The Academy of Biblical Counseling is designed to train professional counselors, pastors and ministers, and the everyday person in the principles of encouragement, guidance, and discipleship in all of life's struggles from a Biblical perspective. Graduates will leave with a comprehensive understanding of Biblical Counseling, both in practice and theory. Each student will receive practical tools to use as they help guide others to the only source for healing--God's Word.

"The day that I first walked into Deb Waterbury's office turned out to be the day that I made the best decision of my life. God had led me, with my messiness and brokenness, to a spiritual fitness trainer by bringing me to Dr. Deb. God has led me to an incredibly gifted and godly woman who genuinely cares for her clients. Deb is a safe, loving and wise counselor and extremely knowledgeable of the bible. I feel amazingly blessed to be guided by Dr. Deb on a journey that is ultimately bringing me closer to healing, contentment and a deeper relationship with Jesus."

-Renee Rupp


"I sought biblical counseling for anxiety reasons. Biblical counseling helped me identify lies I believed about myself and my relationship with God. Dr Deb is real, genuine, and asks the right questions that lead to change and healing. My family has benefited from the healing I've experienced. The Holy Spirit works so powerfully through Dr. Deb to ask the right questions and identify the exact issue. I’ve had strongholds that I’ve had for years and years just broken off because she asked the right questions that helped me seek God for the answers."

-Norma Darnell

I have had the most AMAZING experience with Dr. Deb Waterbury & Biblical counseling. It has opened up my eyes and heart to see things through a Godly perspective that I didn’t have before. I’ve learned so much about myself & GOD. The growth that I’ve experienced is beyond measure. I love her. 

-Angelica Bravo

"Dr. Deb has helped me so much in my journey. The tools she used has helped me to understand how to be obedient and how to believe God's truth, not the enemy's lies. The principles and commands of Scriptures have also helped me to learn how to lovingly submit to God's will. I was stuck for so long, and Dr. Deb's mannerisms made me feel safe, and I could be totally open and honest with her, without judgment. God used this experience to change my mind and speak truth to me through her. If you need biblical counseling while struggling with the reality of the world, I would recommend Dr. Deb. She is amazing and I will be forever grateful to her. THANK YOU, DR. DEB!"


-Gloria Gillen



Hi! I'm Dr. Deb Waterbury, and I'm the CEO of "The Answer: A Biblical Counseling Center" in Tucson, AZ.

As an author, speaker, and Biblical Counselor for the last 20 years, I've seen the need in today's world for the "answer," and that is only in the Bible. It's my belief that Biblical Counseling is something all believers should be able to do, and I have designed this school to help those who want to do so professionally, as part of their ministry, or in their everyday lives.

My course promises to be practical and time sensitive, while also giving each participant the overall skills necessary to give help where help is needed.