and has experience in collaborating with several agencies such as The Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department of Social Services (DSS), and The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Within the past 5 ½ years, Kelley has worked closely with DMHAS clients and has obtained an excess of knowledge and information, expanding her awareness and experience related to addiction and mental health matters.Kelley is looking forward to completing her practicum hours at Wolf Spirit Wellness and Counseling and is dedicated to both learning and growing professionally as a means to support clients in future. Kelley is EMDR trained.
Kelley can be reached at extension 110.
Jeni is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She holds Master’s Degree in Professional Clinical Mental Health counseling program from CCSU. Her experiences include community outreach work supporting at-risk individuals with care- coordination and being connected to public and private supports and services. Jeni currently works as a Substance Abuse Counselor with a methadone clinic in Hartford CT. She has received focused training in co-occurring disorders and medicated assistive treatment.
Jeni implements both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person Centered treatment interventions in her practice. Jeni also has experience working as a behavioral counselor with at-risk youth and adults in residential programs and utilizes skills from trauma-focused treatment modalities. Jeni has received Reiki Healing Training and has been practicing for the past year. In her personal time, she enjoys hiking with her dog and spending time with family. Jeni is a Reiki Master and is EMDR trained.
Jeni can be reached at extension 104
Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She has completed her Masters of Science-Counseling and Human Services degree at Post University. Laura began her career in the medical field, where she gained vast experience with those suffering from addiction and mental health issues. This in turn, lead her to pursuing a certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling, which is in addition to her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has extensive experience in the human services field, having worked with DDS and Inpatient Psychiatric clients in multiple settings as well as with both children and families in the foster care setting as a social worker.
She looks forward to interning in a truly holistic setting that guides clients on how to heal from the inside out, this experience will allow her to continue to care for those of varying backgrounds.
Laura can be reached at extesion 113
Taylar is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. graduated from Post University with a Master's Degree in Counseling and Human Services, as well as completed the post- graduate professional certificate program. Taylar previously worked as an ABA therapist with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and other intellectual disabilities. Taylar also worked in a group home with adults who suffer from severe mental illness and substance abuse. Taylar is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist, and tremendously values the role physical health plays in our well-being. Taylar is well versed with a diverse population of clients and utilizes person-centered therapy, DBT, CBT, and evidence-based trauma interventions. In her free time, Taylar enjoys going to the gym, hanging out with her several pets, and reading a good book.
Taylar can be reached at extension 115.
Dawn Craft is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She has recently completed her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling along with completing the Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certificate with Post University. Sheobtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Bridgeport. Dawn has spent manyyears in the Human Services field working with children and families in various capacities;providing case management services and helping families obtain the services needed to meet their very challenging circumstances. Dawn utilizes an integrated therapeutic approach with an emphasis on Person- Centered interventions. Dawn brings light, compassion, empathy and patience to every client and every situation. Traveling, learning about other cultures and participating in humanitarian efforts both in her owncommunity and abroad are just some of her interests. However, Dawn’s ultimate joy, comesfrom time spent with her family and grandchildren.
Dawn can be reached at extension 121
Chelsea is a Licensed Master Social Worker. Chelsea graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work in Hartford with a masters in Social Work and a concentration in community organizing. Chelsea has a passion for social justice and she incorporates her research and advocacy experience in her clinical work. Chelsea received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Chelsea has experience working with children in crisis, LGBTQ youth, and families. Chelsea specializes in neurodiversity, attachment theory, and play therapy and she works with children as well as adults, couples, and families. Chelsea utilizes a person-centered, strengths-based approach to therapy along with trauma-informed care."
Chelsea can be reached at extension 123
Robin is a Licensed Master Social Worker who holds both a masters and bachelors in social work.
Robin’s approach to therapy is compassionate, empathic, person-centered, and strength based.
Robin provides a welcoming and warm space for you to feel safe to express your thoughts,
feelings, and concerns. Robin draws from several different evidence-based modalities such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT), Motivational interviewing
(MI), Solution focused therapy (SFT). Drawing from different modalities ensures that therapy is specially tailored to each individual’s uniqueness, personalities, needs and situations. Robin provides a non-judgmental listening ear and works with you to help identify and address concerns, problem solve, develop skills and strategies, achieve goals, and improve your overall mental health and well-being. Robin believes that all people have the power to change, learn, grow, and heal.
As a mom and former business owner Robin understands the trials, tribulations and struggle of a work life balance and the stresses and pressures of everyday life. Robin works with you to help support and empower you through life’s transitions, struggles, anxiety, depression, conflict resolution and communication. Life can sometimes be difficult, however when you acquire the knowledge and tools theses difficult, stressful unavoidable parts of life are made more bearable and enjoyable.
Robin works with all populations.
Robin can be reached at extension 122
Skylar is Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She is a graduate of Sacred Heart University with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Skylar has experience working with individuals of all ages and is extremely passionate about her work with children and adolescents. Her work with children and adolescents is meaningful as she meets them where they are and takes their developmental level and world-view into consideration while in session. Her professional interests include developing coping skills, learning to identify emotions and self-esteem building. She utilizes person-centered therapy, play therapy, expressive arts therapy, CBT and DBT. Skylar believes it is important to create a safe and supportive environment so they can feel empowered to meet their goals. Skylar is a Reiki Master and is EMDR trained.
Skylar can be reached at extension 109.
Briana is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She is a graduate of Sacred Heart University with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Springfield College. Prior to being at Wolf Spirit, Briana had participated in an undergraduate internship at an elementary school in Springfield, MA working with students on the autism spectrum and students with behavioral disorders. Briana has a passion working with kids, adolescents, and adults and values the therapeutic alliance. She aims to use a supportive and comforting approach that is non-judgmental and creates a calm and safe environment for all clients. Briana is looking forward to guiding each client on their healing journey where they will be able to process and develop new skills while exploring and improving their quality of life and overall wellbeing.
Briana can be reached at extension 106.
Jacob Aldi is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. He is a Post University Graduate with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services, as well as a post-graduate professional certification. Jacob has over four years experience working in the judicial system, gaining meaningful experience with the diverse groups of people involved in criminal and civil proceedings. Jacob also spent four years as a mentor for adolescents in his local school system providing structure and guidance for at-risk adolescents.
Jacob works under a person-centered approach that is benefitted from cognitive behavioral and solution-focused interventions to assist his clients. Jacob finds his work with clients who identify as a part of the LGBTQIA+ community incredibly important as he ensures a safe and respectful environment is upheld for all of his clients. In his work, Jacob is most comfortable working with clients who have experienced anxiety, trauma, and interpersonal or relationship problems.
Jake can be reached at extension 107
Nick is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. Nick received his Masters in Mental
Health Counseling from Bellevue University. He has experience in ABA working with children
on the spectrum. Nick gravitates toward client centered therapy, bringing his empathic,
nonjudgmental, and genuine self to the table when working with others. He strives to bring the best out of every individual he works with, empowering them to be in control of their life. Nick does not limit people to one specific school of thought or therapy, rather works with each person to discover what works for them. He works to meet every client where they are at accepting them with unconditional positive regard.
Nick can be reached at extension 118.
Lori Pelosi APRN is the owner of Holistic Services. She has a Masters in Nursing and is licensed as an Advance Practice Registered Nurse in both Family practice and Psychopharmacology. Lori provides medication evaluations and management to our clients.
Lori can be reached at extension 120
Paul is a graduate student at St. Bonaventure University pursuing his second Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling while completing practicum hours at Wolf Spirit Wellness and Counseling. Paul obtained his first Master’s degree in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University and has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Sacred Heart University. Paul believes that every individual has an innate inner healing intelligence, evidenced by the inevitable healing of a cut or bruise. Paul applies this concept to the mind where psychic injury has occurred due to trauma and its various forms. When a supportive, compassionate, and safe space is created the inner healing intelligence can flourish and healing can occur. Paul strives to create this space in order for you to move toward wholeness of mind, body, and spirit. Paul does not believe the therapist to be an expert, but rather an ally in your personal transformation and healing. Paul looks forwards to working with you to develop a professional relationship built on trust, openness, and curiosity.
Tori is a graduate student at Sacred Heart University studying for a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Psychology from Keene State College. Tori recently completed her practicum experience at Sacred Heart University through the Student Success Center providing counseling services for undergraduate students. She is currently completing her internship hours at Wolf Spirit Wellness and is eager to expand her knowledge and experience. Prior to pursuing a degree in counseling, Tori worked in non-profit fundraising and events, focusing primarily on older adults and those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Tori is passionate about working with individuals and groups from children to older adults and aims to create a safe and collaborative space. Her interests include self-esteem building, developing coping skills, communication skills, family relationships, as well as meditation, play therapy, and expressive arts therapy. Tori utilizes person-centered therapy, DBT, CBT, and believes that therapy is meant to help us learn and unlearn so we can continue to grow and heal.
Bartosz is a graduate student at the University of Bridgeport studying for a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has a Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Psychology from CUNY John Jay College. He has recently completed his practicum experience at the UB Counseling Services Center, providing counseling services for undergraduate students. He is currently completing his internship hours at Wolf Spirit Wellness and looking to build on his counseling skills. He utilizes motivational interviewing, CBT, and DBT skills focusing on interpersonal effectiveness. Bartosz believes that if you can figure out the right questions to ask, the answers will become clear. In his free time, Bartosz enjoys miniature war-gaming, LARPing, and hiking. He currently works as a case manager at a day shelter in Bridgeport, CT and is joining Monroe Volunteer EMS as an Emergency Medical Responder.
Shamika is a graduate student at Post University. She is currently studying for her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a graduate certificate in
Counseling. Shamika currently works as a care advocate for children with complex medical needs and their families.
Assisting children and their families with complex medical situations while working with their insurance over the years has allowed Shamika to truly understand how beneficial a listening ear can be. She looks forward to working at Wolf spirit to obtain the required skills to properly assist individuals, groups, and families in successfully navigating their daily lives. Her goals are to build authentic relationships with her clients creating a safe space where she and her clients can collaborate to develop coping skills and
produce emotional healing.
Hailey King is currently in her second year of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Sacred Heart University. Sacred Heart is also where she earned her undergraduate degree with a major in psychology and a minor in criminal justice. Hailey is from Darien, Connecticut where she lives with her parents. Her siblings also moved to Connecticut which allows ample time to spend with her neices and nephews! Hailey is looking forward to an immersive experience at Wolf Spirit Wellness and is eager to learn each and every day.
Izzy embarked on a remarkable journey that led her from being an administrative professional to pursuing a career as a therapist. With tenure of over six years in a global advertising company, she serves as a lead administrative professional, providing crucial executive-level support to the Global Chief Talent Officer and senior staff. Her role involves facilitating and executing various administrative tasks throughout the company, contributing to her understanding of business and
Izzy’s academic journey began with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the
University of Connecticut. This foundational knowledge in psychology provided her with
insights into human behavior and the intricacies of the mind, which she later found invaluable for her career transition.
As her passion for helping others and her interest in psychology grew, Izzy decided to embark on a new path. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in counseling and human services from Post University, a significant step towards her goal of becoming a therapist. This decision demonstrates her commitment to furthering her education and acquiring the necessary qualifications to work in the field of therapy.
Beyond her academic pursuits, Izzy remains deeply engaged in her community. She mentors Stamford youths, emphasizing the importance of literacy and providing guidance to the younger generation. Her dedication to community involvement reflects her innate desire to support and uplift others, a quality that aligns well with her future career in therapy.
Izzy's proficiency in multiple languages, including French and Haitian Creole, and her ongoing effort to learn Russian highlight her dedication to effective communication across cultures. She generously volunteers her language skills as an interpreter during court proceedings, showing her commitment to facilitating access to justice for non-English speakers, a skillset that will undoubtedly serves her well in her future therapeutic endeavors. Izzy's journey is enriched by her family life. She has two adult children and shares her life with her partner and their 3-year-old mixed terrier, Piper. These personal connections provide her with a strong support system as she navigates her transformation from an administrative professional to a future therapist. Izzy's journey is a testament to her evolving career aspirations and her commitment to personal growth. Her transition from an administrative role to pursuing a
career in therapy is marked by her educational pursuits, community involvement, linguistic
proficiency, and the unwavering support of her loved ones. This journey showcases her
determination to make a meaningful impact on individuals' lives through therapy and support..
Kelly Martoni is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Kelly received her Master’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from Kaplan University and her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Bridgeport. Kelly has over 20 years of experience working with children and adults with diverse needs. Kelly has consulted in schools as well as in home settings. Kelly’s main areas of expertise include: parent training, staff development, adaptive living skills, and social skills. Kelly will be working with our clinicians to create a program that benefits parents of special needs children and adults.
Dr Grayson is the owner/operator of Pediatric Neuropsychological Services. He provides neuropsychological evaluations for all our clients who require them no matter the age. His office is located at 7 Garage Rd Southbury CT.