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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

Liz Bencivengo, MS, LPC, LMFT

Liz Bencivengo, MS, LPC, LMFT

Parish Counselor

Meet Liz

Liz Bencivengo is an LPC and LMFT 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 y LMFT 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. Read full bio.

Locations Localizada en:

St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Katy
St. Faustina, Fulshear
St. John the Baptist, Alvin

Kathy Garza, M.Ed., LPC-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Kathy Garza, M.Ed., LPC-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Kathy

Kathy is an LPC Associate with an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from University of Texas-Austin and a B.A. in Bilingual Education from University of Houston-Clear Lake. She is also credentialed as a mediator through Travis County Dispute Resolution Center.

Kathy es LPC Asociada y obtuvó una Maestría de Educación en Sicología Educativa de la Universidad de Texas en Austin y también obtuvó una Licenciatura en la Educación Bilingüe de la Universidad de Houston en Clear Lake. Tiene la credencial de mediadora por El Centro de Resolver Disputas del Condado Travis. Read full bio

Locations / Localizada en:

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, Cypress
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, Katy
St. Katharine Drexel, Hempstead

Dr. Jessica Barboza, PhD, LMFT-S

Dr. Jessica Barboza, PhD, LMFT-S

Meet Dr. Barboza

Dr. Barboza is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor. She earned a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Utah State University, and as a clinician she supports individuals, couples, and families in their journeys towards peace and healing. Her approach to therapy is informed by the latest advancements in trauma healing which foster resilience through emotion regulation, meaning-making, and interpersonal resolutions. She is a published author, accomplished speaker, and respected researcher in the field of family bereavement therapy. Read full bio

Location

Laetare Group office, Katy

 

Jairo Suarez, LPC-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Jairo Suarez, LPC-A; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Meet Jairo

Jairo is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who earned an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at University of St. Thomas. He enjoys counseling adolescents, adults, couples and families in areas like parenting, domestic violence education, processing trauma, anger management, self-esteem, and grief.

Jairo es un consejero licensiado profesional asociado con una Maestría en Consejería Clínica de Salud Mental obtenido de la Universidad de Santo Thomas. Jairo tiene experiencia aconsejando adolescentes, adultos, parejas y familias en áreas como crianza de los hijos, educación sobre violencia doméstica, procesamiento de traumas, manejo de la ira, autoestima y duelo. Read his bio here.

Locations Localizada en:

Laetare Group office, Katy

Katie Villarreal | Site Supervisor: Dr. Larry Freeney, PhD, LPC

Katie Villarreal | Site Supervisor: Dr. Larry Freeney, PhD, LPC

Practicum Student

Meet Katie

Katie is a graduate student at Divine Mercy University, pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is supervised by Dr. Larry Freeney, PhD, LPC. She completed her undergraduate studies in political science at Texas A&M University.

Read her bio here.

Location

St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Katy

Lara Hannaford  | Site Supervisor: Dr. Larry Freeney, PhD, LPC | Clinical Mentor: Dr. Lea Fauster, PhD, LMFT-S

Lara Hannaford | Site Supervisor: Dr. Larry Freeney, PhD, LPC | Clinical Mentor: Dr. Lea Fauster, PhD, LMFT-S

Practicum Student

Meet Lara

Lara Hannaford is a graduate student at Houston Christian University pursuing a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Houston. Read full bio.

Location

St. Faustina, Fulshear

Huong Tina Cao, M.Ed., LPC Associate

Huong Tina Cao, M.Ed., LPC Associate

Parish Counselor

Meet Tina

Tina holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Houston. She combines her professional knowledge with her personal journey to help individuals seeking counseling lead happier  nmm more fulfilling lives.

Read her bio here.

Location

St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Katy

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See Our Locations Near You

Joyful, skilled, encouraging counselors await you!

Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Community, Spring

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Angleton

St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Houston

St. Ambrose Catholic Church 4213 Mangum Rd, Houston, TX 77092, USA

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, Katy

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

St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, Houston

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

St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, Spring

St. Jerome Catholic Church, Houston

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Alvin

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Humble

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Houston

Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, The Woodlands

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, Cypress

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Houston

St. Theresa in Memorial Park, Houston

St. Katharine Drexel, Hempstead

St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, North Richland Hills

St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 7341 Glenview Dr, North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Laetare Group office @ LaCenterra, Katy

St. Faustina Catholic Church

28102 Farm to Market 1093, Fulshear, TX 77441