Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church,

Welcome to your personalized Parish Counseling Page!

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate is overjoyed to begin offering professional counseling services to parishioners of Sts. Simon and Jude. 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

“Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has called us to be “a Church that goes forth toward those who are ‘wounded’, who are in need of an attentive ear, understanding, forgiveness and love.” To help us fulfill this mission of healing, we work with Rejoice Parish Counseling to provide counseling services for our parish community. It is my heartfelt prayer that everyone who is wounded will receive Christ’s healing touch, so that we will join together in proclaiming the Gospel of Joy!”

– Fr. Pat Garrett, Pastor

Counselors serving the parishioners of Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church

On-Site Counselors

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

Locations 

Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Spring
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Angleton
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

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

Laura Aguirre, MA, LPC-Intern ; Supervised by 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. Jerome Catholic Church, Houston
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Humble
Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, The Woodlands

Off-Site 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

Locations

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

Locations

Christ the Good Shepherd, Spring

Onsite Counseling

  • Tuesdays, 10:00am-8:00pm (Nick LaRocca, M.Ed., LPC Intern) – Individual, marriage, and family counseling
  • Wednesdays, 9:30am-8:00pm (Laura Aguirre, MA, LPC Intern) – Individual, marriage, and family counseling; Prepare/Enrich Pre-Marriage Inventory Review Sessions

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 Sts. Simon and Jude 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 Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church.