Dr. Joe Raphael, DrPH, MBA, LMFT 1
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Dr. Joe Raphael, DrPH, MBA, LMFT, FACLM

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #LMFT-77740

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.

San Diego  – Mon and Wed
Irvine – Tue, Thu, Fri and Sat
Online Counseling

I offer a highly personalized, faith-based approach combined with specialized training tailored to meet your individual needs. My unique blend of training includes an MBA, a doctorate in Clinical Preventative Care, and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. With more than 15 years of counseling experience, my ultimate passion is to help you regain your voice and maintain your health. Together we’ll work to get to the root of your concerns, then empower you with the right tools to attain the personal growth you desire.

My Goal as a Christian Counselor

My goal is to educate, equip, and empower you with the tools and resources you need in order to uncover your true potential and lead a life worth celebrating. I want you to reach a point where you know exactly how to overcome the struggles you face and achieve the goals you desire for your life. My hope is for you to gain a deeper sense of purpose as you turn the page to the next chapter and move forward with confidence to face whatever life brings.

What I Offer in Christian Counseling

I offer one-on-one, couples, and family sessions, and work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief to parenting support, couples counseling, and beyond. In session you’ll enjoy a safe, supportive space where you can feel comfortable and free to be yourself. I’m committed to providing a trustworthy environment so you can receive the maximum benefits from your treatment. If you decide that my counseling style or approach is not the best fit for you, I will gladly guide you toward a better option for your individual needs.

My Approach to Christian Counseling

As a Christian practitioner, my goal is to help you grow by focusing on treating the whole person: body, mind, spirit, and relationships. I realize that not everyone comes seeking Christian counseling, and I will not impose any certain set beliefs on you. I would, however, love to follow your lead as we explore how you connect to God, and how and why faith connects your purpose and values.


Dr. Joe is great, he’s incredibly knowledgeable and has helped me and my wife tremendously

Zachary Hastings

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I’m a professional in the health and fitness industry and at the first year of opening up my gym in Anaheim hills, I met Dr. Joe.

He has been helping navigate the challenges I was going through in my mindset, stress, and personal life.

Every time I leave his office I leave with a fresh new perspective and new tools to manage my stressful work schedule.

Adrian Ceja

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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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Dr. Joe is one of a kind! He is not only very professional and knowledgeable he has a heart of compassion for his clients. He is humble and listens to understand. My family is blessed to have Dr. Joe as our therapist. His counseling and transparency has helped my family trust him and open up. My family has begun our healing journey He truly cares for his clients. I highly recommend Dr. Joe Raphael. We meet with him at the San Diego location. Thank you Dr. Joe

Mary Altemus

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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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I’ve been in counseling with Dr. Joe for about a year. He has always been kind, helping me gain a broader perspective of myself and how I respond to situations based on learned coping mechanisms. He has helped me develop a more constructive way to think about things, and I have learned so much about myself. I would definitely recommend Dr. Joe and Irvine Christian counseling

Rachele Concepcion

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Joe is both a therapist and a serial entrepreneur. As such, he understands the challenges inherent to building businesses and leading teams. More than that, he also brings keen insights into the psychological components that often operate quietly in the background of executives and team leaders.Joe’s insights have helped me to unpack several of my previously “hidden” motives. Once he and I identified and unpacked these motives, it became much easier for me to navigate big decisions in my business and personal life.

Dustin Steeve

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Working w/ Joe Raphael from Christian Counseling has been a pleasure. He has helped me and my fiance tremendously in many areas of our relationship. One of things I like most about working with Joe is that he extremely well rounded n the fashion that he can counsel on many different topics outside of relationship counseling.

Sean Siegler

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Focus Areas

  • Abandonment and Neglect
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coaching
  • Counseling for Children
  • Counseling for Teens
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Counseling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Group Counseling
  • Health Psychology
  • Individual Counseling
  • Infidelity and Affairs
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Men’s Issues
  • Online Counseling
  • Personal Development
  • Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Preventive Care
  • Professional Development
  • Psychological Testing (Cognitive and Brief Neuropsychological)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spiritual Development
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues


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