Marriage Counseling Tucson
If you’ve arrived at this page, perhaps you marriage is probably suffering. We ache with you and want to help restore your relationship to wholeness and health with marriage counseling in Tucson. Before you cut the cake or after, we believe that all couples can benefit from guidance and support from a professional who can help you address and improve in the areas of effective communication, emotional intimacy, conflict management, and attunement to the needs of the other. For those who want Christian marriage counseling (Biblical guidance on marriage and related issues), our counselors are mature believers experienced in the integration of faith, Scripture, and Biblical marriage principles into counseling. If faith is not important to you, we still want to help! Chet and Stacy are licensed counselors who only integrate faith when this is the client’s preference. Learn more about counseling at Joshua Tree when faith isn’t important to you.
Reasons for Seeking Marriage Counseling
- Not communicating well or at all
- Feeling disconnected or distant
- Having nothing in common anymore
- Difficulty with extended family relationships/boundaries
- Disagreement of parenting styles
- Empty nest
- Sexual intimacy issues
- Infidelity/affair recovery
- Loss of a child/miscarriage/infertility
- Grief and Loss
- Adjustment to life transitions (new job, retirement, having a baby, adoption, entering ministry, leaving ministry, etc)
- Transitioning from separation back to living jointly
- Second marriage
- Premarital readiness
- Spiritual mismatch
What to Expect at Joshua Tree
At Joshua Tree, we believe in the unity created through the covenant of marriage and we want to help your relationship get back on the right track, bind the wounds, and help you move towards healing, growth, and vitality. When a relationship feels strained, distressed, or broken, everything else can feel out of sync. Getting help is an honorable and helpful step towards reconnection. Many couples seek help before the house is on fire, so to speak, and find marriage counseling to be immensely successful. When couples seek counseling as a last ditch effort before filing for divorce, counseling can feel like a barefoot battle uphill…in the snow. And the truth is, not all couples are ready for joint marriage counseling. It’s not uncommon at Joshua Tree for our marriage counselors to recommend individual couples in place of or in addition to marriage counseling.
When we marry, we bring our own histories, values, desires, needs, hopes, and dreams to the table and merge these with another. All marriages encounter growing pains. And marriages shift over time. It’s not uncommon to grow apart, wonder what drew you together in the first place, or notice how different you really are from one another. Marriage is a relationship that takes work – commitment, time, and attention. No one gives you a handbook at the alter. We promise do death do us part; for better or worse; in sickness and in health. But then life shows up and complicates these vows. We have kids, or struggle with the realization that we can’t have kids. We encounter financial strain or a mismatch of spending values. Our kids grow up and leave home. We retire. Bumps and turns. For some, marriage gets stronger through adversity; for others adversity causes decay and divisiveness.
If you’re struggling in your marriage, we want to help. Sometimes that means marriage counseling. And sometimes that means seeking individual counseling first. We’ve seen many couples thrive after receiving individual counseling and not even need counseling; some benefit from coming together after individual healing work. One really cool option at Joshua Tree is to coordinate care in house – meaning, if you need individual counseling, you can each see a Joshua Tree Counselor who coordinates care with the other counselor to prepare you for couples counseling.
Listen to Chet talk about marriage counseling.
Wherever your relationship is at, let us help restore your marriage to wholeness. You can learn more about our marriage counselors below or reach out to Kelly, our practice manager, to find the right match.
Marriage Counselors at Joshua Tree
Christian Counselor, Licensed
Accepting New Clients
Couples, Individuals 18+
In Person & Telehealth
Licensed, AZ LPC-1574
Approved Clinical Supervisor
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 works with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, and family-of-origin issues. Chet 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. >> Learn More About Chet
Christian Therapist, 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 is relational, empathetic, intuitive, and helps individuals and couples identify and explore emotions underlying problematic behavior. She offers Christian counseling to clients who prefer this option. She is under the clinical supervision of Shari Kirschner, LCSW. >> Learn More About Stacy
Christian Counselor, Pastoral & Certified Life Coach
Marybeth is a board certified pastoral Counselor and a certified grief support specialist and has a heart for those who are grieving. Marybeth is an ordained minister of pastoral care and has a PhD in Christian counseling. She offers the intentional integration of faith into the counseling and Biblical truths. She offers Christian grief counseling for couples struggling to adjust to, understand, or respond to loss. And she offers Christian premarital counseling/coaching for couples hoping to address issues “before you cut the cake.” Marybeth uses the SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts) assessment/approach for premarital couples. She is also Level I Gottman trained. >> Learn More About Marybeth