The storms of life can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to face these storms alone. Our compassionate, Christian counselors are here to support you on the journey. Walking alongside our clients is one of our greatest joys, as each individual story matters.

Our certified Biblical counselors are trained to offer hope and freedom that only Jesus can bring. We have professionals who offer marriage and pre-marital counseling, as well as individual counseling for men, women, teens, youth, and children. Our counselors are prepared to help with issues of trauma, alcoholism and other addictions, identity, anxiety, depression and just about everything in between.

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Dr. Deb Waterbury
Dr. Deb WaterburyCounselor, Women and Marriage (ages 18 and up)
Dr. Deb Waterbury is the CEO of The Answer: A Biblical Counseling Center in Tucson, Arizona, and holds a Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Expository Studies. Dr. Deb is also the CEO of The Academy of Biblical Counseling ( ), has authored 15 books ( ), and is the Founder/CEO of Project Malonda, a program providing business education and training to impoverished women in Malawi, Africa ( ). Dr. Deb hosts two shows, “Real Life with Deb Waterbury” and “Get Real with Deb Waterbury,” which appear on her YouTube channel and on iTunes and Spotify. With close to 20 years of experience in teaching, writing, and counseling, Dr. Deb offers hope that is real and solutions that are sustainable.
Specializing in:
-Women, 18+
-Identity in Christ
-Sexual/Emotional Trauma
-Becoming a Godly Wife
Lt. Col. Jeff Waterbury
Lt. Col. Jeff WaterburyCounselor, Men and Marriage (ages 18 and up)
Lt. Col. Jeff Waterbury lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his wife, Dr. Deb Waterbury. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s in Aeronautical Management. He has been a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force and the Arizona Air National Guard for 37 years before retiring in November, 2021. He and Dr. Deb have been in ministry together for the better part of their 37-year marriage, focusing on men, women, and marriage. Jeff has been counseling men for many years, as well as leading many bible studies and serving as an elder at his local church.
Specializing in:
-Men, 18+
-Identity in Christ
-Purpose Seeking
-Becoming a Godly Husband
Miles Waterbury
Miles WaterburyCounselor, Men: Veteran support, addiction, and kinetic (fitness) therapy (ages 16 and up)
Miles is a proud United States Marine having served in Southern California and a tour in Afghanistan. He received his BA in Sports and Business Marketing from the University of Arizona and an MA in Business Management and Leadership from the Western Governor’s University. Miles is a certified Biblical counselor, specializing as an addiction specialist and ministry to veterans. He is also a fitness expert, incorporating kinetic therapy into his sessions when he can. “I’ve seen and tasted the truth of Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior of my life,” Waterbury says. “Through His grace and power, I’ve overcome the bondage of alcohol addiction, fear and crippling anxiety.”
Specializing in:
-Men, 16+
-Veteran Support
-Kinetic Therapy
Jamie Randall
Jamie RandallCounselor, Children and Adolescents (ages 10-35)
Jamie is a certified Biblical Counselor who holds a Bachelors of Science in Special and Elementary Education. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Psychology in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. Jamie also holds certifications in Mental Health First Aid, Personal Training, Holistic Nutrition, Healthy Eating for Weight loss, and Kinesiology. She is the host of Living Loved the Podcast which can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Anchor. Jamie is a worship director and youth mentor and has over 10 years of experience of working with individuals with Autism and various intellectual and emotional disabilities. Jamie offers hope to those who have felt the impact of diagnoses and leads youth and young adults to finding their identity in Jesus.
Specializes in:
– Victims of sexual abuse
– Individuals battling depression/suicidal behaviors
– Individuals with special needs (mild-severe)
– Identity
– Holistic Biblical Counseling
Linda Floyd
Linda FloydCounselor, Women (ages 18 and up)
Linda, a retired teacher, lives in Tucson with her husband and grandson. She received a BA degree from Spring Arbor College, majoring in English and education. She completed her Master’s degree in education at the U of A and earned an Associate degree from Fountain gate School of Revival. She and her husband, Jim, are leaders in Family Foundations International, a ministry focused on imparting the power of blessing in families, and providing ministry for wounded, hurting individuals who haven’t received that blessing. They are trainers in the ministry, training leaders to minister in the Jesus Wonderful Counselor process, and to develop local teams. The Floyds travelled extensively as FFI School of Ministry Directors in the USA, raising up ministry leaders in the USA and training leaders from other nations at FFI Schools of Ministry and Personal Transformation. Linda is involved in leadership in her church women’s group and in Fountain gate Revival Center, Tucson. She continues to have a heart for hurting people, especially women who struggle with not knowing who they are in Christ, held back by wounds and traumas from their past. She is convinced, based on the Word of God and her own experience, that freedom and hope are available, and that God does turn the curses from the past into the blessing that He intended for His beloved daughters and sons to experience.
Becky Davis
Becky DavisCounselor, Women, Teens, Young Adults (ages 12 and up)
Becky is a native Tucsonian that has been happily married for over 20 years and is the mother of 2 beautiful young adults. Becky is a certified biblical counselor, specializing in women of all ages. Becky earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona and has over 20 years of teaching experience. She has been actively involved in leading women and children to Christ, since 2009. Becky has discipled many women through small groups, retreat coordinating and speaking. Becky has served in children’s ministry through preaching, coordinating and leading a curriculum writing team. Becky wrote a curriculum that was included in the 2018 Gospel Publishing House series of The League of Investigators: The Holy Spirit in Me.
Becky believes in the process of Biblical Counseling because it changed her life. While working with a Biblical Counselor Becky gained a brand new understanding of Scripture and saw God through a new lens. She built a personal relationship with Jesus and experienced complete freedom from the strongholds of this world. “When you live a new life of freedom and transformation, you can’t keep it to yourself. I am honored that I get to lead others into discovering The Answer.”
Specializing in:
-Women, Teens, Young Adults (ages 12 and up)
-Relationship with Christ
-Identity in Christ
-New Believers
Erik Michaud
Erik MichaudCounselor, Men, Teens, Young Adults (ages 15-35)
Erik has been a counselor and mentor to youth and young adults in various capacities for many years. Erik completed a three-year internship at a local church with an emphasis on serving young adults where his heart grew for people. He then worked in a crisis management roll within foster and group home care before becoming a counselor. Erik is a certified biblical counselor and is pursuing his MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma. He is also the head basketball coach at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, Go Lions! Erik wholeheartedly believes that no matter what you’ve gone through or what you are going through, healing and peace are meant for everyone.
Specializes in:
– Struggles with Depression/Anxiety
– Knowing Identity and Finding Purpose
– Self Harm
– Past or Present Trauma/AbuseMore
Marysol Malo
Marysol MaloSpanish Speaking Counselor, Women (ages 18 and up)
Marysol is married for 23 years to Andrés, and they have three beautiful children: Paz, Jesús, and Sofi. Marysol earned her Master’s degree in Higher Education from Universidad del Valle de México in the city of Querétaro, her native city. She obtained a Certification in Gestalt Psychotherapy in 1997, leaving her with more questions than answers about the identity and purpose in life of human beings.
At the end of 2007, Marysol with her family, migrated from Ecuador, the native country of Andrés, to the United States where they were invited by Family Foundations as missionaries and Coordinators to the Hispanics in the US. They have been trained to be trainers of leaders to minister in the Jesus Wonderful Counselor process. Marysol and Andrés have conducted many life-changing events focused on personal transformation, imparting the power of blessing in families, and restoring the value of covenant in marriage. Marysol has a heart to see every believer in Christ develop deep intimacy with Him, walking in the freedom of who they are in Him, impacting the world around them.
Bio (Español)
Marysol está casada desde hace 23 años con Andrés, y tienen tres hermosos hijos: Paz, Jesús y Sofi. Marysol obtuvo su Maestría en Educación Superior de la Universidad del Valle de México en la ciudad de Querétaro, su ciudad natal. Obtuvo una Certificación en Psicoterapia Gestalt en 1997, que la dejó con más preguntas que respuestas sobre la identidad y el propósito de la vida del ser humano. A finales del 2007, Marysol con su familia emigraron del Ecuador, el país natal de Andrés, a los Estados Unidos al ser invitados por Family Foundations como misioneros y coordinadores para los Hispanos para ministrar el proceso de Jesús Maravilloso Consejero. Marysol y Andrés han dirigido muchos eventos enfocados en la transformación personal, impartir el poder de la bendición y restaurar el valor del pacto en el matrimonio. Marysol tiene pasión de ver que cada creyente en Jesús tenga una profunda intimidad con Él, caminando cada día en la libertad de quiénes son en Él e impactando el mundo que los rodea.
Kelly Franco
Kelly FrancoCounselor, Girls and Women (ages 10 – 25)
Kelly is a wife and mother of two teenage boys, one who attends the University of Arizona and the other in high school at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy. Kelly is a certified Biblical Counselor who earned her Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and Communications from the University of Oregon and received her Life Coaching certification from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Kelly is currently pursuing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Southwest. Kelly has been informally mentoring and counseling teenagers for the past few years and has found a passion in doing so. Kelly believes our youth are the heart and soul of this broken world we live in and feels that with God’s love, support, and guidance, struggling adolescents can heal from their pains and find worth in their lives.
Specializes in:
-Adolescent/Teenage Girls
-Behavior and Emotional Problems
-Parent/Teen Relationships
-Life Transitions
Teri McGee
Teri McGeeCounselor, Women (ages 18 and up)
Teri is a Certified Biblical Counselor who has been involved with women’s ministry for over 32 years. She spent most of her adult life in Washington State where she began her ministry in training and equipping women in God’s word, then moved to Tucson twelve years ago.
She has mentored and discipled women in their pursuit of Christ, led bible studies, as well as served on women’s ministry councils. She has served in prayer ministry at several churches and led small groups.
Teri has a passion for God and the truth of His Word. It is her desire that women know the character and attributes of God that will help set them free to become the women God has created them to be. She believes that no matter what has happened to us along the road of life, God not only has the answer, but He is the answer to all the trials, afflictions and pain we experience.
Teri recently retired, spending the last 36 years operating two business she had established and owned. She sees her retirement as a wonderful opportunity to spend even more time ministering to and with women.
Specializing In:
– Individuals Experiencing Grief (Loss, Trauma, Sexual Abuse)
– Individual Dealing With Anxiety and or Depression
– Individuals Struggling With Self Worth or Identity
– Individuals Desiring A Closer Walk With God
Caroline McCarty
Caroline McCartyCounselor, Children (ages 4-11)
Caroline is a small business owner of her own Physical Education program for the homeschool community in Tucson and Sahuarita, working with children and teens 4-18 years of age. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science from Biola University, earning a degree in Applied Psychology with an emphasis on Biblical studies. Caroline has been working with children for over 10 years in various capacities, whether teaching them, caring for them, or discipling them. She is a certified Biblical counselor under Dr. Deb Waterbury. Caroline holds a strong passion to bring the truth of God’s word to children who are hurting and struggling, and therefore bring healing to them and hope to their family. She believes with the truth of God’s word freedom will be found, and children can therefore be empowered to walk confidently in knowing who they are in Christ, and in turn bring hope to others as they get older and walk in the full purpose God has for them.
Specializes in:
-Growing Relationship with Christ
-Knowing Identity in Christ
-Sexual and Emotional Abuse/Trauma
-Behavior and Emotional Problems
Genetta Holt
Genetta HoltBible Studies Coordinator
Genetta Holt is the Bible Study Coordinator at The Answer, coordinating and teaching Bible Studies for the Center. She is a certified Biblical Counselor with a Master’s degree in Communication and over 30 years teaching experience in colleges and universities around the nation. During the last decade, her gift of teaching has been focused on guiding women through the study of God’s Word so that they apply Biblical truths to whatever stage of life they are experiencing. Over the years she has served in a variety of local Christian organizations including Casas Christian School, Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, Young Life, and in her own church, The Journey. Besides teaching, she is passionate about ministry to the adult special needs community and directs a ministry for that population at Journey Church. Genetta’s desire is that all believers live in the reality of Matthew 11:28-29, entering Jesus’ rest, the unforced rhythms of His grace, and living life as His Beloved. “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

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