St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church,

Welcome to your personalized Parish Counseling Page!

We at Rejoice Parish Counseling are excited to serve parishioners of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church and Catholic families around Humble. The patron saint of your parish offers us a great example of what happens when we receive the healing touch of Jesus Christ. Jesus cast out from her “seven demons” (Luke 8:2), a sign of extreme possession or severe illness, leading her to become a humble follower and eventually the first witness of the Resurrection. As Catholic counselors, we aim to carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ, so that you too are encouraged to follow Him and experience His resurrection in your own life. We look forward to journeying with you in counseling.

– Dr. Chris Stravitsch, President

“Christ came to save the whole human person. Having faith-filled counselors provide support for parishioners who are dealing with individual, family, and marriage issues is a way of saving the whole human person. That is why we are partnering with Rejoice Parish Counseling and their Catholic counselors in our parish. I hope parishioners who need this support will avail themselves of the opportunity.”

-Fr. Felix Osasona, M.S.P., Pastor

Parish Counselors serving the parishioners of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church

On-Site Parish Counselor

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. 

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.

Read Laura's full bio

Locations

Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Spring
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

Off-Site Parish 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 will complete the intern requirement for 3,000 counseling hours on October 31, 2018 and looks forward to upgrading his license to an LPC. Nick 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. He has also completed the level 1 Gottman training in marriage counseling. 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

Dr. Chris Stravitsch, D.Min, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Dr. Chris Stravitsch, D.Min, LPC-S, LMFT-S

President and Founder

Meet Dr. Chris

Dr. Chris Stravitsch is the President and Founder of Rejoice Counseling Apostolate. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a Board Approved Supervisor for both licenses. He earned a Doctor of Ministry from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and a dual degree in Pastoral Counseling from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, which consisted of a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and M.A. in Pastoral Ministry. Chris oversees the counseling services that Rejoice Counseling Apostolate provides to Catholic parishes throughout the Greater Houston area and San Antonio. Read full bio

Locations 

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, Katy
St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, Houston

Larry Freeney, Jr., MA, LPC Intern; Supervised by Cheryl Ivory, MA, LPC-S

Larry Freeney, Jr., MA, LPC Intern; Supervised by Cheryl Ivory, MA, LPC-S

Parish Counselor

Meet Larry

Larry is a Parish Counselor working towards his full licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, he receives off-site counselor supervision from Cheryl Ivory, M.A., LPC-S. 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. Currently, Larry is working towards a Ph.D. in Counselor Education at Sam Houston State University. Read Larry’s full bio

Locations

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church, Katy
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Houston

Onsite Counseling Schedule

  • Tuesdays, 9:00am-7:30pm

Offsite Counseling: Available Monday-Friday

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

Fee

  • The fee for professional counseling is based on a sliding scale. All parishioners and families of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church will be able to use a discounted 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. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church.