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Whether you are new to the City of Katy or have deep roots in our family-friendly “small town”, Rejoice Counseling Apostolate is here to support your emotional, relational, and psychological health. Our professional counseling services emphasize the value of marriage and family life, encourage personal growth and healing, and are based in traditional Christian and Catholic values. Take a moment to learn about the professional counseling services we can offer you as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors, and then get in touch with us. We want to journey with you to joy.

Meet the Rejoice Counselors serving Katy and West Houston

Liz Bencivengo, MS, LPC Associate, LMFT Associate; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Liz Bencivengo, MS, LPC Associate, LMFT Associate; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Liz

Liz Bencivengo is an LPC Associate and LMFT Associate with an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Houston-Victoria. Liz received her bachelor’s degree in Educational Development from Anahuac University in Mexico, and has a Master’s in Religious Sciences from Universidad Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy.

Liz Bencivengo es LPC Asociada y LMFT Asociada y se graduó de la Universidad de Houston-Victoria con una Maestría en Consejería Clínica de Salud Mental. Liz cursó la carrera de Educación y Desarrollo en la Universidad Anáhuac en la ciudad de México y obtuvo una Maestría en Ciencias Religiosas en la Universidad Regina Apostolorum en Roma, Italia.

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Locations 

St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Katy
St. Frances Cabrini, Houston
St. John the Baptist, Alvin

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

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

Parish Counselor

Meet Lauren

Lauren Guido is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who earned a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. 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. In counseling, Lauren can address depression, anxiety, self-esteem, addictions, emotional abuse, relationships, marriage and family life, and more. Read full bio.

Location

Christ the Redeemer, Houston

Justin Perry, MS, LMFT Associate; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Justin Perry, MS, LMFT Associate; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Justin

Justin Perry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who earned an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Southern Mississippi. He earned a BA in Psychology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville following two years as a seminarian at St. Joseph’s Seminary College in Covington, LA. In counseling, Justin can address anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, family conflict, adolescent behavioral issues and more. Read full bio.

Location

St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Katy

Matthew Pici, M.Ed., LPC

Matthew Pici, M.Ed., LPC

Virtual Counselor

Meet Matt

Matthew Pici is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Houston-Victoria. He is also a certified School Counselor in the State of Texas. He has worked as a Catholic school counselor, principal, campus minister, art teacher, and theology teacher in the past. He counsels individuals, couples, and families. Read full bio.

Janet Sturtz, MA, MSW, LCSW-S

Janet Sturtz, MA, MSW, LCSW-S

Virtual Counselor

Meet Janet

Janet Sturtz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor 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 y supervisora 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. 

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Ashley Hernandez, MS, LMFT-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Ashley Hernandez, MS, LMFT-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Virtual Counselor

Meet Ashley

Ashley Frech Hernandez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. She earned her M.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Our Lady of the Lake University and a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Ashley has experience working as a counselor in catholic schools and at crisis pregnancy centers. She has served both youth and adults in individual, couple, and family settings. She has walked with clients as they navigate through life’s most difficult challenges: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, relational discord, and more. Read full bio.

Ashley Rodriguez; Supervised by Laura Aguirre, LPC

Ashley Rodriguez; Supervised by Laura Aguirre, LPC

Practicum Student

Meet Ashley

Ashley is a Mental Health and Counseling graduate student at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. She is gaining professional counseling experience in our Practicum & Internship Student Program, which aims to form the next generation of Catholic counselors.

Ashley es una estudiante de la Universidad de St. Thomas-Houston que esta estudiando para obtener la maestria en Consejeria y Salud Mental. Read her bio here.

Locations

St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Katy

Raquel Shaw; Supervised by Laura Aguirre, LPC

Raquel Shaw; Supervised by Laura Aguirre, LPC

Practicum Student

Meet Raquel

Raquel is a graduate student studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Houston, where she's training for excellence in professional skill development, theoretical knowledge, personal disposition, and cross-cultural awareness.

Raquel es una estudiante de nivel de maestría que estudia Consejería Clínica de Salud Mental en la Universidad de Houston. Obtuvo una licenciatura en Artes de la Universidad de Houston con especialización en Psicología con una especialización en Desarrollo Humano y Estudios Familiares. Read her bio here.

Locations

St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Katy

Samantha Tavares; Supervised by Larry Freeney, PhD(cand), LPC

Samantha Tavares; Supervised by Larry Freeney, PhD(cand), LPC

Practicum Student

Meet Samantha

Samantha is a graduate student in the Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling program at Lamar University. She has over nine years of previous counseling experience in Brazil, her country of origin, where she earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology. She enjoys working with individuals, as well as families and couples, who are struggling with communication issues, addictions, behavioral problems, grief, and chronic pain.

Samantha es una estudiante en el programa de maestría en el programa de Matrimonio, Parejas y Consejería Familiar en la Universidad de Lamar.  Read her bio here.

Locations

Christ the Redeemer, Houston

Norma Gonzalez; Supervised by Larry Freeney, PhD(cand), LPC

Norma Gonzalez; Supervised by Larry Freeney, PhD(cand), LPC

Practicum Student

Meet Norma

Norma is currently studying counseling mental health with Prairie View University. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Houston, Downtown. In the past, she has worked with children with disabilities as an assistant teacher and hopes to become a licensed practicing counselor. Read full bio.

Location

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, Katy

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