Children & Young Adult Counselors

Becky Davis
Becky DavisWomen, Teens, Young Adults (ages 12+)
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
– Parenting/Codependency
Kelly Franco
Kelly FrancoGirls, 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
– Depression
– Anxiety
Jamie Martinez
Jamie MartinezChildren, 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
Juan Medina
Juan MedinaYoung Adults, and Men (ages 14+)
Juan is originally from California, but since 2005 he has considered Arizona as his second home. He currently lives in Tucson with his wife and children. Despite struggles as a youth, Juan has felt the Lord’s presence from a very young age and at the age of 21, dedicated his life to serving the Lord. This calling has manifested itself in various ways regarding his pursuits in education and ministry. Juan has a Bachelor’s in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of the Teresianum and a Master’s Degree in Sacred Scripture from Mount Angel Seminary. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership in Christian Ministry at Grand Canyon University. In addition, he is a certified biblical counselor with the Academy of Biblical Counseling. For the last 20 years, Juan has been blessed with the opportunity to serve men and women of all ages through education, pastoral counseling, youth and young adult ministry, marriage prep and counseling, as well as leading prayer groups. He looks forward to accompanying you in your journey of welcoming the Lord guided by Luke 24:15, “As they were talking and discussing, the Lord drew near and walked with them.”
Specialty Areas:
– Teens, young adults and Men
– Pastoral Counseling
– Leaders in Ministry
– Premarital Counseling
– New Believers
– Identity in Christ
– Bilingual (English/ Spanish)
Caroline McCarty
Caroline McCartyChildren (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
Jessica Mims
Jessica MimsChildren (ages 3-12) Women 13+
Jessica is a certified Biblical Counselor who holds an Associates of Science in Clinical Research. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Religious Studies, with the long-term goal of achieving her Masters in Aging. From an early age the Lord instilled in her a heart of caring for others. She was a foster parent with Christian Family Care for over 7 years, and has raised eight children, birth and adopted. She has experience and training in Reactive Attachment disorder, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Jessica has served in the Children’s Ministry, as well teaching, coordinating, and leading children in prayer. Jessica serves alongside her husband in her local church as a small group leader and coach and is currently a Licensed Certified Nurse’s Assistant for Hospice. “Allen and I have the tools to get off the “crazy cycle” in marriage,” Jess says, “as well as knowing how to build your marriage from the ground up through God’s Word.”

Specialty Areas:
– Marriage
– Women, Young Adults, Single Moms
– Predisposed children to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Reactive Attachment Disorder, – ADHD, Emotional
– Disorders, and Abuse
– Parenting
– Blended Families
– Identity in Christ

 Dawn Marie Shafe
Dawn Marie ShafeWomen, Young Adults (ages 18+)
Dawn Marie has been married for twenty three years, proud mom of four and five precious grandchildren. Dawn is a certified biblical counselor who has an affinity for helping women of all ages navigate relationships, find hope in abusive situations, break trauma cycles, and make their way out of darkness and into the light. In addition to being a biblical counselor, Dawn spent a number of years as the director of marketing for the large imaging company she owned, is a certified life coach, and is also a licensed real estate agent. She feels God has called her to counseling. Having been saved by biblical principles and a strong relationship with God, she has a heart to help others. Dawn strongly desires to lead women into a relationship with God, find healing in biblical truths, unlock their potential, and learn the freedom that comes from learning that where you are today isn’t where you have to stay. God never wastes a hurt. Together we can work through what you are going through and God can use this as a part of your story.
Specializes in:
– Domestic Abuse
– Blended Families
– Marriage
– Abandonment
– Overcoming Adversity

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Counseling sessions start at $85/hour. As a Christ-centered Biblical Counseling Center, insurance carriers will not cover our services. Consequently, we do not accept insurance for payment.