St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church,

Welcome to your personalized Parish Counseling Page!

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate is excited to begin providing Parish Counseling Services to the parishioners of St. Ignatius of Loyola and other nearby parishes in The Woodlands and Spring. Journeying with individuals, couples, parents, and families in counseling gives us great joy, and we hope we can share in this joyful journey with you! As Catholic counselors, we bring the gift of faith into every counseling session while also drawing upon our education, training, and experience in professional counseling.

Read below to learn about the Catholic counseling services that are available for parishioners and their families, and then contact us for scheduling. We look forward to hearing from you!

– Dr. Chris Stravitsch, President

“As a certified spiritual director, I am often confused with a pastoral counselor. Oftentimes when someone has a deep-seated issue in life, healing the psyche is an important step toward growing in a closer relationship with the Lord Jesus. The author J.T. Byrne distinguishes spiritual direction and counseling in this way: spiritual direction treats spiritual problems and aims at supernatural integration while counseling treats emotional problems and aims at natural integration. At St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish we are concerned with the wholeness of the person: body, mind and soul. By offering counseling services that are in accord with the teachings of the Church, Rejoice Counseling Apostolate helps people remove the barriers that stifle human relationships. Thus, I am excited to have this partnership with Rejoice so that our parishioners may afford themselves to become both whole and holy.”

– Fr. Norbert Maduzia, Jr., E.V., D.Min., Pastor

Special Opportunity: Come find healing at the Grieving with Great Hope 5-Week Support Group – Just in time for the holidays

Grieving with Great HOPE is a five-week grief support workshop 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. There are no stages to grief. We all experience loss in our unique way. 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.

It will be held at the St. James the Apostle Catholic Church at 22800 Aldine Westfield, Spring, Texas. The sessions will be held on Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00pm on November 2, 9, 16, 30, and December 7. The fee is only $20 to cover the materials. To register or for more information, please contact Diane Nuar, MA, LPC at [email protected]

*While the parish facilities cannot be used due to flood damage, the counselors will meet with you onsite at neighboring parishes

Primary Counselor for St. Ignatius Parishioners

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC Intern

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC Intern

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 off-site supervision by Nick Lopez, MA, LPC-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


St. Ignatius of Loyola (Spring) - temporarily onsite at Christ the Good Shepherd (Spring)

Additional Rejoice Counselors available to you in Spring and The Woodlands

Diane Nuar, MA, LPC

Diane Nuar, MA, LPC

Parish Counselor


Meet Diane

Diane Nuar is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Houston, a Master of Arts in Education from Abilene Christian University, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from LeTourneau University. Read Diane’s full bio


St. Michael Catholic Church (Houston)
St. James the Apostle Catholic Church (Spring)

Derlyn Rhoades, MA, LPC Intern

Derlyn Rhoades, MA, LPC Intern

Supervisor: Julie Jones, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Meet Derlyn

Derlyn is a Licensed Profession Counselor Intern, receiving off-site supervision from Julie Jones PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S. She earned both her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2016) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2014) from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio. Read Derlyn's full bio


St. Cyril of Alexandria (Houston)
Christ the Good Shepherd (Spring)
Sts. Simon and Jude (The Woodlands)

Counseling Hours for St. Ignatius of Loyola (at Christ the Good Shepherd)

  • Thursdays from 11am-8pm (Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC Intern)

Additional Offsite Counseling (Available Monday-Friday)

  • Parishioners can also schedule appointments with any of our professional counselors at our other parish locations. We have a variety of days our counselors are available at nearby parishes in Spring and The Woodlands. Look at the counselor profiles above or contact us for details. Let us know that you are from St. Ignatius and you will receive the same great service for the same discounted rate.


  • The fee for professional counseling is based on a sliding scale. All parishioners and families of St. Ignatius of Loyola will be able to use a sliding scale. Your fee is determined by your annual household income and family size. We are committed to ensuring 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 St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church.