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.
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 psychically 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 currently working on certification in EMDR.
Jewelz can be reached at extension 101
Diane Stockwell is our Office Manager. Diane handles accounts receivables, payables, payroll, human resources and insurance. She comes to Wolf Spirit with many years of experience in the administrative field and is the Factotum who keeps things running smoothly. Diane can be reached at extension 102
LeeAnne is our receptionist who is also a Reiki Master practitioner. She has a certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist from Goodwin College.
LeeAnne 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.
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.
Caitlin can be reached at extension 103.
Jake Coopersmith has his Masters' in Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy. Jake's experience includes working in the healthcare/therapeutic field for over 5 years through a multitude of therapeutic healthcare facilities including: rest-home's, inpatient psychiatric hospital's, outpatient therapeutic offices, and provided in-home family therapy to at-risk teens and adolescents. Specializations include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Reality-Therapy, with a concentration in Grief Counseling and Narcissistic Trauma-Bonded Relationships. Through a Person-Centered Holistic approach, treatment encompasses healthy physical, emotional, and psychological healing that combines therapeutic practices and utilizing the client's innate skills and resources to reach the client's life-long therapeutic goals.
Jake can be reached at extension 104
Tanya Strontzer has a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Fairfield University and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Southern University.
Tanya has extensive experience working with children but works with individuals of all ages. She specializes in a variety of diagnoses including but not limited to anxiety, depression, PTSD and ADHD. She is also working toward animal assisted therapy and becoming a Reiki Master.
Tanya can be reached at extension 105.
Ferris Clare has a
Master's degree in Clinical Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University and a Bachelors degree in Social and Behavioral Science from the University of Massachusetts. Ferris has over 13 years of professional experience in social services with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from all backgrounds.
Ferris is warm, compassionate, attentive, and supportive in all of her ways.
She believes in the power of resilience and has found that the strength of each individual is often times found in the midst of the deepest feelings of powerlessness. Ferris is a National Certified Counselor whose practice is part of our Therapy in Motion (TIM) Program
Ferris can be reached at extension 106
Hope Mosier has a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University and a bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in sociology from Ithaca College. Hope has been working in the human services field for eight years and has a great deal of experience working with individuals struggling with mental health challenges as well as substance abuse and trauma. While Hope specializes in couples and family therapy, she also works at an individual level with clients of all ages. Hope's therapeutic approach is solution-focused which allows the client(s) to work at their own pace with the positive and encouraging support of the clinician in order to assist them to reach their goals.
Hope can be reached at extension 107.
Lorraine Davis has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University and a Bachelors in Social Work from Western Connecticut State University. Lorraine has extensive experience in the human services field with a focus on mental health and traumatic brain injuries. She specializes in working with at risk youth and individuals with developmental and mental health challenges such as but not limited to: bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, and depression. She is currently working toward obtaining her certification in Hypnotherapy and as a Reiki practitioner.
Lorraine strives to provide a supportive warm, empathic, comfortable environment which allows the client to obtain the tools they need to achieve their potential and desired goals. Lorraine feels each client is unique, therefore; she tailors her therapeutic approach based on the client needs. She believes in building a strong therapeutic relationship which allows for collaboration that promotes the clients to play an integral role in the treatment planning process.
Lorraine can be reached at extension 108.
Lauren has her Masters Degree in School Counseling from the University of Saint Joseph and eleven years experience in a middle school setting working with adolescents and their families. She is also a proud mother of a sixteen year-old girl and a nineteen year-old boy whom she lives with along her husband in Simsbury, CT. Both her career and personal life have provided her with valuable knowledge of family dynamic, child development and educational procedures and policies that can assist adolescents and their families toward achieving academic and personal-social success.
Lauren specializes in counseling adolescents with anxiety and depression, grief, loss and transition, and those who may have challenges with anger management, self-esteem, identity and socialization. Lauren uses a person-centered approach seeking to listen, understand and validate her client's perspective and needs first. Her cognitive behavioral counseling lens is especially useful as she helps clients learn effective thought processes and behaviors to help them achieve their goals. She uses solution-focused techniques to investigate and identify barriers and implement strategies that foster awareness, healing and empowerment within her clients.
On a personal level, Lauren manages her own health and wellness through daily physical activity, yoga and introspective journaling. Through her own journey of healing, she has developed a strong intuition and personal power and is passionate about sharing this insight and encouraging it within others. Lauren is ready to enter into the clinical setting and eager to offer her expertise while continuing to develop professionally and broaden her knowledge and experience with Wolf Spirit Wellness.
Lauren can be reached at extension 110.
Burcu (Bur-Joo) Altintas is a licensed professional counselor associate. Burcu moved to CT from NY in 2018 to pursue a graduate degree and has recently completed her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University. Burcu has been working in a clinical setting since 2019 and joined Wolf Spirit Wellness in August of 2020. Burcu has experience working with diverse populations in various stages of development with a specific focus on issues such as depression and anxiety.
Burcu utilizes an existential approach and implements person-centered techniques, motivational interviewing, and DBT skills, all while staying true to holistic roots in helping others deal with trouble.
Burcu is distance therapy certified and can be reached via extension 112.
Amanda Chrostowski is currently working towards finishing her master’s degree in counseling at Post University and completing hours to obtain her license to become a Professional Counselor. Amanda received her bachelor’s degree in human services from Post University. Amanda has worked with children and adolescents in the educational system for the past thirteen years before advancing into counseling. Although working with children is her background, Amanda is well versed in working with all age groups. After the passing of her father, Amanda decided to change from an academic setting to one that provides a therapeutic approach to health and wellness. Amanda is compassionate, patient, warm, and empathetic. Amanda is currently working towards becoming a Reiki practitioner to advance her skill set.
Amanda can be reached at extension 109.