Meet Our Staff

Meet the Staff:

Josie Barry works with mostly adult clients from all different types of backgrounds.  She currently has a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and a BA in Christian Counseling.  She also has a License in Professional Counseling and is currently working on her Doctorate in Community and Care Counseling, specializing in Trauma.

Her specialties include depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and personality disorders. She also works with those who need to be assessed for treatment as mandated by the court.  This can include; DUIs, DWIs, as well as intimate violent cases. 

Josie is also an LPC supervisor.  If you are an intern looking to complete your Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees in counseling please give us a call to discuss possible internships in Delta Junction, AK.  We look forward to meeting you!!

Jason Goldsmith is a clinical mental health counselor, his approach is eclectic, person-centered, and goal-oriented according to what you want for your life. He will be your co-pilot offering the information and support you need to reach those calm blue skies. He utilizes a wide range of techniques to build strength, resilience, and self-actualization and uses techniques such as grounding, visualization, mindfulness, and exposure.

I have worked with many clients struggling with substance abuse, Anger management, domestic violence/intimate partner violence, PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar, and parenting issues. Allow me to help guide you on your personal journey.

Everyone faces challenges in their life. These challenges can leave us feeling as if we are in the eye of a hurricane with nothing but chaos churning around us. It can be a very overwhelming process to find your way out of the downpour. Needing some guidance is not a form of weakness. Asking for help is the intelligent realization of a strong individual.

Sirena C. Linnear is a remote counselor working out of Fairbanks, AK. She has a BA in psychology and is currently working to finish her BA in Christian Counseling. She is licensed as a Chemical Dependency Counselor (CDCI) and currently completing her (CDCII). She is a member of the NAADAC Association for Addiction Professionals and certified as a (SOAR)SAMSHA counselor, able to help those with substance addictions apply and receive disability benefits. She is currently a referral provider for F.A.S.A.P. (Fairbanks Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program). She will be working primarily with adult clients but would like to work with children clients as well. She is a 50-year Alaskan residence with extensive background experiences specializing in adult substance use addictions and disorders as well as adolescent behavioral health. She is a huge Batman fan who is carefree at heart, a prominent member and Deacon of her church, and an animal lover. Her life motto is “Live. Love. Laugh.” She is looking forward to meeting and working with you!

Douglas Stossmeister was born and raised in Delta Junction and is now ready to serve his community in any way that he can. He works at Hats of Wisdom as a Client Care Coordinator and is here for any of your needs that you may have. Working in the office, setting clients up on the patient portal, and scheduling appointments with him and a clinician are some of the many things that he does as a CCC. He also works diligently on scheduling you the best-suited counselor for your needs. He is here to help you start your journey in building a foundation for a positive mental health state.

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” J. K. Rowling

Tierney Taylor was born and raised in Alaska. She has had her best friend, Koa, by her side for the last six years. Koa is covered in fur and has terrible table manners (she’s a dog). Growing up, she always wanted to work in the medical field. She is currently working towards her Veterinary Technician degree. Her goal has always been to help those who were unable to help themselves
She is currently working at Hats of Wisdom as the billing and office manager. She is truly grateful to work here with all of the good-hearted staff. This company truly cares about its clients and staff. She sees many opportunities for growth within herself and within the company.
“Be strong and courageous, do not be discouraged. For the Lord, your God will be with you wherever you go. “
Joshua 1:9 By the Lord!

Hadahra Ben-Israel grew up in Delta Junction, Alaska while raising her four children. She is very excited to work with Hats of Wisdom and assist the youth and adult population of the Delta Junction area.
In 2006, Hadahra earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has minored in Emergency Medicine and American Sign Language. For several years, she worked for Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, as a Life Skills Coach/Independent Living Advocate and Employment Specialist, and has helped many people with a wide array of disabilities. She also had the privilege of working with youth in the Fairbanks therapy office, which focuses on reading, education, informal play therapy, painting, and many other treatments.
She is excited to return to the Delta area, which she still considers as her home, and to serve the Delta Community. She looks forward to meeting each of you, sharing a smile, and helping you with your mental health needs!

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