Dr. Joe Raphael, DrPH, MBA, LMFT

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.

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

Focus Areas

  • Abandonment and Neglect

  • ADHD

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • 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

Articles by Dr. Joe


“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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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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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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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 journeyHe 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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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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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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