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 counseling options in Tucson, AZ. 

Joshua Tree Counseling is a faith-based group practice, home to a collective of counselors committed to your mental health and healing. We offer both Christian counseling and traditional, non-faith based counseling depending on your preference. As individuals, we are are educated and trained differently and uniquely, with different interests, skills, 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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Joshua Tree Counseling Tucson, AZ
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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.

Joshua Tree Counseling Specialties

PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING

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.

ADDICTION COUNSELING

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.

PASTORAL COUNSELING

Is the Christian faith foundational to who you are? Are you hoping to address your struggle with a believer? Maybe you’ve already worked with you pastor and find yourself in need of more specialized counseling.

Pastoral Counseling is a specialty area at Joshua Tree. Tammy Furrier and Marybeth Steigenga both have extensive training and experience in helping people work through mental health issues from a Christian perspective/worldview. Tammy offers counseling for trauma, sexual abuse/brokenness, and spiritual wounding, as well as other mental health concerns; she works with adults. Marybeth offers counseling for married couples, teen girls, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, life transitions, relational conflict/narsassistic abuse, and spiritual wounding/growth. Both approach counseling from an attachment and trauma-informed perspective.

TRAUMA THERAPY

Trauma comes in many forms, past and present. Childhood trauma for you may have included physical, emotional, verbal and/or sexual abuse. You may not recognize childhood neglect as a trauma because, “I wasn’t hit.” If you were alone and left to care for yourself or your siblings as children, this may be a form of trauma. When things are difficult for children and they can’t make sense of circumstances and relationships because they are confusing, abusive, or unpredictable, children can shift the blame to themselves and adopt the message, “I’m the problem” and then work to solve ‘the problem’ by being better, quieter, smarter, or anticipating a caregiver’s needs to avoid conflict.

Trauma therapy is a specialty area at Joshua Tree Counseling. We approach trauma gently and move through it at your pace. The first priority is always to establish a safe and trusting relationship.

As licensed counselors, Rachel and Shari offer trauma therapy with the most complex forms of trauma, cPTSD, and including dissociative and attachment disorders that can develop early in childhood in response to trauma. As a pastoral counselorTammy approaches trauma through a Biblical lens and uses narrative coaching to help clients heal from sexual abuse and brokenness. Stacy, a licensed counselor, and Marybeth, a pastoral counselor, approach mental health concerns through a attachment-based, trauma-informed lens.

MARRIAGE COUNSELING

Marriage is hard. It isn’t if you’ll struggle, it’s when. Couples often wait until they are in crisis to reach out for professional help. If that’s you, we have counselors with immediate availability. Reach out to us today! Marriage counseling is a specialty area at Joshua Tree Counseling with options to work with a licensed counselor or a pastoral counselor, depending on the depth of your needs and you preferences about whether you want a Christian counseling approach.

Dr. Marybeth Steigenga is a pastoral counselor who helps married couples work through a marriage boot camp to strengthen their marriage, re-connect with one another emotionally and spiritually, and rediscover what makes them unique as a couple.

Dr. Chet Weld is a licensed professional counselor who offers marriage counseling to Christian couples and couples for whom faith is not a priority or a preference. He works with couples to build and grow their relationship while helping them to break conflictual patterns which typically involves resolving family issues with extended family members.

Stacy Roden is a licensed associate counselor who has a passion for marriages and helping couples resolves conflict, looks at underlying issues driving the conflict, and develop a closer connection. Parenting is often one of those underlying issues and Stacy is gifted in working with parenting issues. Stacy offers Christian counseling to couples who prefer this option.

ANXIETY/DEPRESSION

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, 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; 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 while also helping 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.

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Dr. Chet Weld, LPC
Christian Counselor, 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.

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Dana Denney, LPC
Psychotherapist, Licensed

Dana is a licensed psychotherapist who has a passion for working with individuals stuck in the cycle of chemical or behavioral dependency 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.

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Shari Kirschner, LCSW
Trauma Therapist, Licensed

Shari Kirschner is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years experience. She works with clients toward hope and healing from trauma and abuse. She is EMDR trained and uses an integrative approach based on the client's unique needs and goals. As a Christian, Shari is devoted to helping other believers make sense of mental health from a spiritual and Biblical perspective. If faith is not important to you in the counseling experience, Shari offers the same safe and validating relationship which we you can explore psychological distress and learn new coping strategies. Shari treats trauma, depression, anxiety, dissociation, disordered eating, and bullying experiences/relationships.

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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. With couples, Marybeth offers practical strategies to re-connect, communicate, and heal. She works with individuals struggling with anxiety/depression; grief/loss; life transitions; and child/relationship issues from a trauma-informed perspective. 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 also a certified life coach, Enneagram coach, and therapeutic art coach.

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Tammy Furrier, BCPC
Christian Counselor, Pastoral

Tammy is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor and Ordained Chaplain who specializes in Christian counseling with adults - men, women, young professionals, pastor/ministry leaders, and adult children of pastors. As a trauma-informed soul care provider, Tammy works with individuals towards healing from trauma, sexual abuse, sexual brokenness, spiritual wounding and general mental health concerns. She approaches counseling from a faith-based perspective and enjoys working with believers toward their God-given potential. Tammy has been trained by the Allender Center and also uses Neuro Affective Relational Model, and narrative coaching.

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Stacy Roden, LAC
Christian Counselor, Licensed

Stacy is a Licensed Associate Counselor who works with clients struggling with general mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, relational conflict, marital distress, codependency, boundaries, parenting issues, grief and loss, spiritual wounding/faith crises, and trauma. Stacy will help you identify the goals you want to work towards and walk alongside you and gently guide you to where you want to be. She offered Christian counseling to clients who prefer this option.

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Elena Flores, LMSW
Bilingual Therapist, Licensed

Elena is a Licensed Master Social Worker who specializes in helping clients manage symptoms of anxiety and depression by exploring the root of these issues to better understand whether they are stemming from current stressors or childhood experiences. She has a passion for working with new moms, young adults, immigrants, and those from multi-generational households. She will help you learn coping skills She offers Christian counseling to clients who prefer this option.

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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.

Grief Support Group - Next Group Starting September 2022!

Dr. Marybeth Steigenga, BCPC is offering a Christian Grief Support group with the next group beginning in September 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

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