Marybeth Steigenga, PhD - Soul Care & Christian Life Coaching

Welcome! It’s probably safe to say that because you’re here, something is bothering you and you’re trying to find help. Maybe you need Christian counseling or perhaps Christian life coaching would suit you better. Let’s just jump right and figure it out.C

What's going on?

  • Do you feel stuck in life, a relationship, your career, or your faith?
  • Is anxiety or depression getting in the way of taking steps forward?
  • Are you seeking clarity, direction, or a new path?
  • Do you need to process your feelings or learn better emotional regulation skills?
  • Are you trying to find or end a relationship?
  • Have you suffered a loss? Not sure how to grieve?
  • Are you looking for Christian divorce care?
  • Do you find it challenging to set healthy boundaries?
  • Is your faith in crisis and you need soul care?
  • Would you like to be a better parent or caregiver?
  • Are you struggling and want to move forward but can’t figure out how?
  • Do you need support surviving or transitioning out of a toxic relationship?

Soul care is a term that describes counseling from an intentionally Biblical perspective. Christian Counseling is about processing and exploring your emotions, dysfunctional thinking patterns, and working on problematic behaviors. Soul care is the integration of Biblical truth and principles into the talking and healing process. If you are a person of faith and you’re looking for the assurance that your Christian beliefs and values, the Bible, and prayer will be central in the counseling process, then soul care may be for you. Marybeth offers soul care through Joshua Tree Counseling in Tucson.  Learn More

Christian Counseling can help with:

  • Processing painful or overwhelming emotions
  • Situation anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship wounds
  • Thoughts and emotions driving behavior
  • Premarital readiness
  • Self-awareness and insight
  • Understanding your identity in Christ
  • Sexual intimacy insight and frustration
  • Codependency
  • Spiritual wounding
  • Increasing self-esteem and sense of worthiness
  • Fear of change
  • Dysfunctional thinking
  • Negative core beliefs

A life coach helps people work on an identified problem towards clarity. Christian Life Coaching is about taking actionable steps forward. Coaching is less about processing your feelings and more about working side by side with someone to get to where you want to go. It is goal-drive, homework heavy, and short-term. If you are feeling stuck is a specific area of life and you’re looking for someone to act as a guide while walking with you shoulder to shoulder through the muck, then life coaching may be for you. Marybeth offers life coaching through Now What Coaching.  Learn More

Christian Life Coaching can help with:

  • Life transitions
  • Relationship decisions and improvement
  • Grief & loss
  • Parenting issues
  • Increasing emotional capacity 
  • Spiritual growth & development
  • Professional development
  • Decision-making 
  • Communication skills
  • Coping skills
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Adjustment to change
  • Problematic thinking patterns
  • Friendship strains
  • Health

Meet Marybeth

Marybeth is an educated counselor, certified life coach, and an ordained minister of pastoral care. She offers Christian counseling in a comfortable office setting at Joshua Tree Counseling in Tucson, AZ. She offers life coaching online from the comfort of your space through What Now Coaching. She is ready to walk alongside you and help you heal, grow, gain clarity, and reach your goals. 

Marybeth works with older teens, men, women, grieving couples, and engaged couples. Her approach is compassionate, humorous, genuine, and relatable. Learn more about Marybeth. 


Ordained Minister of Pastoral Care
Board Certified Pastoral Counselor
Certified Professional Life Coach
Certified Wellness Coach
Certified Grief Support Specialist
Certified Enneagram Coach
Certified Therapeutic Art Coach
Gottman Level 1 Practitioner
Prepare and Enrich Facilitator
SYMBIS Facilitator
TJ-TA Facilitator


Doctorate (PhD) – Christian Counseling
Masters (MS) – Professional Counseling

Focus Areas

Grief and Loss
Relationship Issues
Life Transitions
Healthy Boundaries
Increasing Emotional Capacity


Marybeth is an ordained minister of pastoral care. She is not a licesned therapist and does not provide psychotherapy. Marybeth approaches mental health with a  Biblical lens and worldview. She uses the intentional integration of Scripture and Biblical truths into counseling. Learn more about soul care Christian counseling. 

Is grief taking over your ability to function? Have you stuffed grief for so long that it’s now festering? If you would like Christian grief counseling with someone formally trained in counseling and approaches grief from a Christian perspective, Marybeth is ready to join you on this journey. Learn more about Christian grief counseling.

What if you were able to save your marriage before it starts? With Marybeth, premarital counseling begins with SYMBIS assessment and is followed by structured premarital coaching sessions which address hot topic marital issues; attachment; and communication. Learn more about premarital counseling

If you want to move something into forward motion but feel stuck or like you lack the tools to get there on your own, life coaching may be for you. Coaching is structured, focused on goals and outcomes, and intended for anyone ready to make a change. Tackle this with Marybeth! Learn more about Christian life coaching.

In Person Soul Care at Joshua Tree in Tucson, AZ