Walnut Hill Counseling

*COVID Update: Due to the current pandemic, WHC is offering Telehealth sessions. We understand that people's schedules may have changed and have added early morning and late evening appointments. Please call Cassandra at 774-847-1938 or email Clorusso@counselingsecure.com to schedule

Do you grapple with anxiety, depression, or issues stemming from trauma or major life changes? The ability to heal is inherent in all of us, but often we lack the necessary tools to reach a healthy lifestyle on our own. At Walnut Hill Counseling, our mission is to help you discover these tools and implement them for the betterment of your life.


We cannot always choose what has happened to us, but we can choose how to move forward


About WHC

Collaborative and Active

Walnut Hill Counseling has locations in both Plainville and Wrentham. The Wrentham office is located at 299 Creek Street on Lake Pearl and offers a contemporary office setting. The Plainville location offers Equine Assisted Therapy and additional forms of experiential therapy. It is located at 86 Walnut Street. 

WHC is run by Cassandra Lorusso-Smith, a licensed mental health counselor. She has worked extensively with clients in the areas of Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, healthy living, sports psychology, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Cassandra enjoys working with clients of all ages. See the "About Me" section for more details. 



Walnut Hill Counseling offers a wide range of services including individual, group, family, and equine assisted therapy. For more information, please click on the sections below or contact me for more information.


Individual Therapy


Trauma Focused Therapy


Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Individual therapy may take on many different forms depending on each client's unique needs. It is my belief that clients' are the experts on their lives.  Therefore, during your first few sessions we will collaborate to determine what types of therapy would be most effective based on your goals and history.

For client's struggling with symptoms of PTSD or a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder diagnosis (PTSD), I offer different forms of trauma focused therapy. These are "brief" forms of therapy lasting approximately 8-12 sessions aimed at dramatically decreasing PTSD symptoms. It is very much possible to return to a "normal" life following a traumatic event, and we will do all we can to make that happen.

For some people, traditional therapy is not the most effective way in which to achieve goals. EAP offers an alternative way to explore and work through many diverse issues. Horses are extremely intuitive, and our interactions with them can offer us much insight.

Walnut Hill Counseling offers equine assisted psychotherapy and equine assisted learning. Cassandra is both PATH certified as an equine specialist in mental health learning and a certified therapeutic riding instructor. 


Contact Me

I love helping my clients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact me today to learn more and book a session.

299 Creek Street, Wrentham, MA 02093




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