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Are you seeking professional Christian counseling in the San Diego area that is compatible with your own Christian beliefs? If so, you have arrived at the right place. We offer Bible-based tools and resources to help you navigate any issue with which you might be struggling.

No matter what you need, whether help with marriage or other relationship issues, addiction counseling, a helping hand in dealing with depression, or a host of other concerns, San Diego Christian Counseling is here to come alongside you, help shoulder the burden, and show you the light at the end of the tunnel.

Gregory Whiteford, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #LMFT-135097
(619) 332-4448
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with three decades of experience working in the mental health field, counseling adults, teens and children, individuals and couples, as well as groups. I realize the decision to pursue therapy is not an easy one. If your search has led you to this point, perhaps you’d be willing to come a little further and allow me to come alongside you on your therapeutic journey so you can start living your best and most authentic life now and see yourself become the person God created you to be.
Sterling Funk
Sterling Funk, MA, LMFT (Bilingual)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #LMFT-100502
(760) 307-4605
If you are struggling with life decisions or have recently gone through some difficult life changes and are challenged by anxiety, depression, motivation, self-esteem, or religious paradigm shifts, you are not alone. Taking the plunge and getting into therapy is the first step in trying to change the direction of your life. As your counselor, I will walk with you through whatever valley you are facing, supported by God’s help and direction. With empathy and compassion, I will work with you to establish a treatment plan specific to your needs and help you and take the next steps to reach your goals.
Cyndie Claypool de Neve
Cyndie Claypool de Neve, MA, LMFT, CCTP
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #LMFT-138446
(619) 332-4448
As a Christian Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California, I love being used by God to bring healing and hope to those who are hurting. I enjoy working with school-aged children, teens, college students, families, couples, and adult individuals and am experienced working with high-risk clients struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, self-harm behaviors, anger, dysfunctional relationship/communication patterns, life transitions, abuse, and more. I also work with military families and creatives who feel stuck.
Dr. Joe Raphael, DrPH, MBA, LMFT 2
Dr. Joe Raphael, DrPH, MBA, LMFT, FACLM
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #LMFT-77740
(619) 332-4448
With God’s help, we will work together to better understand and resolve the current challenges in your life to give you hope for a more fulfilling and meaningful future in Christ. Some common concerns that my clients share include dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, sleep issues, emotional eating, weight concerns, chronic illness, and more. Whether you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to partnering with you to achieve your goals.
Kimberly Whiteford
Kimberly Whiteford, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #LMFT-123600
(619) 332-4448
I have over 25 years of experience as a mental health professional, treating various conditions and concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, abuse, and much more. I offer a nurturing and supportive counseling approach, and will do everything I can to support you in finding tools and solutions for the challenges you face. With compassion and a dependence on the Lord’s wisdom, I will listen to your story and use my decades of experience to craft a treatment plan that will meet your unique needs. I look forward to seeing how the Lord uses your counseling experience to help you heal and grow as an individual and restore any broken or damaged relationships in your life.
Chris Chandler, MA, LPCC, CSAT, AF-EMDR
Chris Chandler, MA, LPCC, CSAT, AF-EMDR
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #6281 Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist Attachment Focused EMDR Counselor
(619) 332-4448
I am passionate about helping clients build healthier and more enjoyable lives that are honoring to God and themselves. No matter what you are struggling with, we will actively work to cultivate healthy changes in your life today, heal the painful parts of your past, and strengthen hope and vision for your future. I am a full-time Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a wide range of contexts. I have extensive experience working with all forms of addictive and compulsive behaviors as well as issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief/loss, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, and Christian/spiritual direction concerns.

Who we are

San Diego Christian Counseling is an affiliation of professional Christian counselors with many years of experience providing help and counsel to people of all ages and backgrounds as they work through a variety of issues.

The counselors at San Diego Christian Counseling provide care and guidance that align with your personal beliefs and values, making use of teaching from the Bible, Christian wisdom, and methods of psychology to bring about genuine healing and results that last.

How it works

Starting Christian counseling is easy. Simply browse our online counselor profiles to help match you with the perfect professional for your needs. You can either reach out to the counselor directly to schedule an appointment or contact our attentive office staff for further assistance. To make sure you get the best counselor for you, we offer a risk-free initial session.

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I effusively recommend Sterling Funk. He’s has been a dear friend and colleague of mine since 2011, for over 12 years. He works hard for his clients, deeply cares about them, and has amassed a lot of skills over the years to do good, ethical therapy. Examples of this are how he protects his clients confidentiality with a high degree of seriousness, and he continues to get extra trainings to strengthen his skills. He also has a very high command of Spanish and understands Latinx and Mexican culture VERY well.

Jason Linder

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Sterling does an amazing job meeting clients where they are at and giving them the safe space to speak their mind!!!

Michael Garrett

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Dr. Joe has been very helpful to me in dealing with the trauma I experienced in my childhood, as well as in dealing with the challenges I face today. He is empathetic as well as professional. I am learning to live life to the fullest with his help.

Charlotte Gordon

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I highly recommend Dr. Joe Raphael. It was very easy for me to speak with him about all my issues from relationship distress, problems at work and even some mental health issues I was experiencing. I really like the way he explains things and finds ways to help me cope with them. Thank you, Dr. Joe

Enzio Clarke

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