Joshua Tree Counselors

Dr. Marybeth Steigenga, BCPC

Dr Marybeth Steigenga, Board Certified Pastoral Counselor Tucson, AZ

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Dr. Marybeth Steigenga is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor and Certified Christian Life Coach offering Christian counseling and life coaching as part of soul care for individuals, engaged couples, and older teen girls. She is passionate about helping individuals resolve the distress of their current circumstances and develop solutions to set and maintain healthy boundaries, and find healing.

How Can Marybeth Help You?

Are you looking for Christian counseling from a faith-based, Biblical perspective? Do you want a counselor with solid Christian worldview because you, your teen daughter, or your marriage is struggling?

Are you a person of faith, hoping to find healing and hope from a Biblical perspective? Are you looking for the assurance that your Christian beliefs and values, the Bible, and prayer will be central in the counseling process? If so, you may want to consider working with a pastoral counselor trained in the art of counseling from a Biblical perspective and Christian worldview. Marybeth addresses present-day social, emotional, relationship, or spiritual issues through the intentional integration of Biblical principles with general counseling skills.

Marybeth's Approach

Dr. Marybeth Steigenga is ready to walk alongside you and help you grow, reach your goals, or move towards healing. Marybeth works with older teen girls, men, women, and engaged couples (for pre-marital counseling). You’ll find her style of soul care to be compassionate and relational, humorous and authentic; like you’ve known her for years. She strives to make safe and comfortable connections with her clients because she wants you to feel at ease as you work together through your struggles and towards your goals.

Please note: Marybeth is NOT a licensed therapist and does not provide treatment for mental health disorders; she does not diagnose; and she does work with suicidality or propensity to violence (past or present). As an ordained minister of pastoral care, her duties include the intentional integration of faith into counseling for individuals seeking soul care as opposed to traditional therapy. 

You can reach out to Marybeth using the links provided on this page or send her a message.

Random Quote

“Therapy is like a toothbrush. You can’t really put it to use for anybody but yourself.”

— Linda Holmes, Evvie Drake Starts Over

Client Focus

Older Teen Girls 15+
Adults 18+
Engaged Couples


$95 Standard Fee
$125 SYMBIS Intake
Does not accept insurance

Specialty Areas

Relational Issues
Grief and Loss
Anxiety and Depression
Life Transitions
Parent-Teen Issues
Women’s Issues

Counseling Approaches

Present-Future Focused
Biblical/Christian Worldview
Strength Based
Therapeutic Art
Enneagram Coaching
Life Coaching


Board Certified Pastoral Counselor
PhD, Christian Counseling
MS, Professional Counseling
TJ-TA (Taylor Johnson Temperament Analysis) Practitioner
Certified Grief Support Specialist
Certified Life Coach
Certified Enneagram Coach
Certified Therapeutic Art Coach

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. --Hebrews 11:8

Grief & Loss

Most people will experience loss at some point in their lives. Grief is a reaction to any form of loss. Bereavement is a type of grief involving the death of a loved one. Everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time. 

If you have lost someone or something precious, you may wish to seek counseling which can help with any sort of loss, Counseling is an opportunity to explore your feelings and memories without judgment. No loss is too big or too small to warrant support. You do not have to endure your grief alone. 

Grief and spirituality are often intertwined, whether you come from a faith background or not. When someone dies, it’s natural to question the purpose of life, the unfairness of the loss, the presence of a Good God who allows bad things to happen, or feel angry toward God. Part of grief work is expressing these thoughts and feelings with someone who has a depth of understanding about God and the Bible and the mind, trauma, and attachment.

Whether you are questioning your faith as a result of grief or leaning into faith as your strongest resource, soul care may be a good option for you as you walk your grief journey.

Premarital Counseling

Marriage is a wonderful, beautiful, mysterious picture of who God is and what he does for us through the Gospel. What a blessing to have someone who will be by your side no matter what. Sometimes marriage feels like a petri dish, where sin grows into something ugly and destructive. We can be defensive, critical, lacking empathy and downright unloving. Is your marriage horrible? No, but a better question would be: is it centered on and fueled by Jesus? Biblical marriage is centered on being Christ to one another. If you’re looking for Christian marriage counseling in Tucson, you might want to consider pastoral counseling. 


According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 25 percent of U.S. adults struggle with depression, anxiety or some combination of both. In any given year, approximately 6.9 percent of American adults — about 16 million people — live with depression. Approximately 18.1 percent — about 42 million — live with anxiety.  But there is hope!

Counseling can provide you with:  

  • Self-awareness – By uncovering and resolving long-standing issues, you can start to conquer the sources of your anxiety or depression and gain insight into why things are the way they are. 
  • Healthy habits – Counseling teaches you to change your negative thought patterns and replace them with healthy, productive ones.  
  • Coping skills – Counseling can help you develop skills to help deal with your symptoms of anxiety and depression   

Counseling isn’t about venting or providing a quick fix; it’s about working through your problems to find effective, long-term solutions 

On a More Personal Note

Although I was born and raised in Wisconsin, the Arizona desert is truly my home. I have been married for 27 years and have three adult children. Our home is a little piece of land in the middle of the Tucson desert which is where I love  spending my time hanging out with my pack of 9 dogs. I love to read and I love eating out at restaurants and enjoying a delicious meal with my husband, Matt. My favorite self-care strategy is swinging in my hammock chair while enjoying a salted caramel latte!