Sheila J. Harmon, EdD, LMFT

Senior Adjunct Faculty Member
(805) 660-5222


Sheila Harmon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and maintains a private psychotherapy practice. The principles of Bowlby's attachment theory are a framework for all of her clinical work. As a therapist she has worked with many difficulties including adjustment problems, autism, anxiety, depression, medical illness and adoption (international and domestic). She is also credentialed by the State of California to teach the following programs: preschool, kindergarten, grades 1-12, adult classes, severely handicapped, physically handicapped, learning handicapped, and resource specialist. Sheila has worked as an educator teaching a wide variety of children and adults from infancy to graduate students. Her teaching experiences include both conventional and special education classrooms. She has been an adjunct lecturer at California Lutheran University since 2006.


Sheila Harmon graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Ohio University in 1973. She received a Masters in Education from California Lutheran in 1984. In 2002 she obtained a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a California State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) certified in Infant, Toddler and Family Mental Health. She received her doctorate in Education from California Lutheran University in 2006.