Margaret Franklin, MA
Hi, my name is Maggie and I am a Master's-Level pastoral counselor in Peoria, Arizona. I specialize in helping those struggling with emotional and relational issues. I received my Master of Arts (MA) degree in Pastoral Counseling and Christian Leadership from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development from California State University, East Bay. I am currently a doctoral student at Grand Canyon University and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
I am a native of Southern California, born and raised in Los Angeles, where I lived and worked throughout my early adulthood. I began my educational journey in hopes of working in the medical field. This all changed when I followed the call to ministry in 1975.
My goals were redirected in pursuit of ministerial education and training. A couple of years later, I married my husband of 38 years. Our family has grown with five children, and now seven grandchildren. Over the years, we’ve been involved in church related positions, as well as various business projects and ventures. As associates in ministry, my husband and I pioneered and pastored a church for 15 years in the Inland Empire region of Southern California.
My approach to counseling integrates not just my formal education and training, but also my personal experience that helps me relate to other people's challenges and problems. Helping people achieve a healthy state of well-being and a strong self-image is my primary goal.
I have helped many people better their relationships with significant others, with family members, and with God. I utilize biblical principles and the Lord’s direction to do this. I find that this is an irreplaceable approach to reaching solutions, and brings inner peace and transformation for years to come.