Professional Counseling Can Bring You Healing and Better Relationships.

Begin Your Journey to Joy Today.

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

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


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


Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, Houston
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Angleton
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, Katy
St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, 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 Level 2 Gottman training in marriage counseling. He counsels individuals, couples, and families. Read Nick's full bio


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

Celebrate Love, Celebrate God

There's a lot we can do for you

See Our Locations Near You

Joyful, skilled, encouraging counselors await you!

St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church


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

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church

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

St. Jerome Catholic Church

St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church

Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church

Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church

St. James the Apostle Catholic Church

Bay Area: Rejoice Counselor location


St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church

San Antonio: Rejoice Counselor location

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church