About Me

Sheryl E. Woodhouse, LMFT and Born to be Balanced has been balancing individuals, couples and families for almost two decades in all stages of life.

I, Sheryl E. Woodhouse, LMFT, believe that individual empowerment is not only the key to a balanced life but to emotional, psychological and spiritual freedom. (We are all imperfectly human and have our unique struggles!) We need to take love and take care of ourselves before we have energy to give to others!

I graduated from Pepperdine University in 1997 and have served in many capacities in the private and public sector with children, adolescents and adults. I have served as a licensed marriage therapist in both Northern and Southern California Counties in children and youth services along with providing quality care for most all major insurance companies and Employee Assistance programs. I am currently working in Orange County, local Law Enforcement, Firefighters and First Responder, Orange County Victim Witness, Orange County Social Services,  and I provided substance abuse counseling for adolescents.

Throughout my years of counseling I have successfully helped individuals with identity and self-esteem struggles, unique issues facing men and women, communication and problem solving skill building within marriages, partnerships and parent/child relationships and most importantly helped people with boundary setting. I have worked with foster families, adoptive families, blended families while navigating the family law system and child protective services system in addition to local school districts.

Whatever problems are facing you in balancing your life – I can help you! If I can’t, I will freely give you appropriate referrals to professionals that can. (I do not treat Eating Disorders)


  • Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist, State of Caifornia
  • Masters in Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University, 1997
  • Associated Arts: Legal Procedures, Fullerton College
  • Mediator, certified UCLA

Additional Continuing Education:

EMDR (HAP Trained), Trauma – Child Abuse/Domestic Violence, CBT/TF-CBT, Motivational Interviewing/Substance Abuse/Military/Gambling Addiction

*I am now a vetted professional with this organization.

23832 Rockfield Blvd., Suite 120 Lake Forest , CA 92630

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