Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church,

Welcome to your personalized Parish Counseling Page!

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate is overjoyed to begin offering professional counseling services to parishioners of Christ the Good Shepherd. Through individual, marriage or family counseling we can journey with you through numerous challenges that you want to overcome. And we will always bring the Catholic faith into the work that we do with you.

Read below to learn about the Catholic counseling services that are available for parishioners and then get in touch with us. We are here to help.

– Dr. Chris Stravitsch, President

“The Vision Statement of Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Community is to ‘Build a community of love and hope by putting our faith into action.’ One of the ways that I believe we will be able to work toward this vision is by assisting the people of our parish to become more healthy. I am excited about partnering with Rejoice Counseling Apostolate.”

– Fr. James Burkart, Pastor

Grief Support Group by Rejoice – 5 Sessions

Grieving with Great HOPE is a five-session grief support group in a DVD and small group discussion format that will be led by Rejoice Counseling Apostolate. It offers a prayerful, practical and personal approach for adults who have experienced the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, friend or other loved one. We all experience loss in a unique way and it is through prayerful reflection, practical learning and personal fellowship that we mourn. In mourning, we begin to build our bridge to a new and different life.

This free grief support group is open to parishioners of Christ the Good Shepherd, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and St. James the Apostle in Spring. It will be held at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in the St. James Room. Mondays 10:30AM-12:00PM on July 30, August 13 & 27, September 10 & 24. To register or for more information contact the counselor, Laura Aguirre, at [email protected]

Counselors serving the parishioners of Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church

On-Site Counselors

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC Intern; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC Intern; Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor and Parish Services Director

Meet Nick

Nick is a Parish Counselor and Parish Services Director. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, he receives supervision by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S. 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. Read Nick's full bio

Locations 

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

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.
Read Linda's full bio

Locations

Christ the Good Shepherd, Spring

Off-Site Counselors available to you in Spring and The Woodlands

Laura Aguirre, MA, LPC-Intern ; Supervised by Dr. Kate Walker, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S

Laura Aguirre, MA, LPC-Intern ; Supervised by Dr. Kate Walker, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Laura

Laura Aguirre is a licensed professional counselor intern, supervised by Kate Walker, Ph.D, LPC-S, LMFT-S. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University.

Laura es una consejera profesional con licencia residente, supervisada por Kate Walker, Ph.D, LPC-S, LMFT-S. 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.

Read Laura's full bio

Locations

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

Onsite Counseling

  • Mondays, 1-4pm and 6-8pm (Linda Refice Peters, MA, LPC, NCC, NCSC)
  • Wednesdays, 9am-8:30pm (Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC Intern)

Offsite Counseling: Available Monday-Friday

  • Parishioners can also schedule appointments with any of our professional counselors at any of our other parish locations. Appointments are available Monday thru Friday. Contact us for details.

Fee

  • The fee for professional counseling is based on a sliding scale. All parishioners and families of Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church will be able to use a sliding scale. Your fee is determined by your annual household income and family size. We want to ensure everyone can receive counseling. Contact us for details.

To request an appointment just complete the form below or call Rejoice Counseling Apostolate toll-free at (844) 295-3167. Mention you are a parishioner at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church.