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Meet with a Counselor by Video or Phone

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-S

Janet Sturtz, MA, MSW, LCSW-S

Parish Counselor

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. 

Read Janet's full bio.

Locations / Localizada en:

Virtual only

Matthew Pici, M.Ed., LPC

Matthew Pici, M.Ed., LPC

Parish 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.

Locations 

Virtual Only

Dr. Bia Lima, PhD, LPC Associate; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Dr. Bia Lima, PhD, LPC Associate; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

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

Meet Dr. Bia

Dr. Bia Lima has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; a Masters in Psychology, Development, and Education from Universidad de Cádiz, Spain; and a Specialist Degree in Clinical Psychology from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch.

Dra. Bia Lima tiene un doctorado en Educación y Supervisión de Consejeros del Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Ella es una asociada de consejera profesional con licencia, supervisada por el Dr. Chris Stravitsch.

Read Dr. Bia's full bio

Locations: Localizada en:

Virtual only

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

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

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

Parish Counselor

Meet Claudia

Claudia Calero-Osborn is an LPC Associate and Certified School Counselor with a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Houston-Victoria in Katy.

Claudia Ariana Calero-Osborn es LPC Asociada con una Maestría en Educación en Consejería Clínica de Salud Mental de la Universidad de Houston-Victoria en Katy.
Read Claudia's full bio

Locations / Localizada en:

St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Katy

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

Christ the Good Shepherd, Spring
St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spring
St. Theresa, Memorial Park, Houston

Gary Russell, MA., LPC, LCDC

Gary Russell, MA., LPC, LCDC

Parish Counselor

Meet Gary

Gary is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. He completed a Master of Arts in Counseling at Houston Baptist University. As a parish counselor, Gary can address 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. Joseph Catholic Church, Downtown Houston
St. Michael Catholic Church, Houston

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. 

Read Laura's full bio

Locations / Localizada en:

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

Melissa Abraham, LMSW; Superised by Janet Sturtz, LCSW-S

Melissa Abraham, LMSW; Superised by Janet Sturtz, LCSW-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Melissa

Melissa Abraham is a Licensed Master Social Worker who graduated from Baylor University and receives counseling supervision from Janet Sturtz, MA, MSW, LCSW-S. She provides counseling and psychoeducation on topics such as grief, anxiety, addictions, depression, coping skills, women's issues, family relationships and more. She loves integrating Catholic faith with mental health. Read full bio.

Locations 

Christ the Redeemer, Houston
Most Holy Trinity, Angleton
St. Cyril of Alexandria, Houston

Laurel Fauster, PhD(cand), LMFT

Laurel Fauster, PhD(cand), LMFT

Parish Counselor

Meet Lea

Lea is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist completing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education at Sam Houston State University. She earned a B.S. in Psychology and a B.S. in Criminal Justice (2013) at Sam Houston State University and an M.S. in Psychology (2016) at Our Lady of the Lake University. Read Lea’s full bio

Locations

Sts. Simon & Jude, The Woodlands

Michelle Miller; Supervised by Laura Aguirre, LPC

Michelle Miller; Supervised by Laura Aguirre, LPC

Practicum Student

Meet Michelle

Michelle is a current 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.

Michelle es una estudiante de la Universidad de St. Thomas-Houston que esta estudiando para obtener la maestria en Consejeria y Salud Mental. Read Michelle's full bio

Locations

St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spring
St. Jerome, Houston

Brittney Morales; Supervised by Janet Sturtz, LCSW-S

Brittney Morales; Supervised by Janet Sturtz, LCSW-S

Practicum Student

Meet Brittney

Brittney was inspired to pursue a dual master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marital, Couple, & Family Counseling after serving three years in extensive pregnancy center counseling. She is a student at Barry University. Read her full bio

Location

Virtual only

Cindy Contreras; Supervised by Larry Freeney, PhD(cand), LPC

Cindy Contreras; Supervised by Larry Freeney, PhD(cand), LPC

Practicum Student

Meet Cindy

Cindy 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.

Cindy 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

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

Guadalupe Fajardo; Supervised by Laura Aguirre, LPC

Guadalupe Fajardo; Supervised by Laura Aguirre, LPC

Parish Counselor Student Intern

Meet Guadalupe

Guadalupe Fajardo is a graduate practicum student working towards a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of St. Thomas-Houston. She is currently gaining professional counseling experience in our Practicum & Internship Student Program, which aims to form the next generation of Catholic counselors.

Guadalupe Fajardo es una estudiante de la Universidad de St. Thomas-Houston que esta estudiando para obtener la maestria en Consejeria y Salud Mental. Read Guadalupe's full bio

Locations

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Houston