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. Chris Stravitsch, D.Min, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Dr. Chris Stravitsch, D.Min, LPC-S, LMFT-S

President and Founder

Meet Dr. Chris

Dr. Chris Stravitsch is the President and Founder of Rejoice Counseling Apostolate. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor. 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 

Christ the Redeemer, Houston
St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Katy
St. Cyril of Alexandria, Houston

Larry Freeney, Jr., PhD (cand.), LPC Intern; Supervised by Cheryl Ivory, LPC-S and Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Larry Freeney, Jr., PhD (cand.), LPC Intern; Supervised by Cheryl Ivory, LPC-S and Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Larry

Larry is a Parish Counselor who is completing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Sam Houston State University. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, he receives supervision from Cheryl Ivory, M.A., LPC-S and Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Christianity (2014) and a Master of Arts in Counseling (2016) at Houston Baptist University. Read Larry’s full bio

Locations

St. James the Apostle, Spring
St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spring
St. Mary Magdalene, Humble
St. Michael the Archangel, Houston
Sts. Simon and Jude, The Woodlands

Janet Sturtz, MA, MSW, LCSW

Janet Sturtz, MA, MSW, LCSW

Parish Counselor

Janet Sturtz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience as a therapist. She has a Masters in Spanish Literature from Kent State University (Ohio) and a Masters is Social Work from the University of South Florida (Tampa). She counsels individuals, couples, and families in both English and Spanish.

Janet Sturtz es una trabajadora social clínica licenciada con más de 20 años de experiencia como terapeuta. Tiene una maestría en literatura española de Kent State University (Ohio) y una maestría en trabajo social de University of South Florida (Tampa). Janet ofrece el servicio de consejería a individuos, parejas y familias en dos idiomas, Ingles y Español. 

Read Janet's full bio.

Locations / Localizada en:

Christ the Redeemer, Houston
St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Katy

Linda Refice Peters, MA, LPC, NCC, NCSC

Linda Refice Peters, MA, LPC, NCC, NCSC

Parish Counselor

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 Catholic Community, 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

Laura Aguirre, MA, LPC

Laura Aguirre, MA, LPC

Parish Counselor

Meet Laura

Laura Aguirre is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University. She counsels individuals, couples, and families in both English and Spanish.

Laura es una Consejera Profesional con Licencia. Ella logro su bachillerato de ciencia de psicología y su maestría de arte en consejería clínico en salud mental de la universidad de Sam Houston State. Laura ofrece el servicio de consejería a individuos, parejas y familias en dos idiomas, Ingles y Español. 

Read Laura's full bio

Locations

St. Jerome Catholic Church, Houston
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Humble
Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, The Woodlands

Kelsey Johnson, MA, NCC, LPC Intern; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Kelsey Johnson, MA, NCC, LPC Intern; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Kelsey

Kelsey is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, D.Min, LPC-S, LMFT-S. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University with minors in Neuroscience and Religious Studies (2015) and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a certificate in Christian Counseling (2018). Read full bio.

Locations 

Christ the Redeemer, Houston
Most Holy Trinity, Angleton
St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Katy
St. Cyril of Alexandria, Houston
St. John the Baptist, Alvin

Gary Russell, MA, LPC Intern; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Gary Russell, MA, LPC Intern; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Gary

Gary is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S. He completed a Master of Arts in Counseling at Houston Baptist University. In counseling, Gary addresses depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, addictions, emotional abuse, marital healing and enrichment, divorce distress and recovery, parenting, and authentic masculinity from a Catholic perspective. He works with adults, youth, couples, and families. Read full bio.

Locations 

St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, Houston
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Downtown Houston

Lauren Guido; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Lauren Guido; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor Student Intern

Meet Lauren

Lauren Guido is a graduate intern working towards a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. She is currently gaining professional counseling experience in our Practicum & Internship Student Program, which aims to form the next generation of Catholic counselors. She receives counseling supervision from Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S. Lauren earned a Bachelor of Arts in Catholic Theology from the University of Dallas (2015). In counseling, Lauren can address depression, anxiety, self-esteem, addictions, emotional abuse, relationships, marriage and family life, and more. Read full bio.

Locations 

Christ the Redeemer, Houston
St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Katy
St. Michael the Archangel, Houston

Allison Woolford, LCDC Intern, Parish Counselor Student Intern

Allison Woolford, LCDC Intern, Parish Counselor Student Intern

Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Meet Allison

Allison Woolford graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University and is a counseling student working toward completing her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through the University of West Alabama. She is currently gaining professional counseling experience in our Practicum & Internship Student Program, which aims to form the next generation of Catholic counselors. Read Allison's full bio

Locations

St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, Houston
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Houston

Claudia Calero, Parish Counselor Student Intern

Claudia Calero, Parish Counselor Student Intern

Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Meet Claudia

Claudia Calero is a graduate intern working towards a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Certified School Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Houston-Victoria Katy campus. She is currently gaining professional counseling experience in our Practicum & Internship Student Program, which aims to form the next generation of Catholic counselors.
Read Claudia's full bio

Locations

Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Spring
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, Houston
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, Katy

Eileen Borski, Parish Counselor Student Intern

Eileen Borski, Parish Counselor Student Intern

Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Meet Eileen

Eileen Borski is a graduate intern working towards a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University. She is currently acquiring professional counseling experience in our Practicum & Internship Student Program, with the goal of becoming an effective Catholic counselor. Read Eileen's full bio

Locations 

Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, 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 the Archangel Catholic Church
1801 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056

St. Joseph Catholic Church
1505 Kane Street, Houston, TX 77007

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church
11507 Huffmeister Road, Houston, TX 77065

HUMBLE

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
527 South Houston Avenue, Humble, TX 77338

SPRING & THE WOODLANDS

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

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

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

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

ALVIN
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
110 E. South Street, Alvin, TX 77511

ANGLETON
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church
1713 North Tinsley Street, Angleton, TX 77515

BAY AREA
1120 NASA Pkwy, Suite 220H, Houston, TX 77058
View our Bay Area page here

KATY
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church
5356 Eleventh Street, Katy, TX 77493
View our Katy page here

Bay Area location: Thomas Kasper, LPC

 

 

www.CatholicCounselingBayArea.com

Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Community: Parish Counseling

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

St. Joseph Catholic Church

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

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

St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

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

St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

St. James the Apostle Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

St. Jerome Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church: Parish Counseling

It was reassuring to have our counselor lead us in prayer.

Rejoice Client

Houston

Real people, Real results.

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

Houston