Our Team

CNTRD Counseling is a collective of independently licensed practitioners who have elected to come together to provide psychotherapy to the Orange County community and surrounding areas.

Counselors who work with CNTRD Inc. are talented professionals who are passionate, dedicated to the field of mental health and focused on the growth of their clients.

Laurie Jo Wilson

Laurie Jo Wilson

M.A. Marriage & Family Therapist

I believe that living the life you want and having relationships that you desire takes patience,
perseverance and collaboration.  Our work together will develop your intellectual and
emotional strength to meet your desired goals. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression,
grief/loss, addiction, family issues, relationship challenges, or career transitions, my goal is to
help you learn how to navigate those struggles in a healthy and positive manner.

My style of therapy is interpersonal, supportive, open, and communicative. I find that most
people appreciate practical feedback and supportive guidance.
I encourage the exploration of behavioral patterns and making positive changes for your
emotional health. Working with couples, I foster communication leading to trust building and a
more enhanced relationship.

Qualifications

  • License No. and State: LMFT102432 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Credit Card
Elle Anzalone

Elle Anzalone

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor

I consider it an honor to develop a relationship with you and walk beside you on your journey to exploring your darkest corners and bringing some light into your shadows. For 13 years, I have been in the field of recovery and addiction. I have personal and professional experience with addiction and I am familiar with most types of recovery. Inpatient treatment can be expensive and is not appropriate for everyone. I can support you in making an informed decision in how to best treat your addiction without the sales pitch and get you and your family the the help you need.

I specialize in supporting individuals and couples become refined versions of themselves. I want to water the good seeds and shine light on your own intrinsic spiritual and emotional understanding of your world. I use a direct but compassionate approach to support people in achieving their goals.

The truth is: I became a therapist because I didn’t connect with my therapists. I found them to be dull and passive. I have often heard that I am not your typical therapist and I consider that a compliment. I truly want to assist you with compassion, laughter, and support on your journey of self discovery.

Qualifications

  • License No. and State: LMFT109014 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Credit Card
Julie Afable-Smart

Julie Afable-Smart

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or life transitions, I am here to help. We can work together to gain understanding and support you on your journey. I combine compassion and empathy to build a counseling relationship with you where you can feel heard, understood, and begin to build coping skills.

I work with teens, young adults and individuals to explore past experiences and identify how they impact current functioning. I am passionate about discovering and building your authentic self. My approach to therapy is non-judgmental and empathic.

Therapy should be a safe space to talk, vent, and process, I am more than happy to provide that space. I encourage my clients to be vocal about their needs and what they hope to get out of therapy. I am so glad you are reaching out for help, you are already taking the first step to making positive changes in your life.

Qualifications

  • License No. and State: 107201 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $150+
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check
Candice L. Cochran

Candice L. Cochran

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CADC ll

I believe in people and I have seen what good therapeutic work can do to improve a person’s life. Developing a trusting relationship with your therapist is essential. I am here to support your growth and explore emotional injuries in order to help you find the best version of yourself. I use a gentle and supportive approach to guide you into developing healthy relationships. I use trauma-informed approaches and am trained in EMDR.

I specialize in substance abuse, process addictions, co-occuring disorders, trauma and grief and loss. I am here to advocate for your needs and develop a treatment plan that is individualized for your developing situation. Together we can explore personal coping skills to navigate difficult life situations and improve your relationships.

Each person has the power to grow from their past experiences. No matter the type of obstacles, there are solutions.

Qualifications

  • License No. and State: LMFT 102432 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $110 – $120
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check
Shannon Cassady

Shannon Cassady

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

Thank you for visiting my page. I am here to support those struggling with life stressors and relational difficulties. Working with clients who are challenged by past trauma and/or addiction is a passion of mine. I am hopeful about exploring your personal story and building positive coping skills from it.

We will work together to identify your strengths in order to help you overcome difficult life circumstances or past adverse experiences. I use empowerment and strength-based techniques to explore your unique narrative. The environment I provide is comfortable and safe in order to establish good therapeutic work.

Therapy should be a place where you can be who you are and can find your authentic self. I am here to join you on your journey and to honor where you are at in your healing process.

Qualifications

  • License No. and State: 111859 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $150
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Take the first step to help.

Call CNTRD now – (714) 747-4393