Joel T. Sagawa, Ph.D.

Joel T. Sagawa, Ph.D.

  • Faculty-Psychology
  • Phone: 619.849.2381


  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.A. Theology Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.A. Psychology Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A. Psychology Point Loma Nazarene University


Dr. Joel Sagawa is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 23683) and began at PLNU in 2016. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology and master’s degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Prior to joining PLNU, Dr. Sagawa worked in college mental health for nearly 10 years, proving psychological services at Azusa Pacific University as well as the University of Southern California. Most recently, Dr. Sagawa served as the Clinical Director of the Azusa Pacific University Counseling Center in addition to providing supervision to graduate students as an adjunct clinical professor at Fuller’s Graduate School of Psychology. He and his wife have been married for 10 years and they have two wonderfully curious and active young boys. Dr. Sagawa’s areas of interest include college mental health, integrative psychotherapy, spiritual development, and Christian counseling.