Shelia Sutton - Sync Counseling Center
Sync Counseling Center in Pasadena, Sierra Madre, downtown Los Angeles, & Santa Clarita | Healing & lasting change: marriage, family, depression, addiction, Christian counseling, couples, relationships, children, adolescents, infidelity & more. We can help!
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Shelia Sutton


(626) 325-9322


Hourly Rate: $150

Accepts PPO Insurance: Yes

Sliding Scale: Upon availability

Office location: Sierra Madre



I help people with low-joy cultivate joy in their lives and relationships and spread it to others.


Do any of these statements describe how you feel?


“I just want to make a problem, person, or feeling go away!”

“I don’t want to listen to what others feel or say!”

“My mind is ‘locked onto’ something upsetting.”

“I don’t want to be connected to _____” (someone I usually like)!

“I just want to get away, fight, or freeze.”

“I more aggressively interrogate, judge, and fix others.”*


If you answered yes to any of the above, then your joy levels are low.


I can help you learn relational brain skills necessary to restore your joy and get on your way to R. A. R. E.** Living.




Shelia is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 90885), National Board Certified Teacher, UCLA Writing Project Fellow and adjunct professor. Shelia earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, Shelia holds two master’s degrees, one in English and one in psychology. Shelia also studied Spiritual Direction at Pecos Benedictine Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico; Spiritual Formation at the Stillpoint Center for Spiritual Direction; “The Converging Religions of the Area” at Tantur University in Jerusalem; and Thriving and the Life Model at Life Model Works. Dr. Jim Wilder has mentored Shelia since 2003.


Shelia is a coauthor of Joy Starts Here. You can learn about the book at


*statements borrowed from Dr. Karl Lehman and Dr. Jim Wilder

**acronym R.A.R.E. used with permission by Dr. Marcus Warner