Christian Counseling

Professional Help with Faith-based Values

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Christian Counseling

If you’re looking for a professional Christian counselor in Irvine, Woodbridge, Northwood, Turtle Rock, or the surrounding areas, you’ve come to the right place.

  • Kristy De Leon

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #LMFT-85520

    (949) 386-7178

    As your faith-based therapist, I will provide a safe space for you to freely explore the thoughts, feelings, and circumstances that have led you to seek support. I have over 20 years of experience helping teens, adult individuals regain their inner strength, improve their relationships, let go of negative thoughts, and become high-level communicators. I offer professional counseling for a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, women’s issues, OCD, bipolar disorder, and more. Together we will work to establish lasting coping skills and map out the best way for you to move forward.

  • Dana Timmermans

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #LMFT29313

    (424) 361-6196

    As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 30 years, I have had the honor of working with individuals, families, and couples through difficult times as well as good times. When working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, military/veteran trauma, life transition, infidelity, grief and loss, I have witnessed the assurance that through God, all things are possible. Most of us understand that therapy and growth require work, but it doesn’t have to be painful – in fact, at times the experience and growth can be very joyful as we depend on the Lord for strength and direction.

  • Vanessa Gross

    Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #AMFT-126046

    (424) 361-6196

    Employed by A Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling Corp Supervised by Dr. Joe Raphael, DrPH, MBA, LMFT

    As your therapist, I will listen to your story and work with you to craft an individualized approach to therapy based on your situation and circumstances. I have experience helping clients dealing with a variety of issues by using a number of different therapeutic approaches catered to each need. If you’re struggling to overcome the challenges you face, I invite you to consider Christian counseling as part of your healing and recovery journey. By relying on the Holy Spirit for direction, it’s possible to be set free from the aspects of your life that are hindering your growth and experience lasting joy and peace.

  • Jamie Stodola

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #LMFT-105895

    (424) 361-6196

    I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families grow into who they would like to be by supporting transformation and healing emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. My hope is for you to recover from the lies or misbeliefs that have been keeping you from living a life of freedom – freedom to be the person God has created you to be, and freedom from any anxiety, depression, or isolation you may be experiencing. With compassion, empathy, and reliance on the Holy Spirit, I will help you discover the freedom, joy, and peace found in Christ.

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

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #LMFT-77740

    (424) 361-6196

    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.

  • Lori Johnson

    Licensed Clinical Psychologist #PSY32738

    (424) 361-6196

    I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over ten years of experience working with children, teens, and adults, including significant experience working with rare and unheard of situations. No matter what your situation or circumstance, I believe all things are possible with Jesus Christ. I am an outgoing person who is easy to talk to, and I do my best to make the counseling process as smooth and understandable as possible. I will go at your pace as we rely on the Holy Spirit to guide each session. With God’s grace and mercy you will find solutions and the healing you desire with out-of-the-box ideas.

Our Services

Whether you’re looking for Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling (Premarital or Marriage Counseling), Counseling for Children, Counseling for Teens, or Family Counseling in Southern California, we can help.

The trained professionals at Irvine Christian Counseling provide faith-based services including counseling for:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Marriage problems

  • Relationship issues

  • Trauma and PTSD recovery

  • Codependency

  • Abandonment issues

  • Family counseling

  • ADHD

  • Chemical dependency

  • Grief and loss

  • . . . and more.

Call us

Christian counseling in Irvine can make an incredible, positive difference in your life. The therapists at Irvine Christian Counseling have a wealth of experience working with people from all walks of life who desire healing, wholeness, and peace.

Take the first step toward better health – physically, relationally, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually – by scheduling your appointment today. We want you to feel comfortable with the therapist you choose. Learn more about our risk-free initial session by calling us at 424-361-6196


Struggling with anxiety at some level or another is a very common issue. If you’re ready to kick anxiety to the curb once and for all, reach out to an anxiety counselor in Irvine for help.

The counselors at Irvine Christian Counseling will equip you with practical, effective tools to help you manage and ultimately overcome the anxiety you face.

If you’re looking for a Christian depression counselor in Irvine or the surrounding areas, you’ve come to the right place.
The professional counselors at Irvine Christian Counseling are experienced in helping people like you find freedom and relief from the darkness and weight of depression.

Experience the hope and healing you desire by scheduling an appointment today.



Relationships are tricky. If you and your spouse aren’t seeing eye to eye or you seem to be dealing with the same issues over and over again, perhaps it’s time to consider Christian marriage counseling.

The trained marriage counselors at Irvine Christian Counseling have a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and insight regarding how to mend broken relationships and strengthen bonds between husbands and wives.

Whether you’re facing communication challenges, you’ve experienced the harsh blow of infidelity, or you have other concerns within your marriage, the professional therapists are ready to meet with you to help you restore your relationship to full strength.

If you’re looking for a family therapist near you, give us a call or browse our counselor directory.

We offer group counseling for entire families, counseling for children, counseling for teens, and individual counseling for those dealing with family and relational issues.

Dynamics within family relationships can be difficult. A professionally trained family therapist can offer valuable insight and guidance to help you and your family members reconcile differences, communicate more effectively, and enjoy doing life together.


Teens & Children

Christian counseling for teens in Irvine can help teenagers navigate the complexities and turbulence of the teen years so that they can grow and mature both emotionally and spiritually. It can also help them with any mental health issues that they may be experiencing, such as behavioral or family issues, loss, or even struggles with addiction.

It can be difficult to maintain your faith in God when you are concerned that your child may be suffering from mental health issues that need counseling. At Irvine Christian Counseling, professional child and family counselors can help both parents and children find health and hope in any situation. We provide tools and techniques to help you and your children thrive and overcome.

Do you feel like something in life is holding you back? In our society, we have been blessed with many rights and freedoms. While the liberty we enjoy is a good thing, it’s easy to get bogged down by questions of who we are, who we want to be, and what we want out of life. Add to that difficulties such as trauma, grief, and relationship issues, and you can easily find yourself stuck in patterns of negativity, poor behavior choices, and toxic relationships.

If you struggle with these things, then individual Christian counseling might be for you. In troubled times like these, having someone to talk to can be a real help as you try to figure out the way forward. At Irvine Christian Counseling, we can help you face your trials so that you don’t have to go it alone.


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