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 

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

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC

Parish Counselor and Parish Services Director

 

Meet Nick

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nick is a Parish Counselor and our Parish Services Director. 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. He has also completed the level 1 Gottman training in marriage counseling. He counsels individuals, couples, and families. Read Nick's full bio

Locations 

Most Holy Trinity, Angleton
St. John the Baptist, Alvin
St. Michael the Archangel, Houston
St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spring
Sts. Simon & Jude, The Woodlands

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.

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.

Read Laura's full bio

Locations

Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Spring
St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, Spring
St. Jerome Catholic Church, Houston
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Humble
Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, The Woodlands

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

Now accepting insurance

Thomas can accept BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and Beacon health insurance.

Location

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

Larry Freeney, Jr., MA, LPC Intern; Supervised by Cheryl Ivory, LPC-S

Larry Freeney, Jr., MA, LPC Intern; Supervised by Cheryl Ivory, LPC-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Larry

Larry is a Parish Counselor working towards his full licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, he receives off-site counselor supervision from Cheryl Ivory, M.A., LPC-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. Currently, Larry is working towards a Ph.D. in Counselor Education at Sam Houston State University. Read Larry’s full bio

Locations

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

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 

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Angleton
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, Katy
St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, Houston

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
1801 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056

HUMBLE

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

SPRING & THE WOODLANDS

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

St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church
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

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

SAN ANTONIO
View our San Antonio 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

San Antonio location: Jeannette Santos, LPC, LMFT

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

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