Meet Our Staff

Meet the Staff:

Josie Barry has lived in Delta since 2011 with her hubby James, mini Goldendoodle, Maya and English Bulldog named Bubba.  Josie works with mostly adult clients from all different types of backgrounds.  She currently has a Masters 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.  She is currently a referral provider for F.A.S.A.P. (Fairbanks Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program).

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!!



Andrea Barnard moved to Delta Junction in November of 2004 with her husband Colin.  They have raised their four children here and made it home.  Andrea received her Bachelor’s degree in Recreational Therapy from the University of Utah in 1998.  She is a certified instructor for the Prime for Life Alcohol and Drug Information School and is working towards her hours to become a licensed Recreational Therapist.

Andrea facilitates and co-facilitates our counseling groups for youth with ADHD and a Women’s Issues Group, she also instructs our Deltana Alcohol and Substance Abuse class.  She has a strong belief in living a balanced life and looks forward to sharing with you ways to balance the five domains of life, Spiritual, Social, Emotional, Physical, and Mental. Andrea feels that recreation’s purpose is not to kill time, but to make life, not to keep a person occupied, but to keep them refreshed, not to offer an escape from life, but to provide a discovery of life.



Cara Stringer is a Licensed Master Social Worker who received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2006 and her Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville in 2009. Cara began her journey to Alaska in July 2019 when she drove cross-country from Kentucky stopping to camp and see the sites along the way. She has made Alaska her new home and enjoys spending most of her time outdoors hiking, camping, and exploring.

Cara’s experience as a clinician includes working in Community Mental Health, Acute Care/Psychiatric Hospitals, and Residential Settings. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults that struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger, low self-esteem, and addiction. Her practice approach is person-centered and strength-based to assist individuals in working toward their personal goals.

“Success is failure turned inside out,

silver tint on the clouds of doubt;

And you can never tell how close you are;

It may be near when it seems so far.

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit 

It’s when things go wrong that you must not quit.”

-John Greenleaf Whittier



Patricia Robinson is a military brat, and military spouse who has lived in the Delta area on three separate tours within the past 15 years.  Together with her spouse, John they have five grown children and four grandchildren spread out across the United States.  Her vast career experience stems from multiple positions in the military community and civilian world found with each of her husband’s duty stations.  Her current position with Hats of Wisdom is at our front desk where confidentiality is her highest priority.  Patricia is your contact for scheduling and any billing question you may have.  She will always greet you with a smile whether in person or over the phone.

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