Gini Larsen received her counseling certification from the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC, 2007) and she has been counseling women for more than eighteen years. In addition to her biblical counseling certification, her educational background also includes a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University and a graduate certificate from The Institute at EVBC. She has an undergraduate degree in Special Education with an emphasis on learning and emotional disabilities. Gini currently works as an Adoption Specialist for Christian Family Care Agency. She has also been a frequent speaker at churches and organizations in Arizona since 1998. Gini is a regular speaker for Stonecroft Ministries and teaches Woman’s Bible studies for her home church and in the Phoenix area. Gini is married to Larry, a C.P.A. who specializes in non-profit corporations. The Larsen’s have been blessed with five children ages 20 -26 years old.
Stephen E. Browning M.Ed., C.L.C.
Men & Couples Counselor
M.Ed. degree in Counseling/Human Relation; Bachelor Degree in Sociology / Nonprofit Administration; Certificate in Biblical Counseling - American Assoc. of Christian Counselors, Bible College Certification leading to a Pastoral Ordination and Life Coach Certification completed in 2015,. Currently serves as a board member of SonRise Faith Community Center Ministry and with Fathers & Families Coalition of America. Professional interest and passions include biblical teaching, leadership development, strengthening families, specifically the role of the father and marriages, and advocating for special needs children. Is a Assistant Director of a family service agency in current full time employment, and formerly as a State Director of Foster Care Services for Christian Family Care Agency. Previous experiences have included residential treatment program counselor, group home parent and manager for at-risk adolescent boys; a campus supervisor for a children’s residential treatment center; community initiative project leader, manager of volunteerism and state faith initiatives; and fathers & family advocacy. Life Goal: To be a catalyst for the restoration of Healthy Parenting, Family Life and related Social Policies, via Teaching, Speaking, Coaching/Consultation & Leadership.
Marybeth Steigenga, PhD
Dr. Marybeth Steigenga, PhD has a Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Christian Counseling from Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA . She is currently specializing in women’s issues, couples counseling and relationship issues. She has a passion for helping women discover freedom from their past and pointing them toward God who has the plan for their future. Marybeth was formerly the Director of a Christian Counseling center in Florida. Currently she works as a Pregnancy Counselor at Christian Family Care Agency, working with women dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Dr. Steigenga enjoys teaching and will be hosting classes and seminars for women and couples at Biblical Hope Counseling Center.
Canela Hoffman, MMHC
Canela Hoffman has her masters in Mental Health Counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA. Her previous experience includes eight years working with children and their families in a therapeutic and clinical capacity; but also in the foster care setting. She spent three years working in a outpatient mental health clinic in Brighton, MA, providing individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Canela values the importance of being able to have a space for others to wrestle through difficult moments in life, and discover how God is with them in the process; and finding tools for their journey.
Tiffany Meade received her biblical counseling certification from the Association of Biblical Counselors and will soon be working on her Life Coaching certification. She specializes in counseling teen girls and young women and serves in the middle school and high school ministry at her church. Tiffany’s goal is to help these girls recognize how much they are loved by our amazing God and to assist them in navigating through some of life’s challenges. She is both a mom and stepmom to four awesome kids and is happily married.
Biblical Hope Counseling 1206 E Warner Road Suite 101N Gilbert, AZ 85296 (Warner Rd between Val Vista and Lindsay)
Partner Churches & Ministries
Biblical Hope Counseling is honored to work in conjunction with many area churches to provide counseling and educational support. Some of these churches and organizations include:
Choices Pregnancy Centers of Phoenix
Redemption Church- Gilbert
Mission Community Church- Gilbert
Desert Palms Church (PCA)- Chandler
Bridgeway Community Church
Sun Valley Community Church-Gilbert
Sun Valley Community Church- Tempe
The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC)