Joel T. Sagawa, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Dr. Joel Sagawa is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 23683) who 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, Sagawa worked in college mental health for nearly 10 years, proving psychological services at Azusa Pacific University and the University of Southern California. Most recently, he 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. Sagawa’s areas of interest include college mental health, integrative psychotherapy, spiritual development, and Christian counseling.