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

*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; Supervised by Nick Lopez, M.A., LPC-S

Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC Intern; Supervised by Nick Lopez, M.A., LPC-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 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


Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Spring
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, Katy
St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, Houston
St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, Spring
Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, The Woodlands

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 the Archangel Catholic Church, Houston
St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, Spring

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


Christ the Good Shepherd, Spring

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

  • Wednesdays from 9:00am-8:30pm (Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC Intern) – Individual, marriage, and family counseling
  • Mondays from 1-4pm and 6-8pm (Linda Refice Peters, MA, LPC) – Individual, marriage, and family counseling

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.