Welcome to Joshua Tree!

We’re so glad you’re here! Take a few minutes to look around and learn more about Joshua Tree Counseling and our Christian counseling options in Tucson, AZ. 

Joshua Tree Counseling is a faith-based counseling center home to a collective of counselors committed to your mental health and healing. As individuals, we are are educated and trained differently and uniquely, with different interests, skills, and gifting’s, specialties and approaches. As a growing team, we are a collective of compassionate and dedicated counseling professionals, passionate about helping clients from hopeless to healing. 

The Joshua Tree Difference

The Joshua Tree building is cozy, with living room-like furniture and low lighting. When you arrive we hope you’ll make a coffee or tea and grab a snack before sitting in our comfortable waiting area. Soft piano music plays and gentle essential oils scent the air. Each office is uniquely decorated so you’re more likely to feel like you’re sitting in a living room than an office.

We want you to think of Joshua Tree as a home-base for your mental and emotional health needs. We’ve created a private, home-like setting where you can come and work with a licensed therapist or pastoral counselor towards your goals for growth, healing, and well-being.

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Schedule Your Appointment Online! We've made it simple and easy.

Scheduling with a Joshua Tree counselor or therapist is simple and quick. Just click on the button below, select the counselor with whom you wish to book, and choose a day and time from what is available. Once the counselor confirms your appointment, you will receive a welcome email with the initial documents to review and e-sign in preparation for your first visit.

Join the Team

Joshua Tree Counseling is hiring licensed counselors/therapists, and qualified pastoral counselors. Independent contractor status. Extremely competitive compensation. Unique and comfortable office setting. Professional development & customized website and marketing.

Grief Support Group starting June 16, 2022!

Dr. Marybeth Steigenga, BCPC is starting a Christian Grief Support group on June 16, 2022. This group is intended to be a closed group for a small number of individuals and/or couples who want some therapeutic support as they move through their grief journey. Marybeth is a board certified pastoral counselor with a doctorate degree in Christian counseling. She has a passion for using groups as a source of support and healing.

There is a fee of $100 that covers all 8 weekly sessions. You can learn more about each of these groups, or reach out to Marybeth by phone or email or submit an interest form.

Grief is like living two lives. One is where you pretend everything is alright and the other is where your heart silently screams in pain. — Author Unknown

Grief Support Group Interest Form



Are you hoping to work with a cousnelor towards your goals for healing or mental and emotional well-being? Joshua Tree has a team licensed counselors who are held accountable to a code of ethics set forth by their profession and the rules and statutes set forth by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Even though we are a team of Christian counselors, our licensed counselors work with clients of all faiths, backgrounds, cultures, and genders. Some clients look specifically for Christian counselors; others have no preference as to their counselors faith background. We want you to know that you do not need to be a Christian to receive counseling with one of our licensed counselors, which you can read more about here. If, however, your Christian faith is an important aspect to be interwoven into counseling, we have both licensed counselors and pastoral counselors to meet your need.


Do you wonder if there is really freedom from addiction? Do you have a chemical or behavioral addiction or love someone who does? Dana Denney is a licensed professional counselor who is passionate about working with addicts and those in relationships with an addict. From a Trauma Model perspective, addiction isn’t the problem, it’s the solution to the problem. Addictions work because they distract, numb, and help avoid the wellspring of emotions that haven’t been expressed. You can solve the problem of addiction by solving the underlying problem that led to the development of the addiction.

Loving someone caught in an addiction is tough. It can feel exhausting and confusing. Maybe you feel like you’re tossed back and forth between the person you love and the stranger their addiction turns them into. Dana can help you understand the cycle of addiction and set healthy boundaries while lovingly supporting the one you love.


Are you looking for a Christian counselor to help you better understand and resolve your current issues and general mental health concerns from a faith-based perspective? Do you want to ensure that your beliefs, Biblical principles, and a Christian worldview are skillfully integrated into your counseling experience? Dr Marybeth Steigenga is a pastoral counselor specializing in Christian counseling for marriage, pre-marital counseling, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting issues, and premarital counseling.  You might be wondering about the difference between a licensed counselor and a pastoral counselor. You can learn more about it here. Marybeth is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, an ordained minister of pastoral care, and holds a masters degree and a PhD in Christian counseling.


Are you looking to heal old wounds or learn how to break free from the hold the past has on your current functioning? Are you struggling with the impact of childhood trauma or abuse? Rachel Lohrman is a licensed professional counselor and trauma therapist who works with adults. She specializes in the treatment of complex trauma, PTSD, cPTSD, dissociation, Dissociative Identity Disorder, suicidality, childhood abuse (physical, emotional, sexual) and neglect, spiritual wounding, and anxiety/panic. As a Christian, Rachel integrates faith into the counseling experience if this is the clients preference. Faith may be a client’s strongest asset or it could be what has caused the wounding itself. Rachel works with people of all faiths, backgrounds, cultures, and genders and believes all people have intrinsic value and worth and seeks to restore this for client who grew up believing that the abuse was their fault and they are worthless.


Is your marriage in crisis? Do you want to learn how to better communicate and work through tough issues? Have you grown apart and want to rekindle the relationship you once had? Are you struggling with the impact of parenting, empty nest syndrome, recurrent deployments, recent change in life circumstances, grief and loss, or infidelity? Joshua Tree offers several options for marriage counseling, and premarital counseling. We have a licensed professional counselor with over 30 years counseling experience in the Tucson community, Dr. Chet Weld and a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, Dr. Marybeth Steigenga. Chet offers marriage counseling to Christian couples and non-Christian couples while Marybeth works exclusively with Christian couples. They each have a unique approach and bring something different to the counseling experience.


Anxiety and depression can range from mild, seasonal, or situational to severe, pervasive, and debilitating. Wherever you find yourself on this continuum, we have licensed and pastoral counselors and therapists to help. Not sure whether you need counseling or therapy? Read more about the difference between counseling and therapy here. Anxiety and depression can underlie other mental health issues or they can be the result of other underlying issues. Sorting this out with someone who offers nonjudgmental support and unconditional positive regard can offer a fresh perspective, hope, and healing. All counselors and therapists at Joshua Tree Counseling are equipped to help you address depression and anxiety, whether you desire counseling from a Biblical. Christian perspective or non-faith based perspective.

Rachel Lohrman, LPC Trauma Therapist Christian Clinical Supervisor

Rachel Lohrman, LPC

Trauma Therapist, Licensed

Rachel is the founder of Joshua Tree Counseling and a licensed professional counselor who specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation; PTSD and DID; suicidality; Borderline Personality Disorder; anxiety; spiritual wounding, and childhood abuse (verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. She works with clients towards developing tools and strategies to use in the here and now and also helps clients better understand and untangle those early messages from childhood holding them hostage. Rachel is EMDR trained. When faith and Christian values are an important aspect of therapy to the client Rachel weaves this into the counseling experience.

Dr. Marybeth Steigenga, BCPC

Christian Counselor, Pastoral

Marybeth is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor who specializes in Christian counseling with married couples, engaged couples, teen girls, and adults. She offers marriage counseling and pre-marital counseling, offering practical strategies to re-connect, communicate, and heal. She works with individuals struggling with anxiety/depression; grief/loss; life transitions; and child/relationship issues. Marybeth is an ordained minister of pastoral care and has a PhD in Christian counseling. She values the integration of faith into the counseling experience. She is a certified life coach, Enneagram coach, and therapeutic art coach.

Dr Chet Weld, LPC Joshua Tree Counseling

Dr. Chet Weld, LPC

Christian Therapist, Licensed

Chet is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in marriage counseling, working with couples toward communication skills, relationship building, and problems that relate to family issues. Chet also specializes in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, and family-of-origin issues. He’s an ordained pastor who attributes dignity and extends radical acceptance to every client. He values being “warm and human first; professional always.” He holds a doctorate in counseling psychology and has 40 years’ experience as a Christian-based therapist, pastor, and pastoral counselor.

Dana Denney, LPC Tucson Addiction Therapist

Dana Denney LPC

Therapist, Licensed

Dana is a licensed psychotherapist who has a passion for working with individuals stuck in the cycle of chemical or behavioral addictions and the family members who love them. She helps clients overcome depression and anxiety, intrusive thoughts and OCD. She supports clients through grief and loss and has a specific passion for helping women in abusive relationships. Dana helps clients unravel and repair faulty thinking errors causing distress and dysfunction through a variety of treatment approaches. She offers faith-based counseling for clients who prefer a format based on Christian values.

Join the Team

Joshua Tree Counseling is looking for Christian counselors who want to offer in-person and/or telehealth counseling in a faith-based group practice. We offer highly competitive percentages for independent contractors, fully furnished office space, administrative support, custom marketing, and a group of committed professionals who can offer community and support.