LeeAnn Smith

LeeAnn Smith

CADAAC, Level II, Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor
LeeAnn is a certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor, Level II. She currently oversees and facilitates group therapy sessions, conducts weekly education classes addressing drugs of abuse, stages of change, family systems, triggers and relapse prevention, A.A. and 12 steps, one-on-one counseling sessions with clients, and oversees internship programs.
Cyd Sebring, Program Manager

Cyd Sebring

Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Cyd is a licensed CATC. She is currently part of the Treatment Team, oversees and facilitates the Inpatient Program, is in charge of daily activities, interviews/intake of new clients. She also leads groups, teaches classes and conducts one-on-one sessions with clients and communicates with Probation and other agencies about client situation and progress.

LeeAnn and Cyd have served in the Captive Hearts Recovery Program for over 10 years. Since 2013, they have been operating as the Executive Program Directors. This includes interviewing, screening, assessments, intakes, management of all clients and oversight of both houses. They are also responsible for choosing and implementing curriculum for the psycho educational groups as well as Bible studies. They are passionate and have hearts of compassion and empathy for the women they serve. Both are licensed Addiction Specialists. Currently, they are working towards obtaining their Clinical Supervisory Certification through CADTP.

Ron Huxley, Therapist

Ron Huxley

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Ron Huxley is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice in Avila Beach, California. He has 30 years of experience working with trauma, inner healing, and addictions. His heart is to see children and adults saved, healed and delivered from the wounds of their past and find the freedom promised by God.

Captive Hearts Recovery Program is an intensive faith-based, 12-step drug/alcohol recovery residence, (sober living). The length of this program lasts from six months to one year.  Our clients attend 12-step meetings every day during the week, work two hours per week with a personal sponsor and attend psychoeducational groups each day such as Boundary Setting, Grief Recovery, Anger Management, Seeking Safety, Women’s Recovery Journal and Genesis Relapse Prevention during the week.  Clients also have a computer class taught by an instructor from Allan Hancock College who helps with basic computer skills, online courses for GEDs, resumes or anything the client may need.  In addition, clients receive personal counseling and goal setting with Licensed Drug & Alcohol Counselors and may see an LMFT as well.  As clients near graduation, we offer an employment specialist to assist with school, resumes, interviews, grants beyond FAFSA and other individual needs concerning life beyond our program.

Most clients have trauma that needs to be addressed and processed in order to maintain sobriety.  When dealing with abuse issues, studies show that group processing for women, without the presence of men, is significantly more effective.  In our groups and individual sessions, we provide instruction and skill development using cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and trauma-informed care.  We have experience in Crisis Intervention and Co-Occurring Disorders.


Upon graduation of the 6 to 12-month program, Captive Hearts provides continued support for our clients with their lead counselor and the Accountability Support Team that the client has built while in the program.

Optional: We have a transition home for clients who have graduated from the program and who meet the requirements to live there. We provide support that includes regular meetings with the lead counselor and with the accountability team. We also provide random drug/alcohol testing while they integrate back into the community.

Founder, CEO & Counselor

Judy Boen

Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Counselor
Judy is an ordained chaplain and former chaplain for Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, the state prison for women located in Oklahoma. She has also served as a chaplain at the Bakersfield Rehabilitation Hospital and Director of Counseling and Client Services for the Bakersfield Crisis Pregnancy Center for five years. She completed a two-year in-depth training course for inner healing through Church On The Way in Van Nuys, California. She is also certified to teach Domestic Violence classes.

Judy has served as chaplain for the San Luis Obispo County Women’s Jail and Sheriff’s Department in Central California since 2000. She was awarded a Citizen Academy Certificate of Completion through the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department.

Roberta Guidry, Bookkeeper

Roberta Guidry

Roberta has served as bookkeeper since March 2014. Her position entails managing the office, paying bills, and buying supplies. She studied secretarial science at Woodbury Business College in Los Angeles. Her professional career spans retail, manufacturing, the hospitality industry as an administrative assistant for top executives, including the Cliff’s Resort in Shell Beach and the Embassy Suites. She volunteers at Sydney Creek, a memory facility in San Luis Obispo, and tap dances with the Central Coast Follies to raise money for Parkinson’s Research. She also belongs to the San Luis Obispo Ski Club and enjoys river rafting. She has four children, two daughters, one son living and one in heaven. She knows the pain of losing a loved one. She also has three grown grandchildren.


Carol Gandy, Counselor & Therapist

Carol Gandy

LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Carol is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who has a passion for working with women who have experienced past trauma. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology from Chapman University. She enjoys being a volunteer on the Captive Hearts team, helping clients to receive healing for emotional and spiritual wounds and seeing them restored to a life of hope, identity and purpose. Carol is a member of New Life Community Church and is on the Prayer Ministry team there.
Diane Wilson, Counselor

Diane Wilson

Diane is a volunteer Counselor, who has known the life of drugs, alcohol and living on the streets. She was rescued and adopted into the family of God through the Jesus Movement of the late sixties. She has lived on the Central Coast for over 32 years. A long-time resident of Shell Beach, she has raised her children, foster children and many animals. Her own healing journey led her into full-time ministry. During the past 20 years, she has had the humble privilege of partnering with Jesus. Her unique healing anointing reaches deep into the hurting soul bringing God’s love, hope, revelation and restoration. She is part of the pastoral team at Oasis Church in Grover Beach, her home church of 17 years.