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My Story

I'm a wife, a farmer's daughter and a creative boy's mom.  I have been investing in individuals and families for nearly 16 years. I have experience as a consultant, social worker, parent educator, supervisor, children's minister, curriculum trainer, pastor's wife and program coordinator.  

I am passionate about impacting lives, partnering with others, and equipping those I serve to live a life of vitality.  One of my favorite quotes : 

Man (or woman) fully alive is the glory of God.  - St. Irenaeus

My Education

I received a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Taylor University.  I am a certified Family Developmental Specialist through the Iowa School of Social Work.  My education and experience have included a special focus working with relational and family dynamics, life changes/transitions, emotional challenges, human growth and development, trauma, grief, and spirituality.  While I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology, I am not a licensed professional counselor for the state of Arizona and I am not accepting insurance at this time.

My Areas of Specialization

  • women experiencing change or major transitions in life

  • anxiety 

  • grief, abandonment, loss

  • relationship concerns

  • marriage and family issues

  • children and teens

  • major life cycle transitions

  • unexpected events

  • ministers and ministry families 

  • depression

  • dealing with a chronic illness

  • abuse and trauma

  • self esteem

  • career issues

  • premarital counseling

  • and spirituality.

Call or email me and we can schedule a time to meet.  

Mary Ashworth, MACP

                 email: ashworthcounseling@gmail.com                  

phone: 623.738.6802