“Courage is Free.”
Pregnant at 11 years old, incarcerated by 25, and burying her only child at 30. As a clinical psychologist, Cheryl has dedicated her life to helping others discover their power and overcome unthinkable odds. Pain does not discriminate, therefore whether she is conducting therapy for at-risk youth or white-collar housewives, Cheryl has the uncanny ability to provide much-needed hope to the hopeless. As an Executive Producer and Co-Host of the talk show series “The House” on Fox Soul, she lives to inspire.
Cheryl Rich is a life survivor, clinical psychologist, author and most recently partnered with Doug Deluca, Co-Executive Producer Jimmy Kimmel Live, in serving as Executive Producers on the talk show series “The House” on Fox Soul.
Having made some of life’s most self-destructive choices caused by childhood trauma, Cheryl overcame numerous mind-shattering tragedies including being pregnant at 11 years old, rising from drug addiction, incarceration and losing her only child. Cheryl’s illuminating life experiences shaped her path and led to many years of self-exploration that allowed her to complete a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University. She is a certified Intervention Specialist, Licensed Victims Assistant Mediator, and Mental Health Advocate. Her nonconventional therapeutic technique literally meets people where they are.
Since the day Ice Cube gave Cheryl Rich her first job in the entertainment industry, after having arrived from Cleveland, Ohio with just five boxes, a computer, and a dream, a quote by the author Og Mandino has become Cheryl’s personal mantra:
“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth, I will apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all. And I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.”
Today, Cheryl relentlessly guides others from mental imprisonment to liberation, leading many people from self-hatred to self-love. Her memoir NAKED INSANITY is set to be published this year.