Welcome – Your Journey to Joy Begins Here!

We want you to celebrate your life. But we understand that emotional pain and broken relationships can steal your joy.  So, if you are in need of professional counseling for emotional, psychological, or relationship healing then you have come to the right place. As Catholic counselors, we will journey with you towards healing, stronger relationships, and the true joy that comes from our Loving God.

 

Meet the Rejoice Counselors serving Greater Houston

Dr. Christopher J. Stravitsch, D.Min, LPC, LMFT

Dr. Christopher J. Stravitsch, D.Min, LPC, LMFT

Meet Dr. Chris

Dr. Chris Stravitsch is the President and Founder of Rejoice Counseling Apostolate. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He earned a Doctor of Ministry from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and a dual degree in Pastoral Counseling from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, which consisted of a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and M.A. in Pastoral Ministry. Chris oversees the counseling services that Rejoice Counseling Apostolate provides to Catholic parishes throughout the Greater Houston area and San Antonio. Read full bio

Locations 

St. Bartholomew the Apostle (Katy)
St. Cyril of Alexandria (west Houston)
St. Jerome (west Houston)

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC Intern

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC Intern

 

Meet Nick

Nick is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern receiving off-site supervision by Nick Lopez, MA, LPC-S. He earned a Master of Education in Counseling (2011) from The University of Houston-Victoria and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2005) while studying at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Additionally, Nick has attended graduate courses in Catholic Theology at the Augustine Institute in Denver. Read Nick's full bio

Locations 

St. Ignatius of Loyola (Spring) - temporarily onsite at Christ the Good Shepherd (Spring)

Diane Nuar, MA, LPC

Diane Nuar, MA, LPC

 

Meet Diane

Diane Nuar is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Houston, a Master of Arts in Education from Abilene Christian University, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from LeTourneau University. Read Diane’s full bio

Locations

St. Michael Catholic Church (Houston)
St. James the Apostle Catholic Church (Spring)

Thomas Kasper, LPC

Thomas Kasper, LPC

Meet Thomas

Thomas Kasper is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology (2013) from the University of Houston – Clear Lake (UHCL) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing (2009) from Texas A&M University.

Thomas works with clients on a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors with adolescents, adults, and couples. He has published research on internet pornography in psychology journals. Thomas is also trained in EMDR (Eye-movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to help process traumatic events.
Read Thomas' full bio

Location

Bay Area Houston
1120 NASA Pkwy, Suite 220H
Houston, TX 77058

Derlyn Rhoades, MA, LPC Intern

Derlyn Rhoades, MA, LPC Intern

Supervisor: Julie Jones, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Meet Derlyn

Derlyn is a Licensed Profession Counselor Intern, receiving off-site supervision from Julie Jones PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S. She earned both her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2016) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2014) from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio. Read Derlyn's full bio

Locations

St. Cyril of Alexandria (Houston)
Christ the Good Shepherd (Spring)
Sts. Simon and Jude (The Woodlands)

Linda Refice Peters, MA, LPC, NCC, NCSC

Linda Refice Peters, MA, LPC, NCC, NCSC

Meet Linda

Linda is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and National Certified School Counselor. She earned her Masters in Counseling and Personal Development from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
Read Linda's full bio

Locations

Christ the Good Shepherd (Spring)

Ivan Navarro, MA, LPC Intern

Ivan Navarro, MA, LPC Intern

 

Meet Ivan

Ivan is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern receiving off-site supervision from Nick Lopez, MA, LPC-S. He earned a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling (2016) from Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire. Before earning his Master’s degree, while living in Europe, Ivan received an S.T.B. degree in Theology (2013) from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (2007) from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. Ivan speaks fluently English, Spanish, and Italian. Read Ivan's full bio

Iván completó su maestría de consejería de salud mental (2016) en la Universidad Rivier del estado de New Hampshire. Antes de conseguir esta maestría, mientras vivía en Europa, Iván obtuvo un grado de teología católica (2013) de la Universidad Pontificia Gregoriana en Roma, Italia. Él también recibió y obtuvo un grado de comunicación social (2007) de la Universidad de Saint Thomas en Houston, Texas. Iván habla con fluidez y claridad el inglés, el español, y el italiano.  Read Ivan's full bio

 

Susan Quiñones, LMSW

Susan Quiñones, LMSW

 

Meet Susan

Susan is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She earned a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Social Work from Southern CT State University. Susan speaks English and Spanish.

Susan es una trabajadora social licenciada con maestría. Ella ganó una Maestría en Trabajo Social y un Grado Bachiller en Trabajo Social. Susan habla inglés y español.

Read Susan's full bio

Locations

Sts. Simon and Jude (The Woodlands)

Life is Beautiful

See Our Locations Near You

HOUSTON

St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church 10503 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX  77042

St. Jerome Catholic Church  8825 Kempwood Dr, Houston, TX  77080

St. Michael Catholic Church 1801 Sage Rd, Houston, TX  77056

KATY

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church 5356 Eleventh Street, Katy, TX 77493

View our Katy page here

BAY AREA

Bay Area, 1120 NASA Pkwy, Suite 220H, Houston, TX 77058

SPRING & THE WOODLANDS

Christ the Good Shepherd 18511 Klein Church Rd, Spring, TX 77379

St. Ignatius of Loyola  7810 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, Texas 77379

St. James the Apostle  22800 Aldine Westfield, Spring, TX 77373

Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church 26777 Glen Loch Dr,  Spring, TX 77381

St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church 10503 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX  77042

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church 5356 11th Street Katy, TX 77493

St. Jerome Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

Bay Area location: Thomas Kasper, LPC

St. Michael Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Community: Parish Counseling

St. James the Apostle Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

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When I started seeing my counselor at Rejoice Counseling Apostolate I felt lost. After my sessions, I felt like I had been given direction and a lot of support. Rejoice client

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