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Professional Counseling can help you grow as an individual, cope with difficult circumstances, receiving healing and greater freedom, and strengthen your relationships.

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate is here to journey with you to the fullness of joy!

Meet our Rejoice Counselors who can meet with you remotely by video or phone

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. 

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Locations / Localizada en:

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

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

Gary Russell, MA, LPC Intern, LCDC; 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 and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. He completed a Master of Arts in Counseling at Houston Baptist University. In counseling, Gary addresses depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, substance and behavioral 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, MS, LMFT Associate; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Lauren Guido, MS, LMFT 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 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.

Locations 

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.
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Locations

Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Community, Spring

Robbe Sebesta, MA, LPC Intern; Supervised by Lauren Richter, LPC-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Robbe

Robbe is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern.  She has a B.S. in Journalism from Texas A&M University and an M.A. in Community Counseling from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio. In addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she enjoys employing Logotherapy, a theory founded on the belief that human nature is motivated by the search for a life purpose. Read full bio.

Locations 

Most Holy Trinity, Angleton
St. John the Baptist, Alvin

Larry Freeney, Jr., PhD (cand.), LPC

Larry Freeney, Jr., PhD (cand.), LPC

Parish Counselor

Meet Larry

Larry is a Licensed Professional Counselor completing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Sam Houston State University. 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

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

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

Parish Counselor Student Intern

Meet Jody

Jody Pitcher is a graduate intern working towards a Master’s in Science from Divine Mercy University (DMU) to become a Licensed Professional Counselor with a focus on trauma. She is currently gaining professional counseling experience in our Practicum & Internship Student Program, which aims to form the next generation of Catholic counselors. Read Jody's full bio

Locations

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

 

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. 

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Locations

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

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

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

Parish Counselor Student Intern

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.
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Locations

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, Houston
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, Katy
St. Jerome Catholic Church, Houston